Ilham Residence in City of Elmina 75% taken up

This article first appeared in City & Country, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on March 30, 2020 - April 05, 2020.

Artist’s impression of Ilham Residence. The first landed strata precinct in Elmina Grove has a GDV of RM411.7 million. Photo by Sime Darby Property

Leong: Ilham Residence offers the first sustainable green-powered homes in City of Elmina. Photo by Mohd Izwan Mohd Nazam/The Edge

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Sime Darby Property’s Ilham Residence at Elmina Grove in City of Elmina has achieved a take-up rate of 75% since its launch on March 7.

“Ilham Residence offers the first sustainable green-powered homes in City of Elmina and [caters] for all types of families, from young couples to growing and multigenerational families,” Sime Darby Property general manager (business unit 1) Appollo Leong says in an email.

The first landed strata precinct in Elmina Grove occupies a 34-acre freehold parcel in the 5,000-acre City of Elmina and has a gross development value (GDV) of RM411.7 million.

Due to be completed by 2023, it will offer 513 two-storey terrace houses in four configurations — Type 1 (1,387 to 1,451 sq ft), Type 2 (1,601 to 1,661 sq ft), Type 3 (1,727 to 1,743 sq ft) and Type 4 (1,984 to 2,341 sq ft). Selling prices start at RM583,999 after discounts and rebates and maintenance fees start at RM174 per month.

City of Elmina, which is located next to a 2,700-acre forest reserve, has a GDV of over RM27 billion. The township comprises a mix of residential and commercial properties and is expected to take up to 20 years to complete.

According to Leong, Sime Darby Property has teamed up with TNBX Sdn Bhd to install all units at Ilham Residence with solar panels, smart meters and home energy management systems. This is the first collaboration of its kind in the country.

“Homeowners will move into homes powered by green energy and will be able to sell excess energy to Tenaga Nasional Bhd under the Net Energy Metering scheme. Under this scheme, homeowners whose electricity bills are more than RM200 a month are expected to save up to 50% off the excess charges,” he says.

“The Smart Green Home Solutions implemented at Ilham Residence will create awareness of responsible energy consumption, which addresses concerns such as climate change and the rising cost of living,” Leong adds.

The township will feature 24-hour security and perimeter fencing, 10 acres of interactive green spaces and back lanes, as well as jogging paths that will connect the houses to five themed gardens. In addition, there will be more than 16 recreational facilities for residents of all ages, including a tree house, teahouse, skate park, outdoor fitness equipment and sprint park.

City of Elmina is easily accessible via the New Klang Valley Expressway, North-South Expressway, Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Expressway, Guthrie Corridor Expressway, Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway, Shah Alam-Batu Arang Highway and Federal Highway.