Every time I hear someone say, “I’m going to Italy,” my envy meter rises. I have always loved the idea of living the sweet life (la dolce vita) in Italy, even for just a couple of days. I had the chance to experience this back in 1996, but it was a short stay (three days). I have no idea if I can ever recreate that, but if given the chance, I’d jump at the opportunity.

So when I found out that there’s an Italian-inspired condominium here in Cagayan de Oro, I knew my dreams were finally about to come true. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Primavera Residences is the city’s first eco-friendly mixed-used condominium. It is also an Italian-inspired masterpiece designed by Architect Romolo Nati, CEO of Italpinas Development Corporation, developer of the said condo. The 10-storey residential building is located in the model community of uptown CDO.

What sets Primavera Residences apart is its eco-friendly features. If you’re like me and you don’t like heat getting inside your house (or room), you’ll be grateful for the cantilevers that surround the building and protect the units from direct sunlight. Ventilation is also good as air can freely flow in and out of the building. With all these features, you’re guaranteed to benefit from lesser energy consumption even in the hot summer months.

Italian Living

All the features previously mentioned are essential for creating a convenient lifestyle. But Primavera is one step ahead because it incorporates touches of Italian living – from the physical aspects down to the environment.

As the building is Italian-inspired, Primavera Residences will help you learn to love Italian living. Specifically, you will discover that:

  1. Italian living means looking and feeling good.

Since Italy, particularly Milan, is big on fashion, this is an important part of Italian living. And this does not apply only to how you dress up but also on what your home looks and feels like. A well-designed home – not necessarily an expensive one – is essential for Italians.

So if you know how to mix and match fashion – which jacket should be paired with which trouser or which pair of shoes goes well with your favorite jeans and t-shirt – you should also know how to keep your home in tiptop shape. You don’t need to buy branded furniture or even the latest trend in home appliances. What’s important is that the most essential things are there: a comfortable living room set, a bed you’d want to sleep the whole day in, a dining table ideal for the family, and so on.

Italian living means being stylish and comfortable without being costly.

  1. Italian living means enjoying good meals.

Italians like eating and celebrating – even when there’s no special occasion. These celebrations usually overflow with food and the best wines.

For Italians, however, a good meal is not just about delicious dishes. Rather, a good meal is an art. It has to have the right setting and the right mood. Food has to be cooked with love and passion. And the celebration should be in a special place – like your home, where the family can gather and feast together.

  1. Italian living means opening doors and welcoming friends.

In Italy, everyone is entitled to enjoy “la dolce vita”. So they’re always ready and willing to welcome family, friends, and even colleagues to their homes – to celebrate and enjoy life. For them, life becomes more meaningful, fun, and beautiful when shared with somebody.

If you live in a place like Primavera Residences, you’ll be happy (and proud) to welcome guests to your beautiful home. And, yes, even to your Italian friends – because they’ll feel right at home in a world-class Italian-inspired architectural masterpiece.

Primavera City

Italian living will now be even easier to reach as Italpinas is currently developing Primavera City. This groundbreaking project, which was launched in the 3rd quarter of 2016, is practically a city within a city. It is mixed-use condominium that has everything you need – residential units, commercial establishments, offices, sports and leisure facilities, hotel-like amenities, and green features.

It is the first of its kind here in Cagayan de Oro and it’s creating a lot of excitement because it’s functional, eco-friendly, and practical. And, yes, it epitomizes what Italian living really is.

Primavera City has units that are tailored to suit your needs. Each unit is made with top of the line construction materials. Extra attention is given to details to make sure that the quality of your future home is beyond exceptional. Modern Italian-inspired design is combined with smart, functional, and eco-friendly style to create residential units that are comfortable, convenient, safe, and elegant.

In addition, Primavera City has state-of-the-art first-class amenities. There’s a Sky Garden that offers a breathtaking view of Macajalar Bay. The Sky Pool Area is where you can lounge and relax or swim your heart out after a stressful day. You can also work on those muscles at the gym. And you and your adorable kids can play all you want at the playground. All of these amenities are found at the roof deck of the building.

Also, getting together with family and friends will be a breeze as Primavera City has its own function hall. So you’ll have the time of your life living “la dolce vita” by dancing and singing the day or night away with special people.

Other unique and interesting features Primavera City offers include solar panels, 24/7 CCTV security surveillance, emergency power provided by a generator, elevators, a 24-hour reception area (similar to hotels), natural ventilation, and photovoltaic panels for lesser energy consumption.

So if you want to experience Italian living at its finest right here in Cagayan de Oro, it has to be with Primavera City.

About IDC/Italpinas Development Corporation

Born from the meeting of minds between a multi-awarded Italian architect and a Filipino lawyer with a passion for sustainable development, IDC (Italpinas Development Corporation) is dedicated to developing high performance properties in highly prospective Philippine cities at their early growth phases. IDC works with the best contractors, suppliers, and construction management teams to ensure the highest quality in every product offered to clients, investors, and partners. As a progressive and dynamic company, IDC has been recognized by several prestigious international competitions and organizations within a span of a few years. These include the Asia Pacific Property Awards, Southeast Asia Property Awards, and the National Geographic Magazine.


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

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