Club and Amenities at Sobha International City

People today follow a very hectic lifestyle, no fixed time for meals, odd working hours, less sleep are all a part of their daily schedule. Amidst all this people forget about their health, and this is where the need for a perfect club house and amenities comes into consideration. The massive online revolution today has made people habitual of having everything with ease sitting back at their homes and eventually becoming lazy. A club within the residential complex therefore becomes an essential part of the society so that people have health facilities within their reach. Sobha Group just like all other premium quality constructions added in their portfolio, have an impressive club house coming up for the Sobha International City, placed nicely in the Phase 1 of International City is the one of its kind G+5 club house being constructed over 70,000 sq ft area which after completion of phase 2 is planned to be expanded to 1,00,000 sq ft. Considering the area that is being put into the club, one can imagine the offerings that will be a part of it.

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Sobha International City, Phase 1

No other township in the adjacent sectors have a club house this big, the state of the art architecture and planning of the structure following modern contemporary architecture with a beautiful landscape merging in the building makes it stand out. We visited  the club building recently with one of sales executive just to see how the large area is justified. We tried to list down everything that was a part of the impressive club house and our research helped up divide the facility into two major classifications, which were Heath Facilities and General purpose spaces.

Sobha International City : Health Facilities

Club Building June 2016 Sobha International City
Club Building under construction – June 2016, Sobha International City

The health facilities here at Sobha International City include courts and dedicated areas for almost every sport one may wish to practice. Running track and walking area are a part of the landscape while two lawn tennis courts, squash courts, Table Tennis room, Billiards room, Cards room and badminton courts are there to facilitate the need of outdoor and indoor sports activities. The other health services include a well equipped Gym, swimming pool which has an impressive size along with Jacuzzi, spa and sauna to promote a healthy lifestyle for the residents. Dedicated areas for kids to play and a smaller size pool for kids is a part of the club and will be beneficial for kids to develop a healthy living.

Sobha International City : Multipurpose Facilities

Apart from  the health facilities the club building incorporates many other features which have become an essential part of the life style of the people today and bring these facilities within the township, a multipurpose hall for an instance is there and will be available for residents to organise get together and parties, along with this there is a banquet hall with all modern services is there to carter the needs for a well organised party. A coffee shop and a restaurant are also there and open for guests who are there to visit the residents, another feature of the club here at Sobha International City is that they have 10 rooms just in case any guests want to stay back at the township. For passionate people there is an art gallery and a hobby center along with the culture center which will enhance the quality of life of the residents moving in at Sobha International City.

Club Sobha International City
Club Sobha International City

The design of the club house is efficiently functional and disabled friendly. To serve the number of people walking in the club house an impressive number of parking’s is also provided dedicated to the club house, this includes 15 cars space on the surface outside the club, 74 car parks on upper basement, 68 car parks on lower basement with a dedicated number of parking’s for physically disabled people.

For a township of the order of Sobha International City which will cater to housing and community needs of the elite of Gurgaon and NCR a club of this magnitude and scale will do all the justice.

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Sobha International City – Detailing The Duplex Villas

Duplex at sobha international city

Sobha International City along with Sobha City has added to the growing footprint of Sobha Ltd., the esteemed developer of Bangalore, in NCR region. Sobha International City as mentioned earlier on our portal is a low density development which features villas, row houses and duplex villas. We took some time out and visited the Duplex Villas at the township and at the very first look of them they were all very appealing, this is something common about all the Sobha properties we have been to. The Sobha Duplex Villas at International City stand out among several other residential offerings in the vicinity.

Sobha Duplex Villas Sobha International city Duplex
Sobha International city Duplex

Sobha’s duplex offering is a G+3 structure which includes two independent family homes with 4 bedrooms each. The lower unit includes the ground floor and first floor along with front and rear lawns, spacious 4 bedroom residences with access to green lawns and double height living area and study. The upscale upper unit is spread across the second and third floor. In addition to 4 spacious bedrooms, it includes balconies, terrace garden and large windows for a naturally-lit and well-ventilated set-up.

