December 7, 2011
I’ve been very curious about St. Francis Shangri-La Place in Ortigas. I know a few people who’ve bought units there. But I’d never been inside before until I hosted the event. I actually have a side story that goes with this. Those who follow me on Twitter may remember the day I had to get off my car and take the MRT during rush hour because EDSA was in a standstill. This was the event I had to go to. Luckily, St. Francis is connected to Shangri-La Plaza mall which is also connected to the MRT Shaw station.
St. Francis Shangri-La Place is a good looking building – clad in glass with 61 storeys, it is one of the tallest residential developments in the Philippines. The units that were unveiled were up in the penthouse. There are 8 penthouses – three have already been sold. They’re pretty spectacular. Floor areas range from 510 to 650 square metres, all with three levels – 59th, 60th, 61st. The top-most level is the private infinity pool. Incredible!
After the brief program, I took the guests on a tour of a beautifully designed 547 sqm unit by renowned interior designer Manny Samson and Associates. No expense was spared when Manny Samson designed the space – it “exuded elegance, comfort, and world-class luxury, showcasing that which has always been friendly and familiar —Filipino ingenuity.”
It wasn’t easy capturing the magnitude of the space. Just imagine a very high space, floor to ceiling windows on both sides, all set in a backdrop of polished chrome, silver gilding and high end fabrics.
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