Baguio is one of the most beloved cities in the country and a favorite vacation spot, as it is an enchanting escape from the humid and heat of the tropical lowlands.
Once the site of an Ibaloi village, Baguio – named from the Ibaloi word “bagiw,” meaning “moss” – was established as a hill station by the Americans in the 1900s. “Hill stations” were towns built on hills and mountains as a place to escape to when the heat in the main cities became unbearable. Hill stations served as vital centers of colonial political and military power and were designed to resemble a “home country.” Hence Baguio was blueprinted by famed urban planner Daniel Burnham after American resort towns.
As a tribute to this fascinating aspect of Baguio’s history, Vista Residences – the condominium arm developer Vista Land – is creating its “Hill Series”, a collection of charming vertical villages designed to be both vacation or long-term homes in the Summer Capital.
Artist’s perspective of Vista Brent Hill
Vista Brent Hill
Today, the “Summer Capital” is the seat of the Cordillera Administrative Region and a center of business and education. The mountaintop metro is also a “university town” as there are at least eight universities.
This is why Vista Residences chose to build its first Baguio development on Yangco Road, beside the expansive Brent International School Campus. Vista Brent Hill’s location puts it close to landmarks and tourist attractions, including the Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, Burnham Park, Baguio Public Market, Teacher’s Camp, and the Pink Sisters Chapel.
While Vista Brent Hill’s location makes it a convenient vacation home, its proximity to the international academy and other colleges make it an excellent home for students.
Following the success of Vista Brent Hill, the company presents a second development to respond to the need of students, residents, and vacationers for more homes in the mountain hub.
The new property’s site is on the winding Outlook Drive, one of Baguio’s key arteries connecting the city’s popular landmarks like Camp John Hay, as well as the Baguio Country Club. Even closer are the Botanical Gardens and Mines View Park.
Offering a magnificent view and surrounded by a pine forest, Vista Pinehill will feature a collection of studio and one-bedroom apartments, perfectly sized for students and their families who either want to stay, or come and go.
Vista Pinehill is created to take advantage of Baguio’s nature and culture. Outlook Drive is far enough from the city’s center to be free from the traffic yet still accessible from Baguio’s key destinations and cultural landmarks.
Vista Pinehill is masterplanned to be both a home to escape to and a vacation house to relax in. Its 12-storey height rises with the canopy of pine trees. Designed to blend with the land and not disrupt it, it will be a hidden nature haven.
The building will have a main lobby, an inner garden atrium, and a function hall where residents can gather. The mid-rise condominium will offer a gym and a spa for those who need to unwind. Below the lower ground floors is a parking basement with elevator access to all the upper floors.
As with all Vista Residences properties, there will be a guarded reception area, CCTV in public areas, and fire and smoke alarms and prevention systems. Whether one plans to live in Baguio, or come and go at one’s pleasure, Vista Pinehill will be the nook from where one can enjoy the city.
Jogging with nature as scenery.
Every room, every space is designed with creative and practical space planning. It is something Vista Residences and its mother company, Vista Land, is known for. The rooms are designed with space to breathe. The designs are stylish and the amenities are first-rate.
The developer designs buildings that make use of natural light and air circulation – to take advantage of the sun and wind, and lessen the toll on the environment and the resources of the community.
The condos are designed with single-loaded corridors – again, for better privacy – as well as balconies that open to views of the city.Hill Series brings out the best of Baguio
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