Apart from this, 4-car dedicated parking space is provided in front of the villa and is offered as 2 slots per unit. The quality and finish of Sobha products is something that needs a special mention, the tiniest details at Sobha are taken care of such that the finished product has a quality which is hard to find. Sobha adheres to world class standards in design and execution, glimpses of which can be seen in various examples like  the 2 mm gaps between the tiles aligned using tile spacers, the expansion material provided between joints to avoid cracks, the ergonomically designed staircase or the 6 layer waterproofing for washrooms.

Sobha Duplex Villas : The Lower Unit

Sobha Duplex Villas View from Balcony upper level Sobha Duplex
View from Balcony upper level Sobha Duplex

The lower units of the duplex villa open onto the ground floor, just as one enters the villa one gets a feeling of openness and space. Large double glazed windows that let in a lot of light and air make the spaces look even larger than one can anticipate. Every single room opens onto either the courtyard or the front or back lawn, all of which is covered in grass and plants, bringing the residents very close to nature. The rooms here have large windows that let in natural light which ensure decreased power consumption. The kitchen also has a well designed utility space which has  green patch of land added to it which may be used as a private kitchen garden. The 4 bedroom unit along with servant’s area is a well designed, functional yet beautiful piece of architecture.

Sobha Duplex Villas Sobha International City large drawing dining duplex
Sobha International City large drawing dining duplex
Courtyard for lower unit Sobha Duplex
Courtyard for lower unit Sobha Duplex

Sobha Duplex Villas : The Upper Unit

Double height drawing area lower level Sobha Duplex Villas
Double height drawing area – lower level, Sobha Duplex Villas
Double height drawing area upper level Sobha Duplex
Double height drawing area upper level Sobha Duplex









The upper duplex unit has its entry on the second floor which can be accessed from the dedicated staircase and lift lobby. It opens into a huge space dedicated to living and dining area. The large kitchen with utility area opens off one side of the dining area. The Master bedroom with walk-in closet and a second bedroom are also located on the second floor. The third floor has two bedrooms with balconies, a sitting area with adjacent open terrace and a utility for domestic help. The space planning on upper units is just as same as the lower unit with large windows and balconies.

Duplex villas are constructed on two different plot sizes – 500 and 600 sq.yards respectively. For all units a floor to floor height of 3.3 meters is maintained and with every unit offers parking space for two cars.

Well planned inner roads and greenery at Sobha international city
Well planned inner roads and greenery at Sobha international city

Sobha International City phase 1 is completed and delivered while the work on phase 2 is in full swing. The units available are a part of the phase 2 which is coming up on 48 acres of land. The prices of Duplex Villa start at around Rs. 4.45 crores and go up to Rs. 5.40 crores depending on the size.

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Villa vs Apartment – Photofeature On Sobha International City

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Sobha International City Villas in neat rows

A quintessential question drags most Indians into dilemma – whether to buy an independent house such as a villa or to invest in an apartment. We as a society were used to live in big expansive homes which have been contracting in size due to rising prices of real estate. Given that real 
investment is one’s biggest investment decision, still villa living is a lure for many. During one of my visits to Sobha International City, I tried to put in perspective how villas score over the apartments for those who are grappling with this question.

Sobha International City : Low Rise Living

For those who love to live close to the ground, villas allow for that. However, in a usual apartment one has to live at varying heights (as per budget and availability). This can be discomforting for those who don’t prefer low rise living.

Sobha International City : Private Greens

For those who love gardening, there is limited scope to maintain your own kitchen garden or small plantations when one owns an apartment. However in case of a villa one can have their backyard or roof top double up as gardens.

