As a young girl, I lived in a big house with a spacious lawn. Our ancestral house in Corrales Avenue was where my sister, cousins, and I spent a lot of time playing in the garden. There were also times when we hid the whole day in our large bedroom, playing whatever games we could think of. Sometimes, we would put up blanket tents in the room! That white house was heaven for us. It was our playground, our hideaway, our paradise. It was our palace.

Now that I’m nearing 50, I’ve realized that being in a happy place does not have anything to do with how big or small it is. What matters most are the people you are with and the comfort and convenience that you enjoy. So, even if you have a small house, as long as you are with your loved ones and you’re comfortable and relaxed, you are in paradise. This is the reason why I fell in love with Primavera Residences the first time I heard about it.

Developed by the award winning Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), Primavera Residences is Cagayan de Oro’s first eco-friendly mixed-use condominium. It boasts of world class architecture and Italian-inspired design by IDC’s CEO, Architect Romolo Nati. Located in uptown CDO, the 10-storey condominium has three unit types: studio, one bedroom, and two-bedroom residences

Studio type unit.

The best thing about Primavera Residences, though, is its eco-friendly features. It has cantilevers surrounding the building, which helps keep away direct sunlight from the windows. This reduces the heat in the condominium and likewise helps homeowners reduce energy consumption by minimizing the use of air conditioners. Air is free to flow in and out of the building, too, because Primavera Residences has natural ventilation in its inner courtyard.

1bedroom residences

One-bedroom unit.

Additionally, the condominium has photovoltaic solar panels on its rooftop. This serves as sources of energy and power.

2bedroom residences

2-bedroom unit.

I have long wanted to experience green living, so when Primavera Residences opened its doors to Kagay-anons, I felt like my prayers were finally answered.

Living the Primavera Way

Living in a Primavera residence is a practical luxury. Practical because of its green features; and luxurious because of the world class amenities it offers. Plus, since you live in a condominium, it’s like living in a hotel or a serviced residence, feeling like a queen (or king).


We were given the chance to check out the units at Primavera Residences and what we saw really left a lasting impression on us.

Although the units are not as big as our ancestral house, I loved the cozy and functional design and furniture. The two-bedroom unit we were in had a living room complete with a soft and comfortable sofa, a dining room for enjoying meals and conversations with

friends, a bathroom with hot & cold shower, and a kitchen that any chef will love.

PR Residences Kitchen

We save the most important part of the unit for last – the bedroom. It did not disappoint. With a bed I can comfortably sink myself into, plus a breathtaking view of the city, it was a scene as inviting as an ice cold drink on a scorching hot day. If it were my bedroom, I’d want to curl up in bed the whole day. The minute you lay your head on your pillow, you’re sure to fall asleep.

Then again, as the condominium has its own swimming pool, I can also picture myself enjoy the relaxing and rejuvenating embrace of the water. I imagine myself spending my mornings in the pool.

I imagine mornings with the sun kissing me, as if telling me to enjoy every luxury that’s within my reach. And in the daytime, I’ll enjoy the cool air coming from the building’s natural ventilation.

PR Residences

What a relaxing set up! I can stay here all day! (Photo by MFPoblete)

I can spend the whole day inside my unit. Everything that I need is there. I can watch all the shows and movies I want without worrying about energy costs piling up. Or, I can spend the whole day curled up in the plush sofa, reading my favorite book. I can also invite friends over for lunch or dinner, or to spend the whole day with me. We can watch movies, exchange stories, and marvel at the sky as it turns into a colorful field at sunset.

I can do all these and many more while enjoying 24-hour security.

And, if I really need to go out, there’s a mall a few steps away from the building. Restaurants and bars are also scattered within the community. There are even schools, gyms and fitness centers, and churches near the condominium.

This is what it’s like living in a green building like Primavera Residences. And this is what it will be like if you live in Primavera City, Italpinas Development Corporation’s newest groundbreaking project set to be launched this month.

Living in Primavera City

Primavera City is Italpinas’ mixed-use condominium that can also be described as a “city within a city”. It practically has everything you need in a community – commercial establishments, offices, condominium units, first class amenities, and green features.

Living in Primavera City will be like living in the lap of luxury, not because it is expensive, but because it is practical, functional, and eco-friendly. Just imagine what you’re bound to enjoy when you get a unit:

  • Natural ventilation and a cooling system courtesy of void spaces in the middle of the towers. This means you’ll get free flowing fresh air day in and day out.
  • An innovative solar power system that will help reduce your energy consumption, and a semi-transparent photovoltaic panel on the rooftop. This will help provide a shading façade for the building’ amenities, while also cutting energy costs.
  • Multi-functional buildings that feature a mix of commercial, office, and residential units. It’s basically a small community with everything you need just a few steps or doors away.
  • World class amenities you’ll enjoy like a swimming pool and a gym. Resort-like amenities within your reach.

PR City Pool

  • Cozy units that suit your needs. Studio-type units are 27 square meters in size, while single bedroom units are at 47 square meters. Two-bedroom units are bigger at 70 square meters. Commercial units are at 50 to 60 square meters each. There will be a total of 337 units (57 commercial, 231 studios, 22 one-bedroom units, and 27 two-bedroom units) spread through the two towers of the Phase 1 of Primavera City.
  • 24/7 security.
  • The best location you can find. Uptown CDO is a growing community that caters to different sectors of business and society. It’s the most ideal place to raise a family.
  • The view. Imagine waking up every morning to the sun kissing your nose, birds chirping, and trees dancing in the wind. Imagine ending the day watching the stars, with the wind brushing your cheeks. Just imagine.

Imagine all the comfort, convenience, and luxury of living in a city like Primavera City. It’s a dream come true for anyone who wants to feel pampered and secure. It’s luxury within your reach.

I miss our big house in Corrales. But, I also love the idea of living in a green community like Primavera. So, yes, I’d jump at every opportunity I’ll get to build a life in Primavera City. Wouldn’t you?


Italpinas Development Corporation, the developer of Primavera City, is a real-estate firm specializing in the development of sustainable mixed-use buildings in emerging cities such as Cagayan de Oro City. To know more about the company and its projects, you may To know more about Primavera City, visit and for the latest updates.

(Photos, except when indicated otherwise, were provided by Italpinas Development Corporation. Used with permission.)


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