A home buyer in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, is spoilt for choice. As the garden city has dawned a new avatar of becoming synonymous with IT/ITES in the country, the last two decades have seen massive investments in both residential and commercial establishments. While some are content with run off the mill projects, which offer a standard product, there are a few who look for more than just a comfortable space to live in. Brigade Exotica on the Old Madras Road is one such premium residential project by the Brigade Group.
This project is targeted towards this niche set of people, who want art to be a part of their living space. Brigade Exotica is located in the quieter part of the bustling IT suburb – Whitefield, and offers tastefully designed homes which have a unique appeal to them. The project was launched in the year 2013 and is likely to be completed by early 2017.
Prices & Unit Sizes: A peek into the offering
Brigade Exotica is spread over 10 acres of land just off the Old Madras Road. Just two blocks are planned on this large land parcel viz Azure and Burgundy, of which, the former is ready to move in, and has a few families living there. Burgundy is under construction and will be ready for possession by 2017.
There are 454 units with both blocks combined and offer 3 BHK, 4 BHK and 5 BHK penthouses. The price per square foot is Rs. 5,940 with a floor rise of Rs. 20 per square foot, from the second floor onward. The approximate price and areas of homes here are as given below:
3 BHK : 2,640 – 3,140 sq. ft. with price Rs.1.6 Cr onward
4 BHK : 3,630 -3, 800 sq. ft. with price Rs.2.2 Cr onward
5 BHK penthouse : 4,500 – 5,030 sq. ft. with price Rs.2.9 Cr onward
Why Brigade Exotica?
The site visit to Brigade Exotica was one of our most cherished experiences, since getting there was easy and the homes were tastefully designed. We list down a few pointers as to why this project stands out amidst competition –
Specifications: Beautiful indoors
The project site of Brigade Exotica stands out against the backdrop of the wide Old Madras Road. The interesting, triangular shape given to the balconies add a distinct charm homes here. Once inside, the attention to detail and intelligent use of space can be noticed in every corner. The different areas of the home, be it the kitchen, the living room, balcony etc give an illusion of spilling into each other, at the same time maintaining adequate privacy.
The decks come with an outdoor patio and a planter for a private garden, to add a dash of green space. Imported marble flooring for living, dining, kitchen areas, laminated wooden flooring for bedrooms, VRV air conditioning, TOTO Sanitary ware for bathrooms, separate entry for staff quarters and much more are attributes of a Brigade Exotica home. In addition, no two apartments here face each other, ensuring privacy. The project has a 5 star rating by CRISIL and the homes are pre-certified Gold by IGBC Green homes.
Amenities: Green outdoors
The 80% open space at Brigade Exotica is planned to be developed as a lush green forest-like atmosphere with ample trees, shrubs, a jogging track and water bodies; the landscaping for the same is to be done in Balinese style by award winning Tropland Studio. Further, a 14,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with indoor games, tennis court, swimming pool, and other amenities is also planned.
Location & Connectivity
Brigade Exotica is located in the growth corridor of Bangalore and is gifted with unmatched connectivity to major hubs of the city such as ITPL (12 km), Indiranagar (10 km), CV Raman Nagar (12 km). MG road is a mere 20 km and can be reached in less than 30 mins.
The Kempegowda International Airport which is 40 km away can be accessed via the Budigere road. The industrial hubs of Hoskote (13 km), ITPL (13 km), Bearys Global Research Triangle (7 km) and many more employment zones surround the project site of Brigade Exotica and hence, getting to work will be effortless. Nearest operational metro station is at Byappanahalli, which is at 12.5 km distance. A proposed metro station at OMR will further ease the travel for residents.
Social Infrastructure: Hospitals, Schools & Colleges, Shopping Malls
Various shopping malls such as Phoenix Market city (14 km), Forum Value mall(13 km), VR mall (14 km) and much more offer innumerable recreational and purchase options for the residents. Various reputed schools such as Vibgyor High School, Delhi Public School, New Horizon Public School are in the vicinity. In addition, two other projects by Brigade Group – Brigade Golden Triangle and Buena Vista are within a 3 km radius , Brigade Golden Triangle has a proposed Orion mall and a Signature Tower for office space included in the campus.
With just ~45 homes an acre and larger luxurious units, Brigade Exotica may appeal to those who are seeking quality and convenience in this part of the city.
Note: We could not manage to get site photographs during our visit, so we have used those for the developer’s website as an indicator.