Sobha International City : Space availability

Villas provide ample room for storage as there is some or the other way in which that space can be created, unlike in an apartment where the space is limited and one doesn’t have rights either to the terrace or basement. Villas at Sobha International City come with private rooftops and backyards, offering ample multi-utility space.

Sobha International City : Ease Of Parking

For villas one gets parking just in front of the house, while an apartment offers parking floors away or even in the basements sometimes. At Sobha International city one can get up to 4 car parking spots right in front of the villa. So one can simply park the car and easily move into the house in a villa unlike in an apartment complex.

Describing Row Houses At Sobha International City

Sobha international city row houses

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.

Symmetry at Sobha International City Row Houses
Symmetry at sobha international city

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.

Merged manholes at Sobha international city
Merged & covered manholes at Sobha international city

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 : Beautifully planned
Sobha international city : Beautifully planned

Sobha International City Row Houses : Layout Details

Sobha international city row houses : Pvc strips for waterproofing at corners.
Sobha international city : Pvc strips for waterproofing at corners.

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 International city : Metal strips at material intersection
Sobha International city : Metal strips at material intersection
2mm gap between the tiles
2mm gap between the tiles

Sobha is known for high quality construction process and craftsmanship, things one sees at ample display even at International City.


Sobha international city row houses : sandpit for children in row housing block.
Sobha International city : sandpit for children in row housing block

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.

Sobha international city row houses No part of land left uncovered.
No part of land left uncovered.


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.

Sobha international city row houses
Sobha international city

Sobha International City – Layout of Presidential Villas

Formal living room at Sobha International City Presidential Villa

After a long haul, the Dwarka Expressway hit the headlines on a positive note early this month. The Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has granted a National Highway status to the Expressway, at the Happening Haryana Summit 2016. This move will transfer the complete control of the expressway to National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), which will ensure a speedy completion to meet the final deadline of June 2017, as fixed by the state CM, Manohar Khattar. The completion of this Expressway will not only bestow momentum to current realty projects in the micro-market but also, ease the living for residents. Where this news is set to revive the realty market of Dwarka Expressway, Sobha Ltd has already started offering possession of its exclusive development of Sobha International City Presidential Villa. Sobha Ltd started its journey in NCR with its planned development – Sobha International City (for dedicated coverage) spread across Sectors-106, 108 and 109 in Gurgaon. We take you to a level by level tour of one of the highlights of the township – The Presidential Villas:

Sobha International City Presidential Villa : Ground Floor

Bedroom facing rear lawn at Sobha International City Presidential Villa
Bedroom facing rear lawn at Sobha International City Presidential Villa

As we reached the entrance, we were greeted by finely manicured, lush green front lawns and an ample area to park four sedans. The foyer at entrance led us to a formal living room and a large double height ceiling dining room. Just opposite to the dining room is the kitchen, and utility room that is mainly used as a washing area. The utility area leads to the backyard, which has a separate room and toilet meant for the servants. A few steps to the left of the dining room took us to a small powder room, followed by a spacious family lounge. The family lounge has large sized French windows that are a separator to the rear lawns. Next to the lounge is a bedroom overlooking the rear lawns, attached with a washroom. The ground floor is has a well-spaced internal staircase and elevator leading to the other floors.

Sobha International City Presidential Villa : First Floor

We took of the stairs to reach the first floor, and we could oversee the luxurious dining room, we took a left to see a generous sized bedroom, with an area for closet and an elegant bathing and shower space.The balcony of the bedroom gives a view of the villas on the other side of the internal road and the green cover around.

Study Area at Sobha International City Presidential Villa
Study Area at Sobha International City villas

We exit from the bedroom to reach to the opposite end, that starts with a study area  naturally lit by a huge glass window. Next to the study room is the first master suite with a walk in closet area, an attached balcony and 5 fixture master bath.


