A few minutes of breathing fresh air and getting some sun from your garden, a nice, quiet stroll in a nearby park, or a quick drive (now that it’s allowed in some areas) out of town could already do wonders to one’s health, mood and well-being. It would seem that the old belief that nature heals, soothes and restores rings all the more true amid this pandemic.
Nowadays, your backyard is no longer just an extra space in your lot, nor are parks mere beautifully landscaped spaces in your community—these have become your new havens for wellness. As journalist and urban planning researcher John Surico had said in his article for Citylab, “equitable access to local green space is more than a coronavirus-era amenity. It’s critical for physical, emotional, and mental health.” Inquirer columnist and medical expert Dr. Rafael Castillo himself confirms that “a nature-rich setting is more conducive to better mental, emotional and physical health. (It is) good for stress alleviation too.”
It thus comes as no surprise that many are now reconsidering their home options. While city living does offer unique perks and comforts, some have begun looking in the outskirts of the capital region for a home that offers more green open spaces—where the air is fresh, parks are aplenty and accessible, and communities are less dense.
In Canlubang, Laguna, Rockwell South at Carmelray is poised to offer this kind of sprawling haven for wellness—seamlessly integrating open spaces, lush foliage, verdant landscaping and nature in a modern archetype of a community. This latest project by Rockwell Land reflects its long appreciation for the incomparable benefits of nature in providing that much needed balance for today’s lifestyle. At the same time, it highlighted the value of horizontal living and adequate spaces most especially in these times.
Rockwell South at Carmelray, a joint venture with the Yulo family’s Carmelray Property Holdings Inc. and San Ramon Holdings Inc., is Rockwell Land’s first premium horizontal gated community.
Within this 63-ha expanse, future residents will revel in the serene suburban vibe of Laguna while they get to continue enjoying modern comforts: well-appointed amenities, exquisite finishes, and a self contained, highly exclusive community. Add to that its location—its proximity to major thoroughfares for ease of access, to prestigious schools, key establishments as well as other essential institutions, which future residents will surely appreciate.
Rockwell South at Carmelray features two residential clusters, with Cluster 1 offering over 200 lots with generous cuts ranging from 656 sqm up to 1,019 sqm to a discerning market that values and invests in nature, affluence, and privacy.
Embracing the outdoors
Beyond the luxury of space, what makes it all the more compelling as your ideal home in the new normal—or “now normal” as some would say—is how Rockwell created more opportunities for future residents to embrace the outdoors and enjoy the open skies and fresh air.
Setting the tone for what will be a unique Rockwell experience in the south is its network of wide roads and walkways shaded by trees, which serve as a natural buffer to preserve the community’s privacy and serenity; a relaxing and refreshing waterway tucked into the design of the main spine road; pocket parks and trails; and an expansive amenity complex, covering some 1.9 ha or an entire block within the property.
Outdoor activities can be enjoyed on the great lawn, while large gatherings can be organized in an impressive clubhouse. Sports enthusiasts can spend hours playing in the covered courts and lap pool, while kids can take a dip in the kiddie pool. Residents can likewise have smaller get-togethers under the shaded tents and even have a potluck in the barbecue area.
The amenity complex will further feature a retail row to host a curated mix of shops and restaurants. The Central Amenity lots at Cluster 1, in particular, will have easy access to this area.
Apart from having this impressive Central Amenity, Rockwell South at Carmelray further allows its residents to immerse themselves in green spaces through the many recreational parks scattered throughout this community, each offering its own set of activities that will allow you to nurture your health and wellness. Four of these recreational parks can be found in Cluster 1, thus adding to the feeling of spaciousness particularly for owners of lots surrounding these open spaces.
The 1,700 sqm Treehouse Park—equivalent to the size of more than four basketball courts—will feature a cabin up in the trees, while the 2,800 sqm Fitness Park will serve as the fitness enthusiasts’ haven with its grand gazebo and wellness garden.
Other parks include the 1,400 sqm Play Park—perfect for quality bonding moments with the family from grandparents to kids, and the 4,100 sqm meter Bike Park, which will feature an outdoor trail and a grill area for al fresco dining.
Rockwell has indeed given you all the reasons to invest in a new home in the new normal, as it created another distinct lifestyle in a premium development down south—one of embracing the outdoors, communing with nature and ensuring your health and well-being, all while still enjoying innumerable modern comforts as though you’re right back in the heart of the city.