Townhouses are some of the most common house types in the Philippines. Here’s a list of the ones that stand out.
A townhouse can be described as a tall and narrow house that usually has two or more floors to maximize floor area. Most of the time, these properties are constructed side by side, each sharing walls with one or two units, and may or may not have a parking area for cars.
Once regarded as mere transition homes (small and cramped and purchased only to have a place to live while saving for the dream house), townhouses now have sizes and amenities that can rival the best single-family houses and condominium units in the market today. Many are also situated in prime areas close to central business districts, the best schools, and leisure areas, making them excellent options to those scouting for the ideal urban dwelling.
Among those currently in the market for sale, MyProperty lists a few that stand out with their unique amenities, modern safety features, prime location, and elegant design.
The facade and the entrance to the clubhouse. (Photo from fsvrc.com)
Master-planned by the prestigious Palafox Associates, First Shelter Ventures and Realty Corporation’s Avilion Gardens situated in Guatemala Street in Better Living Subdivision, Parañaque City, is a perfect suburban enclave that provides residents easy access to the south’s recreation and shopping centers, schools, and major hospitals.
This exclusive community contains 65 units divided into 14 clusters with only three to six units per cluster. Each unit comes with a private pocket garden and a two-car garage. The project’s three-story units even come with balconies. Family-friendly amenities, such as a mini chapel, clubhouse, swimming pool, playground, and gym, are available for residents to enjoy.
Being a gated community, security is one of Avilion Gardens’ best attributes. Security personnel roam the community 24/7, while high-standard CCTVs are installed around the community and in every unit, and owners can even monitor their units online.
Prices of units at Avillion Gardens start at Php 6.7 million.
Rows of townhouses in Grand Monaco Heights, Taytay. (Photo from grandmonaco.com)
Grand Monaco Heights is a community of two-story townhomes situated in Taytay, Rizal. Ideal for families, the project is close to schools (San Beda College-Rizal, STI Academic Center Ortigas-Cainta, and Siena College-Taytay), shopping centers (SM City Taytay, Ever Gotesco, and Tiendesitas), and hospitals (The Medical City). In addition, business districts such as Ortigas and Eastwood are just a short drive away.
Buyers can choose between three- and four-bedroom units in this gated community. Residents can enjoy the gazebo and clubhouse for their parties, gatherings, and even meetings. With a centralized water system, there will be no need to worry about water scarcity. In addition, units are equipped with cable and telephone lines, while surveillance cameras around the community and 24-hour security will make homeowners feel secure.
Prices of units at Grand Monaco Heights start at Php 3.2 million.
The artist rendition of San Juan Heights. (Photo from transphil.com)
On the hilly side of San Juan City sits San Juan Heights, a 12-unit, gated townhouse community by Trans-Phil Land Corporation. Its convenient location affords homebuyers easy access to educational institutions, such as Dominican College, Immaculate Concepcion, and Xavier School; to shopping districts like SM City Sta. Mesa, Greenhills Shopping Center, Robinsons Galleria, and SM Megamall; and entertainment and eating spots including those found in Little Baguio and along P. Guevarra and Wilson Streets.
All units in San Juan Heights have three bedrooms with four or five toilet-and-baths. The units boast high-quality finishing and fixtures, such as La Germania, Mylch Douglas, Bestank, Tailee and HCG. All units are also equipped with a water-heating system, telecom line, intercom system, and Internet line. Aside from the owners’ own garage, a parking area is available for guests.
Security in San Juan Heights is of utmost priority. Aside from surveillance cameras and roaming security personnel, electric fences will keep intruders from breaking in. Burglar alarm system, heat and smoke detectors, and built-in ladders are all installed in the units to ensure residents’ safety.
Prices of units at San Juan Heights start at Php 6.2 million.
St. Judith Hills' entrance gate and artist rendition of its townhouses. (Photo from robinsonshomes.com)
St. Judith Hills, a Mediterranean-inspired village by Robinsons Homes situated along Teresa-Sumulong Highway in Antipolo City, offers 111 two-story townhouses (each with three bedrooms and balcony and a floor area of approximately 200 sqm). This development is close to various institutions and leisure establishments, such as Unciano General Hospital, Assumption Antipolo, Marikina Sports Center, Ateneo de Manila, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, Ynares Sports Complex, Robinsons Antipolo, Robinsons Place Cainta, Robinsons Metro East, and SM City Masinag.
