Sobha Group has been into business since 1995 and has delivered a remarkable 78 million sqft area of projects since then. Sobha International City Row Houses are located in sectors 106, 108 and 109 of Gurgaon (along side Dwarka Expressway) and is the flagship project of the Group, also their first one in North India. International City is an all villa township which impresses with its low density development concept. The entire project is a 150 acre endeavour which will be very close to South Delhi and Indira Gandhi International Airport once the Dwarka Expressway is operational.
In my recent visit to the Dwarka Expressway region I took some time out to investigate the township and have a look at one of their row housing blocks. The first thing that caught my eyes was the symmetry in the design, one can easily experience the balance Sobha has achieved in the design, the greenery, the road, the pathways are all in a beautiful symmetrical arrangement. The 1.75 m patch of greenery on either sides of the road is just a small addition to the environmental and aesthetics value. Just outside the house one gets a parking for 2 cars, the parking space is well designed and done nicely with pavers with no exposed manholes or traps. Looking at the overall exteriors one can easily notice that no part of the land is left untreated, every single patch in the blocks whether small or big is covered with either pavers or greens. The level of finishing that Sobha has achieved at International City is remarkable.
Residents at Sobha international city row houses get a wide 1.5 meter footpath in front of the house with 1.75 meters of impressive landscape on either sides of the 5.5 meter road making it a clear 12 meters distance between the two houses on either sides of the road. The roads and pathways have appropriate slopes for rainwater run-off. There is an impressive rain water harvesting system at International City with pits in each home. Coming to the interiors, earlier Sobha offered two units with approximate areas of 270 sqyd and 246 sqyd both with 4 bedroom configurations, with and without basement depending on the FAR (Floor Area Ratio) achieved, out of these the only ones available today are the 246 sqyd ones (all with basements, in the current phases).
The factors which make these units special are the spacious rooms, an impressive dining and drawing area, with a private lawn behind the house, along with the basement. Not to forget that the basement can be completely customized.
Sobha International City Row Houses : Layout Details
Talking of the layout, all the row houses have a G+2 Structure with twin terrace and basement. On the ground floor is an impressively merged drawing and dining area connected to the semi open kitchen space, which is further extended to utility opening in the lawn at the back of the house.
Occupants get a washroom attached to dining and one bedroom with an attached washroom too. The staircase is designed exactly as per the architectural norms with a riser of 15 cm and tread of 30 cm.
The first thing to note on the first floor is a nice family lounge which connects to the two bedrooms.
Both these bedrooms have attached washrooms to them. On the second floor one gets a lobby which connects to one bedroom and doors for the terrace. The space arrangement is so functional and in a flow, that one can get used to it very easily.
Sobha is known for high quality construction process and craftsmanship, things one sees at ample display even at International City.
Minute details at Sobha international city row houses include silicon filled doors and windows at intersections to prevent damage, floor tiles with 2mm tile spacers to allow expansion due to weather changes, wall edges protected using metal strip to avoid chipping, six layers of waterproofing in washrooms and areas prone to water and every material intersection nicely done so you won’t find any exposed joints at any point in the villa.
At an overall lump sum deal of around Rs. 5 crores, the row house offered is one of its kind, and is worth a visit for those looking to shift to low density housing complex.
The row houses at Sobha International City are delivered after a 4 step quality check and inspection out of which 3 are done by the dedicated quality team including German experts.
The last one is done by the owners themselves to ensure flawless product delivery.
No wonder International City has won the prestigious NDTV award for Luxury Villa Project of the Year award 2015 at national level.