Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mayland Launches the Dorsett Residences

Following their rival Low Yat's launch of the Tribeca last year, Mayland is going head on with their Dorsett Residences, built right beside their flagship Dorsett Regency hotel and opposite the Tribeca.

With prices at the Tribeca hitting a dizzying RM2,000psf, Mayland wants to follow on these footsteps... So, over RM1.2million for a 650sf studio apartment. It will be a 30 storey building with 250 units of apartments as compared with Tribeca's 300+. Judging from the plot of land they have (red box), which is extremely tiny... it looks like the Tribeca (blue box) pale in comparison of density. Certainly it will be challenging to build any car parks up such a tight space, so Mayland has proposed a valet service with a Korean-style car park lift similar to the yet unbuilt Vida Soho in Bukit Ceylon.

As I blogged earlier, there really isn't much difference in unit layout in all Mayland's projects. Like many developers in Malaysia, they tend to recycle every useless architecture drawings they already have. But Mayland need to change their interior designer more than anything else... During my visit to their showroom, the interior design almost made me faint.

While I was looking at the chandelier (above) in horror, the salesman informed me that it is included in the package, I immediately went "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"

I felt like I was in a very luxurious massage parlour in mainland China. The glass bathroom walls however is a good idea to help deliver sunlight to the windowless lounge and kitchen/dining area as well as deliver a stunning view to whoever is watching the bathroom

While Tribeca is trendy, Dorsett is "luxurious". If grandpa and grandson are ever going property hunting together, be sure the old man will choose Dorsett while the young lad go for Tribeca. Imagine he brings his girlfriend home... she will think he is still living with mum!

Location wise, Dorsett is slightly better than Tribeca being at the back of the Starhill mall and will just be a small hop from the upcoming MRT station - important for the older man as he can't walk that much. Also, the Dorsett price tag while it rivals Tribeca, comes with an un-assigned car park which the latter does not provide. Dorsett also comes fully furnished, although you might rather they don't furnish it at all!

BTW, has anyone got their booking downpayment back from their Dorsett Place Waterfront project yet?

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