The Bloomington, which will finish construction in 2015, is Kemang Village’s seventh tower and by far the complex’s most luxurious and spacious residential building.
The Bloomington in Kemang Village, South Jakarta, is sure to be a heavenly luxury property that will raise the high standards of living in Kemang. The neighborhood is already known as South Jakarta’s prestigious suburb and has been home to generations of expats.
Ten years ago, Kemang had no tall buildings. They were simply out of place in an area nicknamed “a piece of Kuta in Jakarta”. Skyscrapers belonged to busier commercial hubs like Sudirman and Thamrin and would only encroach on the warmth and creative clutter of Kemang known for its nightlife, eclectic stores and art galleries.
Kemang eventually saw its first tall building erected above its iconic supermarket, Kem Chicks, but few joined it until the construction of Kemang Village. Developed by PT. LippoKarawaci and TBK, Kemang Village features an integrated development concept to create an orderly city within a city. Such is the signature style of the Lippo Group: making supersized complexes feel like home where residents can find everything they need in one location. The complex, recently endowed with high-end residential towers, features an IB World School and an upscale mall which will soon be completed along with a hospital, hotels, a country club and even a wedding chapel, among other facilities. Kemang Village will embody convenient living by reducing the need to commute on Jakarta’s chaotic streets.
Moreover, Kemang Village has proven that Kemang’s tall buildings can certainly blend with their surroundings, winning three SEA Property Awards in 2013 under the category “Best Developer (Indonesia)”, “Best Developer (Southeast Asia)” and “Best Condo Development (Indonesia).
Integrated Resort Development
We used to hear the term “superblock”, which indicates a massive development complex consisting of homes, offices, schools, shopping centres and hospitals to provide a complete service and lifestyle experience. The developer of Kemang Village has its own term for it: an “Integrated Resort Development”, which was explained by the company’s director, MrJopyRusli, as a development that underlines the importance of green and open spaces. From a total area of 17.5 hectares for the development of phases 1 to 7, only 35 percent of this land is for buildings while the rest is spared for open spaces and greenery. If added together with the rooftops, 85 percent of the total area is open space while 65 percent is dedicated to green spaces.
Contemporary Style Landscaping
Boasting resort-inspired development, the Kemang Village neighborhood features a lush tropical landscape designed by the notable Bensley Design Studio whose clients include Four Seasons Resort and Residences at KohSamui, Thailand; the OberoiRajvilas, at Jaipur, India; and St. Regis, Bali among others. The landscape design is set to project Kemang Village’s sense of elegance with cobblestone-paved roads leading to the welcome fountain. To create a luxurious ambience in every corner, unique sculptural elements and artworks have been placed to blend with the foliage and gardens. There will be around twenty swimming pools and fifty water features that will create a magical resort environment within the complex. The landscape design for The Bloomington, an integral part of the whole complex, was also designed by the studio.
Ultimate Public Spaces
As the most sophisticated residential tower in the Kemang Village complex, The Bloomington boasts exquisite public spaces designed by the great Thomas Elliott, Director of Design at PAI Design, who is known for his unique approach to architecture and interior design and has won numerous awards for his work. Some of PAI Design’s notable projects include the Four Seasons Health Club and Baccarat Residence in Shanghai. Elliott’s exquisite touches can be seen in the following public spaces: the grand drop-off, grand lobby, lobby lift, the multi-purpose lounge, gym, indoor children’s playground and swimming pool.
Kemang Village boasts new innovations with each new development. While Lippo launched its pet-friendly condominium concept for The Infinity, Kemang Village’s fifth residential tower, Lippo now presents the Cabriolet Balcony for each unit in The Bloomington. The cabriolet balcony is the first balcony system in Indonesia that gives residents the choice to transform their suite into a vast open balcony or an extended living and dining area.
Living at The Bloomington feels like living in a 5-star luxury hotel, with each unit boasting spectacular specs including imported marbles, Grohe sanitation products, Bosch kitchen appliances, high quality granite kitchen countertops, walk-in closets and ducted air conditioning systems just to name a few. The living and dining room offers panoramic views with floor-to-ceiling windows and a grand piano bay in the corner as a statement of your luxury lifestyle. Lippo hired Hirsch Bedner Associates, whose specialty is in luxury hospitality interiors, to come up with four interior design concepts which to help residents decorate their home. The Moda Milano features Italian elegance with a sleek interior dominated by dark colors. The Tokyo Zen features lighter tones highlighting the typical Japanese style of clean lines and simplicity. The ParisienneLuxe is the embodiment of classic European sophistication with a modern twist. Meanwhile, the Manhattan Chic is darker, edgy and classy, reminding us of Mel Gibson’s bachelor pad in ‘What Women Want’ (2000). Men will love it.
The Bloomington features exclusive units limited to four on each floor with a double private lift for residents. All of the building’s 150 units have sold out. Mr. Jopy mentioned that many of these purchases were of two units or half a floor. Anticipating demand for varied types and sizes of apartment, Lippo has developed different-sized units that can be combined.