Outdoor yoga decks, private parks and tranquility gardens are some of the new and hottest things in luxury residential buildings, which signal the rise in mindfulness and well-being as the mantra in property developments right now.
Mindfulness is a kind of energy that we generate when we bring our mind back to our body and get in touch with what is going on in the present moment, within us and around us. We become aware of our breathing and come home to our body, fully present for ourselves and whatever we are doing.
The energy of mindfulness helps us touch life deeply throughout the day, whether we’re brushing our teeth, washing the dishes, walking to work, eating a meal, or driving the car. We can be mindful while standing, walking or lying down or while speaking, listening, working, and playing.
Practicing mindfulness within oneself and with others in the community is one of the priorities of Brittany Corporation, the luxury residential arm of the country’s largest homebuilder Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc.
To capture the feeling of an ultimate retreat, Brittany promotes the mind-body-spirit connection and holistic wellness through Crosswinds, its 100-hectare exclusive enclave tucked away on the face of the lush, sweeping natural hills of Tagaytay.
Inspired by the natural beauty of Switzerland that shines just as bright, with verdant forests, and glistening mountain peaks, Crosswinds is a world on its own that features lot-only properties and luxury homes and residential buildings in Swiss-chalet styles with large windows and balconies that unite the interior outside and allow the residents to enjoy the mountain soul of a typical Swiss-chalet architecture.
Over the last years, Crosswinds has been revitalized through the development of new and unique retail concepts, luxury condominium buildings and a host of other facilities that have transformed the exclusive community into a year-round destination.
An Exclusive Swiss Condo Living Experience
Encompassing 2.8 hectares of Crosswinds is Alpine Villas, a charming enclave consisting of mid-rise towers in the style of Swiss chalets that are surrounded with charming European-inspired cafes and restaurants.
Inspired by the most beautiful Swiss chalet villages, Alpine Villas’ first three towers namely Bernese, Blanc and Brienz, are situated 540 meters above sea level and command an excellent view of Crosswinds’ exclusive community, lush green foliage of pine trees, open green spaces, and the commercial strip.
The latest tower to complete the first row of the Alpine Villas luxury condo development is Biel, a 9-storey tower that offers a total of 58 units with a mix of studio and one-bedroom with balcony with sizes ranging between 30 to 90 sqm. Prices will range from Php 9M to Php 31M.
Biel: An Immersion in Nature
Biel is inspired by the concept of bathing one’s senses in the forest atmosphere. At the heart of this concept is the idea of slowing down, practicing mindfulness, and reconnecting with nature – a pursuit that has become all the more meaningful since the pandemic unfolded.
Built on the principles of nature-inspired, sustainable design, Biel is designed to reflect Crosswinds natural beauty, incorporating the elements of wood and other natural materials with thirty percent of the condominium development dedicated to green open spaces.
In addition, Biel best represents Brittany’s prime development as it offers bigger unit sizes, more open spaces and upgraded features. With a height of 540 meters above sea level, Biel commands the best view of the exclusive Crosswinds community, with units facing the morning sun on the southeast side of the building.
It is close to lifestyle hotspots within Crosswinds such as Ruined Project, Napa, Cafe Voila and Coffee Project, where one can enjoy a short walk to the commercial stretch in just around five minutes. Biel is also just a kilometer away from Crosswinds’ unique retail concepts and new attractions such as Windmill Lausanne, Cafe Yama, Dear Joe and Andersen’s Bakery.
Biel will also offer an impressive list of amenities focused on increasing the residents’ sense of well-being. It will offer well-designed, space-efficient vertical residences with a mix of one- and two-bedroom balconies and equipped with 24/7 safety protocols including a CCTV system in all common areas, Wi-Fi, and building systems. The units were also designed with versatility in mind, another nod to the pandemic and how it has changed the property owners to utilize their living space, allowing them to create additional space and have more flexibility in their own unit.
Moreover, Biel will offer passive and active spaces such as a straightforward exercise room and a curated gym, private park, kids’ outdoor play area, pet park, biking and jogging trails, function hall and tranquility garden.
A Year-Round Destination
Residents at Biel will be spoilt for choice in terms of nature-inspired activities. Beyond the breathtaking scenic views and acre upon acre of land studded with thousands of pine trees, Brittany has invested heavily in developing the Crosswinds community with a promise of a stunning retreat no matter which time of the year.
Crosswinds offers a slew of outdoor recreation, from cycling and jogging paths to beautiful running and hiking trails. Other notable developments in Crosswinds include luxury hotel, The Crosswinds Suites as well as retail concepts that offer gorgeous scenery on top of sumptuous meals.
More Than Just an Investment
COVID-19 has brought about a shift in priorities – people have begun to focus more on enjoying life and living in the moment. This change in mindset extends to what properties people are choosing to invest in. For most property buyers, the most valuable luxury is time and convenience and being able to live their best lives.
To that end, properties at Crosswinds hold great appeal. People can now understand that they are buying something to enjoy as well as a smart and stable investment. Crosswinds and its luxury condo development Alpine Villas serve a growing number of curious homebuyers looking to push the boundaries of what will help them live the best of everything life has to offer.
Crosswinds truly revels in the beauty of nature. With cold breezes, lush pine trees and magnificent flora year-round, one can practice meditation and mindfulness every day, informally outside in nature. It is indeed the ideal property for those who seek comfort, tranquility and mindfulness retreat away from the city.
Brittany Corporation, the company behind this exclusive, nature-inspired enclave, also offers a fine selection of home designs, high-end condominiums and lot-only properties in excellent locations such as Portofino in Alabang, La Posada in Sucat and Georgia Club in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
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