REDEFIN­ING LUX­URY

Suntrust Shanata proves that own­ing a space doesn’t have to be ex­pen­sive

Northern Living - - SPECIAL FEATURE - TEXT YAZHMIN MALAJITO

Lux­ury can be in­tim­i­dat­ing.

Of­ten­times, we equate the word with shiny prod­ucts and ex­trav­a­gant ser­vices. In some cases, it’s al­most syn­ony­mous with own­ing lots of things.

It’s about time to break this ma­te­ri­al­is­tic mind­set. Wouldn’t it be re­fresh­ing if we sim­ply de­fine it as liv­ing leisurely and feel­ing un­hur­ried in life? Or per­haps, it can be some­thing that pro­vides grat­i­fi­ca­tion by pleas­ing all the senses re­gard­less of the fi­nan­cial value? In this case, an abode can be a lux­ury—just make sure you choose the right one.

Along Quirino High­way in No­valiches, the con­do­mini­ums of Suntrust Shanata were es­tab­lished for an as­pir­ing res­i­dent’s well-be­ing, plea­sure, and con­ve­nience. Its prox­im­ity to dy­namic Que­zon City does not mean it’s rest­less, too. In fact, with a name that means “tran­quil” or “peace­ful” in In­done­sian, Shanata pro­vides a cozy com­mu­nity with its re­sort­style ameni­ties. Un­wind­ing is as easy as step­ping out­side your unit as the condo com­plex lays out pools for kids and adults alike. The sun­bathing deck, gazebo area, and chil­dren’s play­ground fur­ther ac­cen­tu­ate the re­laxed vibe. For in­side loung­ing, there is a club­house with a gym and func­tion rooms.

We all have the abil­ity to de­fine and make any­thing a lux­ury. To some peo­ple, a stu­dio unit that af­fords pri­vacy with­out burn­ing a hole in the pocket is lux­u­ri­ous. To oth­ers, it means spend­ing a lit­tle more ex­tra for a three-bed­room fam­ily home. Shanata, which was re­cently hailed as the Best Af­ford­able Condo De­vel­op­ment in Metro Manila at the 6th Guru Philip­pines Prop­erty Awards, has dif­fer­ent con­fig­u­ra­tions that are eco­nom­i­cally priced for all types of dream­ers. It’s per­fect for a spec­trum of res­i­dents—young pro­fes­sion­als who grind in the neigh­bor­ing city, young cou­ples who are just start­ing a fam­ily, and es­tab­lished adults look­ing for more in­vest­ments.

There are many ways to de­fine the essence of lux­ury, but a life of com­fort and sat­is­fac­tion is just al­ways at one’s fin­ger­tips. It sim­ply comes from what we make of it.

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