Apartment Hunt: Sepctra, Veracious & Gopalan

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Good Morning! Hope you had a lovely weekend. I had a wonderful one that took me to the interiors of Shivaji Nagar on Saturday and to the picturesque vineyards off Yelahanka on Sunday. I came back from Shivaji Nagar with stems of my favorite flower – the fragrant Rajnigandha and a huge basket of black grapes from Rajanakunte.

I’m kicking off this week with the second edition in the 3-part Apartment Hunt series. Today I’ll take you to Spectra Cypress, Veracious Landsdale and Gopalan Splendour.

Spectra Cypress on Varthur Road

This building under construction is hard to miss on the Varthur main road. Located on the main road next to Food Zone after you cross the Kundahalli signal on the left, it’s close to the school zone and other conveniences such as grocery, bus stop, libraries, malls and hospitals. I have to admit that this is the first property where I was floored by the model apartment. A well laid out floor plan with a cosy living room, a dining room that opens into a kitchen with an attached utility area and living quarters for your staff, spacious bed rooms, a detached guest bed room – there’s little to complain about. Ofcourse, except the price.

The 88 L + registration charges baffled me. Nearly 16 lakhs goes towards the extras, which I think is pretty steep. Launched in 2008, the project has taken its own sweet time to come to this stage. It’ll easily take 6 months to an year before all the   amenities start functioning and the property is fully occupied.

The builder boasts of a vertical garden wall and rooftop garden  among other standard modern amenities. The builder is not a prominent one and has completed just one project prior to this one in Bangalore.  The project gets all brownie points for its location, but is a dampener on all other counts (delivery, execution, price).

Cypress Living Room


Master Bedroom

Kids bedroom


Veracious Landsdale in Whitefield

A project and builder little heard of. Sandwiched between Chiatanya and Prestige properties, Veracious Landsdale is situated in the lane next to Brigade Harmony before the Prestige Forum Value Mall in Whitefield. The total land area of the project is relatively small leaving little room for play area and club house. Scores 7 on a scale of 10 plan-wise.

Area: 1615-1790 sq.ft for 3 bed rooms.

Price: Rs. 67-75 including registration Rs.3500 per sq.ft

Expected date of completion: 31 March 2011 with all amenities

It’s a property that you can look at if you are a first time buyer.

Gopalan Grandeur

The project is at a stone’s throw distance from Hoody Circle on the ITPL road. Many may like it but I found the plan rather quirky. With small balconies, foyer in the line of the dining area, and a guest bedroom that opens into the living room, I was not quite pleased. But the price at which they were selling 3 months back is definitely something to consider. A 1925 Sq.ft, 3 BHK apartment was being marketed at 65 L plus registration in April. It is tucked away in a otherwise industrial neighborhood with Golden Gate properties as its only other residential complex. ITPL is a couple of kilometers away and so is Brookefields on the other end. For a 9125 sq.ft area, I would definitely expect a more spacious feeling inside the apartment.

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  1. Gopalan definitely not impressive for 1925 sq ft. That is what I felt. They came down to 2000/sqft when I was looking.(about a year back)
    Spectra apt is good but too costly

  2. i had recently bought a 1925 square foot flat in agra which is 4bhk in bhavana estate can you give soom tips for interior in ma flate

  3. laksh

    Congratulations n your new possession. A good sq. ft area to deck it up as you wish. Only one suggestion: just close your eyes and visualize how you would want your dream home to be. Your new home is your blank slate to begin with. Place comfort, practicality and convenience on the top, everything else will fall in place.

  4. Hi,

    We are looking to buy an apartment in Bangalore (south, east). I read your blogposts on Apartments and found them quite useful. Can you send me details of any other apartmnts you have visited? Would be of great help to us as we are keen to invest at the earliest but are unable to find anything suitable.

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