The popularity and reputation of a residential project, during its launch is majorly dependent on that of its real estate developer. But if the same fame lives on for years after the project is complete and sold out, it almost certainly is a matter of quality and customer delight. Launched in the year 2006, Godrej Woodsman Estate is one such project by Godrej Properties which is sought after even today, for its convenient location and a pleasurable living experience. The construction contract for this project was given to Gammon India Ltd, which is a pioneer Engineering and Construction Company.
Location & Connectivity: Transportation, Schools & Colleges
Located on the Bellary Road (NH 7), in one of the fastest developing suburbs of Bangalore– Hebbal, Godrej Woodsman Estate screams convenience in terms of social infrastructure and basic amenities. The project site is next door to Columbia Asia hospital, Esteem mall and Kirloskar Business Park at Hebbal. Some of the schools and educational institutes nearby are Mallya Aditi, Delhi Public School, Vidya Niketan, Presidency College and Vidyashilp Academy fall within 12 km radius of the project site. The residents will have a signal free access to the Kempegowda International Airport which is at a distance of 24kms. Central Business District is a mere 8kms away and can be accessed through the Hebbal flyover ; the access to the outer ring road through the Hebbal flyover, helps in bypassing the city traffic to reach other suburbs around Bangalore and also provides access to highways connecting the neighbouring districts like Tumkur, Mysore and Kolar. MG Road is just 8kms from Godrej Woodsman Estate and can easily be reached through the Bellary Road. In short, the project cashes on excellent connectivity to the city without having to endure the chaotic conditions.
Godrej Woodsman Estate was completed and handed over to the customers by the end of 2010. True to its name, the residences of Godrej Woodsman Estate are set in 15 acres of lush green haven, with tree lined boulevards and breezy gardens. The driveway is adorned by trees on either sides and opens out to an expansive courtyard, with an ornate water fountain the centre. Trees which are easily over a hundred years old , with thick, green canopies, give a country-side feel to this place. The residents of Godrej Woodsman Estate have access to a variety of amenities such as a fully equipped gym, a glass pavilion, outdoor courts for Tennis and Basketball, a main pool, kid’s pool, a pool deck, party lawn, yoga space, outdoor exercise station, a cafeteria, a departmental store, amphitheatre, jogging track, creche, children’s play area and the list goes on. Not to forget there is a Clock Tower in the podium which does give it a unique appeal.
Specifications of Godrej Woodsman Estate
The project consists of 7 towers of 16 storeys each, with 8 apartments per floor and offers 2BHK, 3BHK and 4BHK residences. Each and every aspect of these buildings are designed around space, comfort, efficiency and utmost privacy. Every home comes with spectacular views of the surrounding greenery and a few with those of Hebbal lake and the Nagavara lake. The homes have been designed in collaboration with architects from the renowned company Thomas Architects and the landscape design by Site Concepts- Singapore. Round the clock security is ensured by CCTV installations and there are intercom facilities for residents to communicate with fellow residents as well as the security office. Power backup for each apartment is also provided.
The monthly rent for a 2BHK ( 1,270 – 1,460 sqft) in Godrej Woodsman Estate can range from Rs. 33,000 to Rs. 45,000 depending on whether it is furnished or not. Similarly, a furnished 3BHK (1600 – 1830 sqft) can go upto Rs. 60,000. The resale value of a 2BHK ranges between Rs. 1.25 Cr – Rs. 1.4 Cr and for a 3BHK, Rs. 1.5 Cr – Rs. 1.75 Cr.
After assessing the property from a consumer’s point of view, I would say that homes in Godrej Woodsman Estate would be suitable for families with a working couple and school going children, since on one hand, the excellent connectivity will make their commute easier and also the host of amenities will enable them to unwind and encourage children to pursue the sport of their choice.