Real Estate

Zen ... peaceful community.

Zen ... peaceful community.

Living in harmony

November 2014

Dubai-based Indigo Properties recently launched Zen, a resort style-villa community in the Dubai Golf City in the UAE.

“Zen means living in harmony within natural surroundings, and with this project we are trying to replicate the resort living of the Far East into everyday living in Dubai, says Anand Lakhiani, director of Indigo Properties.

“The unique selling proposition of this project is its landscaping,” he adds.

Far from box-like, cramped villas, Zen comprising 346 villas and townhouses featuring three, four, five and six bedrooms spread across 4.5 million sq ft and will also include retail areas, clubhouses, several parks, play areas, jogging tracks, streams, meditation nooks, sunken pavilions and covered outdoor seating. The villas and townhouse range from 4,000 sq ft to 10,000 sq ft in size.

“Zen offers a tropical paradise to all home lovers and investors looking to live within a lush green community along gentle meandering paths set among free-flowing streams and lush tropical foliage,” he says.

Around 60 per cent of the project is open area. Construction work on the project is scheduled to start by March 2015 and will be completed in 24 months. The tendering process is due to start by the end of this year.

“Our vision was to create a community of villas as there is demand for such projects in the market,” he says adding, “we are lucky Dubai Golf City chose us to do the first development on their master development.”

The project architect consultant is Arch Group, the elevation and interior consultant is Serendipity by Design and the landscaping is by the Desert Group.

The company’s attention to design and detail sets its projects apart from others, according to Dev Maitra, CEO of Indigo Properties.

“Our first project, Indigo Tower, won an award for best looking tower in JLT (Jumeirah Lake Towers) by the master developer, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC). Our commercial project Indigo Central has attracted tenants of the highest calibre including Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (Adnic), Etihad, Reem Al Bawadi, Emirates REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust), Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) and Canon.

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