Robinsons Homes has unveiled three sets of “house design collections” aimed to mirror the aspirations and lifestyle choices of its target families. Moreover, they’re meant to last and be passed on to generations.
The three sets correspond to Robinsons Homes’ three sub-brands: high-end Bloomfields; mid-range Brighton; and more affordable Springdale.
Each set has five house designs following variations of a specific theme.
Under the supervision of Robinsons Homes GM Cora Ang Ley, the company’s in-house architects designed the 15 houses.
Named after powerful and iconic women such as Eleanor, Elizabeth, Audrey, Marilyn, and Hilary, the Bloomfields collection echoes modernized Balinese lines in the ample use of tempered glass panels and ready access to outdoor spaces such as lanais, terraces and balconies.
Each two-story Bloomfields house has floor area ranging from 320-332 sq m on a 320-sqm lot. Prices start at P8.8 million excluding the lot.
Since it’s designed for larger and more affluent families, a typical Bloomfields house has five bedrooms including a guest room and maid’s room on the ground floor, equipped with individual bathrooms.
The master bedroom has a walk-in closet.
Robinsons Homes’ Bloomfields developments are in the works in Bacolod, General Santos, Lipa, and other urbanized areas in Luzon.
“If there’s one thing these houses have in common, it’s the thought and attention we put into their layouts,” said Ang Ley. “And since families are investing their hard-earned money, we also took into consideration each house’s pamana (inheritance) factor.”
Stable and sturdy
While other projects use pre-fabricated materials, Robinsons Homes uses the traditional buhos (poured concrete) system to produce stable and sturdy homes.
Earthquakes and the stormy weather were considered in the houses’ designs. Bloomfields houses use tinted and tempered glass panels designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 200 kph.
“Ample use of glass to allow natural light in is the trend nowadays,” said Ang Ley. “It’s what our market wants. But it’s not all about form. We also put emphasis on safety. All our houses have passed the country’s building codes.”
Two-story, four-bedroom Brighton houses have total livable floor areas ranging from 205-233 sq m set on 180-200 sq m lots. The collection’s overall theme is a cross between Contemporary Mediterranean and Spanish Revival.
Like the more spacious Bloomfields collection, Brighton houses such as Francisco, Stefano, Marsala, Veria, and Palermo have two-car garages. Designed for growing families, each house comes with a balcony. Prices start at P5 million excluding the lot.
For start-up families with smaller budgets, Robinsons Homes offers the single carport, two-story, three-bedroom (excluding ground-floor maid’s room) Springdale collection named after such trees as Spruce, Cedar, Oak, Maple, and Walnut.
With a P4-million starting price excluding lot, Springdale houses have floor areas ranging from 158-166 sq m. The collection has a contemporary minimalist architecture, with a small balcony.
Like the pricier Bloomfields and Brighton collections, Springdale houses are exclusively available to buyers of Robinsons Homes’ Springdale developments. Lot sizes range from 120-150 sq m.
Robinsons Homes’ other projects are in Pampanga, Tarlac, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, Cebu, Davao and Misamis Oriental.
“You can also choose to build your own home,” said Ang Ley. “You just need to submit the perspective and design following a particular development’s theme. There’s also a minimum cost involved as stated in the deed of restriction.”
Of course, the headache of dealing with a contractor is eliminated once you deal directly with Robinsons Home, she added.