Future residents of St. Judith Hills can enjoy pocket gardens, cross-ventilation and natural lighting features, children’s play areas, activity court, a multi-purpose clubhouse, and the village’s swimming pool. In addition, the community is gated while security personnel roam the area 24/7.
Prices of units at St. Judith Hills Executive Village are available upon request.
The artist rendition of Al-Khor Townhomes' exterior. (Photo from alkhortownhomes.com)
Also located in San Juan, Al-Khor Townhomes offer duplex units with floor areas ranging from 150 to 169 sqm. Aside from being situated in a flood-free area, the project is also close schools like De La Salle Greenhills, St. Pedro Poveda College, Immaculate Concepcion, Aquinas School, Dominican College and Don Bosco Technical College; to shopping malls like Greenhills Shooping Center, Robinsons Galleria, SM Megamall, and Shangri-La Plaza; and hospitals like St. Martin Hospital, Lourdes Hospital, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, and The Medical City.
Each unit at Al-Khor Townhomes has three bedrooms, a maid’s room, three toilet-and-baths, and a powder room. They also feature mood lighting, walk-in closets, a 7.2-meter parking space, and viewing decks perfect for hanging out. A park-like podium will welcome owners and visitors upon entering the main entrance to the units. Aside from these, security personnel are on duty at Al-Khor 24-7, while CCTVs placed in strategic areas ensure that residents can sleep soundly at night. Other features include a large storage area for all residents on the fifth level, and ramps for people with disabilities.
Prices of units at Al-Khor Townhomes start at Php 7.4 million.
A model unit of Park Place in San Fernando, Pampanga. (Photo from pueblodeoro.com)
Developed by Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation, Park Place is part of the 30-hectare master-planned community Pueblo de Oro in San Fernando, Pampanga. Situated a mere hour away from Metro Manila via the North Luzon Expressway, future owners of units at Park Place will enjoy being residents of the Christmas Capital of the Philippines. Shopping malls such as SM City San Fernando and Robinsons Starmills are just a few minutes away, while top schools like St. Scholastica’s Academy and University of Assumption are within the vicinity. Being in Pampanga, the province’s culinary gems are also a short drive away.
The two-story duplexes at Park Place have two bedrooms, two toilet-and-baths, a balcony, a lanai, and a carport. Boasting contemporary Asian design, each unit features an earth tone palette, decorative molding, and large windows for natural lighting. The community also has common areas exclusive for residents’ use, including a clubhouse, a multipurpose court, parks, and playgrounds, while security personnel roam the community 24/7.
Prices of units at Park Place start at Php 1.7 million.
Actual photo of the property 68 Roces in Quezon City. (Photo from mb.com.ph)
Eton Properties’ luxury townhouses along Roces Avenue in Quezon City, 68 Roces boasts a location that’s quite flood free, in addition to being close to both EDSA and Quezon Avenue. This 3.3-hectare development is surrounded by top schools, including St. Paul University, the University of the Philippines, Jubilee Christian Academy, and Immaculate Concepcion Academy, among others; leisure hubs such as Eton Centris, TriNoma Mall, Fishermall, and SM City North Edsa; and hospitals like St. Luke’s Hospital Quezon City, Capitol Medical Center, Philippine Orthopedic Center, and De Los Santos Hospital.
68 Roces features upscale units with two master bedrooms, two bedrooms, and a maid’s room. Each unit also has a family room that can be converted into another bedroom, while it also has four toilet-and-baths and a powder room. Each unit’s carport can accommodate two cars.
Walking, jogging, and even biking and possible inside the community with 68 Roces’ Green Pathway, a 2.5-meter wide grass-layered passage that stretches along the entire neighborhood between units and clusters. Families and residents can enjoy a peaceful stroll around the neighborhood without having to worry about their safety (its high perimeter walls feature electrified fence, while security personnel roam the village 24/7), while they can also enjoy the community’s topnotch amenities, such as 28-meter pool, dry and wet kiddie playgrounds, kiddie pool, and the clubhouse.
Prices of units at 68 Roces start at Php 15.2 million.