In a city like Mumbai it is very rare to find a little space that is all your own – without noise, disturbances or too many people; a tranquil place to think, meditate and refocus one’s energies. The city’s very fabric and culture ensures chaos, so at least our homes should be relaxation zones, right? Developers are also conscious of this growing need for quiet, green residential spaces and are accordingly choosing real estate and designing plans for aesthetic yet peaceful homes. Kanjurmarg in suburban Mumbai is one such quiet locale and Kanakia Spaces is developing a ‘Zen World’ here for those with well-lined pockets who can afford quiet, luxury homes.
Location & Connectivity
Kanakia Zen World is coming up in Kanjurmarg (E). The actual site location is just a 5 mins walk from the Kanjurmarg railway station, and along a quiet tree lined road which is also home to the Lodha Aurum Grande residential complex as well as i-Think, a commercial office complex. From Kanakia Zen World, future residents can expect to connect to the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) which less than a km away and the Eastern Express Highway (EEH) which is 1.4 kms away. These arterial roads connect Kanjurmarg to the rest of Mumbai – JVLR connects to the arterial LBS Road and further on to the popular Powai and other western suburbs, while the EEH is a gateway to the central and eastern suburbs like Kurla, Mulund, Thane and others as well as the super fast Eastern Freeway which is the quickest route to South Mumbai! The domestic and international airports are also accessible via these arterial routes.
Kanakia Zen World
Kanakia Spaces is known for developing their residential projects around specific themes like their Rainforest project which imbibes Brazilian rainforest landscapes, flora and greenery while Hollywood and Miami are designed around these eponymous locales. Similarly, Zen World is designed around the concept of Japanese culture, specifically a zen way of life. Globally renowned Masa Sanada will design the landscaping, zen gardens and clubhouse facilities. This will include green spaces and aesthetics that encourage and inspire quiet, peace and serenity.
At the same time Zen World is a luxury project spread over 2.5 acres of erstwhile factory land. It will include 2 towers with 3 wings each or 6 luxury towers. Each of these towers will be 23 storeys in addition to a basement and stilt level for parking. In all 450 units of 1, 2 and 3 BHK apartments are expected to be available. (Plans for no. of units may change post-RERA). Possession of Kanakia Zen World is expected in 2019.
The 6 towers of Kanakia Zen World are designed to surround the central amenities space in a C-shape. Each tower houses 4 units of varying configurations per floor. As can be seen from the square footage below, the units are spacious and larger than the standard, in some cases. The varying carpet area allows Kanakia to design apartments to suit different customers’ needs – some may want larger living rooms for more family gatherings or family time while others may prefer larger bedrooms for more individual time and space. Below are the product offerings:
|Unit||Carpet area (in sq. ft.)||Price (in Rs. inclusive of taxes, GST and parking)|
|1 BHK||430, 450, 506||1.25 Cr.|
|2 BHK||696 – 761||1.92 – 1.95 Cr.|
|3 BHK||836 – 956||2.32 – 2.35 Cr.|
All apartments will have the standard luxury brands in terms of fittings and fixtures, tilings in bathroom, kitchen and living rooms. They will enjoy good cross-ventilation to maintain fresh air and ample light. Kanakia Spaces will provide 2 bathrooms in both, the 1 BHKs as well as the 2 BHKs, while the 3 BHK will have 2 master bathrooms and a common washroom. Some of the apartments will also enjoy views of the amenities and landscaped areas below, while others will get views of the distant Airoli Creek.
When a luxury project is designed around a spa and zen theme, the amenities provided on campus should embody it in every way. The amenities at Kanakia Zen world definitely include more green space; a 40:60 ratio of concrete to green zone ensures more landscaped gardens, green meditation space, amphitheatre, a rock climbing wall and parks for kids and senior citizens. In addition to the outdoor jogging and cycling tracks, the clubhouse will include a fitness centre, spa, swimming pool and facilities for indoor games.
In terms of proximity to social infrastructure, Kanjurmarg (E) and Kanakia Zen World enjoys a good location. These include schools like St. Xavier’s, Podar International and Bombay Scottish, hospitals like Hiranandani and Fortis as well as a few smaller private nursing homes, Malls like R-City, D-Mart and Galleria and Hotels like the 5-star Radisson Blu and Renaissance, are all within a 4 km radius. Being located to hotspots like Ghatkopar, Vikhroli and Powai also means that there are many avenues for entertainment like restaurants and the Powai lake and promenade for some waterfront quietude.
About Kanakia Spaces
Timely possession and reliance on their own expertise in construction has been the main thrust of Kanakia’s growth as one of the leading developers in Mumbai. Over 30 years they have developed over 14 million sq. ft. of commercial, residential, education as well as industrial projects. Kanakia Zen World is one of their premier projects in the central suburbs and is set to raise the bar in terms of themed, luxury residential projects.