Sobha International City Presidential Villa : Second Floor

View of terrace garden from bedroom at Sobha International City Presidential Villa
View of terrace garden from bedroom at Sobha International City

We move up to the second floor, to see a beautiful terrace garden right opposite to where the stairs end. To the left of the terrace garden is second master suite again dedicated walk in closet space, balcony and lavish bathing area fitted with a bath tub and shower panel. To the right of the terrace garden is a room for workout space, with a large French window that overlooks the terrace garden, the space can be alternately used for any other purpose as well. Right opposite is a utility space to store any extra bulk item or to be used as a pantry on the floor. The second bedroom of the floor offers a dressing area, washroom and large size window facilitating ventilation and natural light.

Sobha International City Presidential Villa : Terrace

Villas at View from terrace at Sobha International City Presidential Villa
View from terrace at Sobha International City

Ditching the views of the terrace garden, we take the stairs to reach the terrace area. The terrace on the right is a utility terrace that stores all AC units, water heating unit and can be used for all domestic purposes by the servant. On the left is the terrace that overlooks the entire township and surrounding  greens.


Sobha International City Presidential Villa : Basement

Multi purpose basement at Sobha International City
Multi purpose basement at Sobha International City

Once we finish gazing at all the floors, we took a lift to reach the basement. The basement has been created as a multi-purpose area. The sample basement is beautifully done with a private bar and pool table and a theatre. The basement is connected with both the lift and the stairs, and can be designed as per one’s taste and requirement.

Sobha International City Presidential Villa : Prices & Sizes

A number of details have been considered for in the construction process, thereby producing a fine quality product. The pricing for the presidential villa starts from Rs 7 crore and one can also choose from row houses and duplex villas that start at Rs. 3.7 crores onwards. Sobha Ltd has also launched Sobha City, a 39 acre of development in vicinity of Sobha International City. Sobha City is a combination of high rise apartments that range from 1380 sq feet to 2342 sq ft.

Sobha International City – Detailing The Presidential Villa

No request is too large and no detail is too small! That’s the phrase that struck my mind as soon as I stepped out after ogling at the sample “Presidential Villa” at Sobha International City, located just off Dwarka Expressway in Gurgaon. The Presidential Villa that we visited comes in two plot sizes- 418 sq m with a built up area of 681 sq m and 334 sq m with a built up area of 540 sq m. These spacious villas are a G+2 structure further endowed with a basement. The well planned layout includes five bedrooms with designated areas for family lounge, dining room, study space and guest room. The 334 sq m sized villa is designed to cater to three car parking slots whereas the 418 sq m villa can accommodate four car parks. Sobha Ltd. is known in the business of property development as a firm with an eye to detail and commitment to quality and the finished product is exclusive! Key highlights of craftsmanship at the Presidential Villas at Sobha International City, Gurgaon are:

Sobha International City : Manicured Greenery

Front lawns at Sobha International City, Gurgaon
Front lawns at Sobha International City, Gurgaon

A perfect retreat for meditation lovers – The front and rear lawns coupled with terrace gardens, add to the green aesthetics of the villas at Sobha International City, Gurgaon. The lawns have been planted with medicinal and fruit bearing varieties. The landscaped terrace garden situated on the second floor is a treat to the eye. The master bedroom and the work out area overlook the garden via large French windows.

Sobha International City : Ease of Mobility in Presidential Villa

Stairs of German standards at Sobha International City, Phase 2
Stairs of German standards at Sobha International City, Phase 2

Sobha International City provides end to end connectivity which is not just restricted to key locations around the project but also, an end to end vertical mobility within the villa.

The private elevator runs from basement to ground + above 2 floors and further upto the terrace.

The staircases  both internal and external, and ergonomically designed and adhere to German standards thereby maintaining sufficient comfort and ease of movement at all levels.





