SMDC Mint Residences presents ideal balance of nature and convenience

Published December 4, 2020, 2:05 AM

by Johannes Chua

Condo living has presented multiple benefits for dwellers, especially during the duration of the strict lockdown imposed to ease the burden of a worldwide health pandemic. Homeowners felt the convenience of being near the neccessities of everyday living, such as being near the market, the convenience store, the laundromat, or even a medical center.

Condo residents also found new ways to “live,” adopting new hobbies, learning new skills, or pursuing new interests such as growing indoor plants, picking up a paint brush, or doing simple crafts.

Ideal living in a condo, however, is not only due to the “adjustments” made by the dweller. The condo itself should be designed in a way that there is still nature inside, that there is an abundant supply of fresh air and natural light, and that it has comfort features that ease anxieties and promote peace of mind. In short, a condo should also encourage residents to live a more sustainable way of life.

City dwellers need not look any farther to find that ideal place. Among the new condo residences that should be considered by condo seekers is Mint Residences, a project of SM Development Corporation (SMDC).

Building façade of Mint Residences

A nature-inspired condominium development, Mint Residences seamlessly blends green living with the vibrancy of city life. Using its signature architecture and purposefully designed amenities, it offers the sights and sounds of nature everywhere within the development.

The residential area features a minimalist yet elegant hotel-like lobby with refreshing shades of green, a serene reflection room that also serves as a library, soothing water walls that blend with vertical gardens, and manicured green spaces.

Upon entering, one is welcomed by a series of vertical gardens, and the sound of water trickling down from the central feature. The scent of nature emanates from the flora, which soothes the senses.

Elegant lobby and reception area

The elegant lobby is decked with wood, marble, and concrete elements, to bring about an interlacing of modern design pieces with the beauty of nature. The smooth curvature of each interior, blending harmoniously with the plants, relaxes residents and visitors.

Mint Residences’ amenity area on the fifth floor uses straight lines to connect different spaces for leisure. The lines run through the pool deck, which slopes down to the swimming pool. The large, lush lawn area features stepping stones set in a linear pattern and provides enough space for you and your family to relax.

Amenity area on the fifth level

Specifically designed for lounging, the fifth floor has ample seating and relaxation areas for family gatherings and leisure activities. It is a vast space where families with children can play with their little ones using top-notch play equipment over multi-colored safety matt flooring.

Surrounding the area are high hedges of green for residents to bask in the sun, five stories up from the ground.

A sanctuary nestled in the heart of the bustling neighborhood of Chino Roces, Mint Residences is located near landmarks and is easily accessible via EDSA, SLEX, Osmeña Highway, Skyway, and NAIAX. Establishments for social, physical, and intellectual needs are also near.

Mint Residences’ commercial space at the ground level

SMDC’s Mint Residences provides that perfect balance with a wellness-centered home that serves both as a living space and an escape from city life.