One Archer’s Place is a 31-story high-rise residential condominium located on Taft Avenue, around the area of De La Salle University and other learning institutions. It is developed by Eton Properties Philippines Inc., with the construction starting around 2009 and the scheduled turnover of residential units in May 2010 for the Tower 1 (East Tower) and May 2011 for the Tower 2 (West Tower).
The residential units available in One Archer’s Place are the studio unit, one-bedroom unit, and two-bedroom unit with prices starting from P1.7 million. The fifth level of One Archer’s Place have condominium amenities like the gym and a study hall while the 6th to 31st floor have the residential units.
This high-rise residential condominium is located in 2311 Taft Avenue corner Castro and Fidela A. Reyes streets in Manila. It is a few minutes away from other schools, colleges, and universities like the De La Salle University (DLSU), as well as as the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, St. Scholastica’s College, University of the Philippines Manila, Arellano University School of Law and St. Paul College.
Taft Avenue is also easily accessible to private and public transportation like buses, FX shuttle services, jeepneys, and taxis. Also, the Makati Central Business District is just within the vicinity. The surrounding lot boundaries for One Archer’s Place are the DLSU Bro. Andrew Gonzales Hall (north), Taft Avenue (east), and the Castro Street (south). Other establishments and institutions within the vicinity of Taft Avenue are the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center, Rizal Memorial Coliseum, PhilHealth Office, Cellos Doughnuts and Dips, Flaming Wings, Insituto Cervantes, Starbucks, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, and Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
The project team behind One Archer’s Place was headed by Eton Properties Philippines, Inc., the real estate arm of the Lucio Tan group of companies. This real estate development company has various real estate projects, locally and internationally. In the Philippines, some of the projects of Eton Properties Philippines, Inc. are the Eton Emerald Lofts, Eton Residences at Greenbelt, Belton Place, Eton Parkview Greenbelt, First Homes, and Eton Tower Makati, among others.
The other members of the project team for One Archer’s Place are: the Design Consortium, Inc. for the architecture, Aromin & Sy and Associates for the structural engineering, L.R. Punsalan & Associates for the mechanical engineering, Mar A. Alix and Partners for the electrical engineering, and N.B. Franco Consulting Engineers for sanitary engineering and fire protection.
The construction of One Archer’s Place started in 2009 for Tower 1. The tower is fronting Taft Avenue and has a land area of 3,314 square meters. The residential condominium has 665 residential units. Two of the 31 stories would be allotted for podium parking and one for basement parking, with a total of 201 parking slots. Also, the first and second floors would be for commercial and retail purposes. For the studio unit in this high-rise residential condominium, there would be 24 studio units per floor with an average area of 22 square meters and one-bedroom unit with four residential units per floor, and an average area of 30 square meters.
The estimated turnover of the residential units in this residential condominium is in May 2010 for the Tower 1 (East Tower) and in May 2011 for the Tower 2 (West Tower).
The building features for this high-rise residential condominium are three elevators for each tower, an air-conditioned main lobby, administration office, mail room for each tower, closed circuit TV (CCTV) system for common areas and elevator cars, fully automated fire and smoke detection system, water reservoir and separate fire reserves, standby-emergency power, centralized garbage room, guest audio annuciator for all units, sewage treatment plant, and cable TV provision, and provision for portable water heater in the bathroom.
Some of the amenities that are present in One Archer’s Place are the hotel-like main lobby, courtyard, indoor and outdoor study hall, wi-fi enabled residential floors, two-story commercial area, gym and fitness center, landscaped courtyard, and 24-hour security system.
In the West Tower of One Archer’s Place, there is The iPlace which is an area allotted for amenities. Features of The iPlace are high-speed cable Internet capability and provision for wi-fi connection, LCD TV, microwave oven, refrigerator, and iPod dock. Aside from the amenity area in the 5th floor, The iPlace is an additional recreational and study area for the residents.
For the unit inclusions in this high-rise condominium, they are as follows:
In the dining area as well as the living room, the inclusions are laminated wood for the floor, painted finish for the wall and ceiling.
For the bedroom, still laminated wood for the floor and painted finish for the wall and ceiling.
For the toilet and bathroom, ceramic tiles for the floor, ceramic tiles for the walls of the shower area and the toilet area, with painted finish, and painted gypsum board for the ceiling.
For the kitchen, the floor is laminated, the wall and ceiling have a painted finish, and there is an undercounter cabinet. Moreover, some of the views that are available from this high-rise condominium in Taft are those of the Makati skyline and Manila skyline.