Sobha International City : Minute construction details of Presidential Villa

Large windows with toughened glass at Sobha International City
Large windows with toughened glass at Sobha International City

The villa accommodates the minute details possible that further facilitates a sustainable living. All electric and plumbing lines on the exterior will be under-ground and all transformers and distributors will be covered with in-house landscaping, leaving behind only greenery and lamp posts in the Sobha International City, Gurgaon. The windows are fitted with double glazed toughened glass, clubbed with heat and sound insulators that support the centralized VRF air conditioning system. The superior quality wooden laminated flooring in the master bedrooms ensures not just quality aesthetics but also checks the sounds produced because of any movement.

Sobha International City : User-friendly design of balconies

Glass covered horizontal surfaces
Glass covered horizontal surfaces

All  horizontal surfaces are covered with granite coping on the top that prevents water from entering and corroding the façade. The coping has drip moulds beneath to prevent water spillovers.

One can now enjoy fried snacks on rainy days in privacy of their own balconies, that’s something we Indians crave for! The balconies are fitted with ceramic tiles flooring and skirting, with 2 mm spacers between all tiles, that ensures not only grip  better finishes but also easy change and repair with minimum displacement.



Sobha International City : Luxurious dining room with double height ceiling

Luxurious double height ceiling dining space
Luxurious double height ceiling dining space

The deluxe dining room is one of the palatial features of the villa, with a double height ceiling of 6.4 m, while ceiling height of other areas is at 3.2 m. The dining space looks over the front greens through large sized double glazed windows.

Bathing and dressing areas

Master bedroom with bath tub & shower partitions
Master bedroom with bath tub and shower panels

The king size master bathrooms feature bath tubs with options of steam cubicle and Jacuzzi, and all bathrooms come fitted with shower partitions. The ground floor has a powder room, bedrooms on the first and second floor have walk in closets just as one steps out of the washroom. Provision is made for wooden cupboards in these areas.


Sobha International City : Utility rooms

Utility area next to the kitchen
Utility area next to the kitchen

The utility rooms are a value addition to the villas. The first utility room is on the ground floor, along with a separate washroom to accommodate the domestic help.

The second utility area is attached to the kitchen,that takes care of washing and storage needs.

The third utility space is on the second floor that acts more as a lumber room to store bulky or unused things.




Sobha International City : Twin terrace in Presidential Villa

Utility terrace
Utility terrace

The villa has two separate terraces, one for utility cum storage and the other for common everyday use. The utility terrace accommodates the water heating unit, AC plant and other systems provisioned for gas and water supply system. Ducts are used to cover wiring, therefore leaving out no open wires. The tiles on the terrace are heat reflective and silicon based rubber lines run horizontally on the edges that help tiles to expand and contract.

Sobha International City : Gymnasium within the villa

Work out space on the second floor
Work out space on the second floor

Staying fit is not only a fad but a basic need of the rapidly changing lifestyles.Not everyone wants to take out time to visit the gym, at most cases it’s not the most convenient option but rather the only option.

The villas at Sobha International City deem to have changed the perception of stand-alone gyms or gyms within the club houses, by providing a work out space within the villas.

Face your terrace garden, or take the other angle to a panorama of greens outside or adore yourself in the huge mirrors, the gym area takes care of it all.


Sobha International City : Multi-purpose basement in Presidential Villa

Multi purpose basement
Multi purpose basement

Brochures often read of clubhouses as places with bar, pool, theatre and a place to rejuvenate. Sobha International city offers you a private club house in your own villa. Enjoy drinks in your  bar, watch movies at your own multiplex, play pool and sit and relax with friends. The basement of the villa, houses this zone of entertainment. The basement can also be customized as per the need and taste of the residents.

The villas are designed considering the modern day elite and their demand for comfort and luxury. The first phase of the project is completely sold out and is in handover stage.The Sobha International City Phase II is under-construction with a few units available for sale. The Sobha International City is a mix of row houses, duplex villas and the presidential villa described above. These villas can be owned for a price of Rs. 7 crore or so. Just off Delhi, once the Dwarka Expressway is complete, Sobha International City might just give South Delhi a run for its money!