Experiencing Horizon Homes Living
Horizon Homes opened the doors of their much anticipated show suite, offering select guests an exclusive peek into what it would be like to live life on top. Situated at the uppermost floors of Shangri-La at The Fort, it is the crowning glory of the mixed-use development. With only 98 units available, Horizon Homes offers Manila’s privileged few a lifestyle like no other.
Located at the 43rd floor of the 61-floor skyscraper (250 mt), the Horizon Homes show suite welcomed its very first guests. Horizon Homes and Shangri-La at The Fort worked in collaboration with one of the best creative interior design Studio FM – Architettura d’interni to bring together the luxurious show suite.
Top-Quality Interior Design
FM Architettura d’Interni, an Italian-based interior design company was commissioned to bring the Shangri-La philosophy to life. Its founders, Francesca Muzio and Maria Silvia Orlandini, are world-renowned for their expertise on mega-yachts of the wealthy. Their notable projects also include the presidential suite of Shangri-La at The Shard in London and the residential complex in Jing-an, Shanghai. “Our design philosophy involves mixing different styles and textures, and we strongly believe in an exchange of culture and tradition. We envisioned this unit to reflect what it means to live in the Shangri-La,” said Francesca Muzio.
Excellence and attention to detail are already apparent upon entry, with shapes and textures blending together in perfect harmony. The show suite’s neautral color palette lends the space a cozy yet sophisticated feel. “One of our objectives is to give people an idea of what they can do with all the space they’re given,” commented Maria Silvia Orlandini.
The result is a show suite that is truly remarkable, as it showcases a good mix of the works of the best artisans that both Italy and the Philippines have to offer. The coffee table located at the main salon is a point of interest, with its main structure made of fine Italian wood and steel, topped with shagreen, a luxurious decorative material sourced from Cebu, a favorite of the designers. The chandelier hanging over the huge lunch table has been created from a rainfall of crystal leaves, further enhancing the idea this environment is suspended in time. An exquisite panel decorated by hand provides the backdrop for the entire lounge, and represents a willow with silver leaves, enchanted and still.
Each and every piece of furniture was carefully designed, the skilled hands of the master Italian cabinetmakers produced the furniture, with extraordinary details in leather and quality materials, such as marble inlays and inserts in different burl woods. The highest quality fabrics were use to produce the seating and were sourced from the oldest Italian manufacturers of velvet and silk. Impressive ebony frames highlighted the importance and formality of the lounge, determining the various different areas which make it up: a spacious sitting area in which to chat; a formal dining area with a large table that can seat 12; an intimate relaxation area overlooking the extraordinary panorama where guests can enjoy a romantic aperitif; and an elegantly refined corner desk featuring leather details.
“The units of Horizon Homes were designed to last several lifetimes, which we also wanted to reflect in our designs. Using these layers of neutral and clean colours and textures, the space becomes timeless.” declares Francesca Muzio.
The Luxury of Space
In a crowded space like Manila, it is rare to find a modern development that offers as much space as this. The four-bedroom unito of 418 square meters that houses the show suite was specifically designed with its future owners in mind.
It all starts upon entry into Horizon Homes, where high-speed dedicated lifts take the residents straight up to their own private lobbies.
The unit’s spacious main salon was designed for residents who love to host private parties, giving them the option for both formal and casual get-togethers. The unit also offers two kitchens, one for serious preparation, and one where residents can cook for their guests without having to interrupt conversation.
Through the hallway is the family room, where residents can kick back and relax in privacy. Each of the four spacious rooms is also equipped ensuite bathrooms.
On top of the luxury of space each resident is given, they also enjoy the benefits of living in a Shangri-La managed home, giving them convenient access to everything the hotel has to offer.
Owning a Piece of the Shangri-La
Horizon Homes residents get only the best of the best, owning a piece of the Shangri-La and all that comes with it, enjoying exclusive access to all Shangri-La Hotels, Kerry Sports Center, and the complex’s numerous restaurants and retail components. Shangri-La at the Fort is also strategically located at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, where residents enjoy convenient access to Manila’s fastest-developing community. The Philippine Stock Exchange, Bonifacio High Street, international schools, and one of Manila’s best hospitals are all within walking distance.
John Rice, General Manager of Shangri-La at The Fort adds, “This show suite serves as a taste of the life you could have as a Horizon Homes resident. Through this we want to show you that we’re giving you a space you can call your own, and provide you a lifestyle no other development can offer. In fact it’s not just for its residents today and the near future, it’s a home you and your family can keep forever.”