Because having a sanctuary is important to our overall state of well-being, HPI decided to build The Horizon, which takes from the traditional Japanese approach to design. It is the company’s answer to the modern world of noise, crowds and pressing deadlines. It is a sanctuary for the soul, where senses are pampered with silence and wellness is deeply engrained into one’s personal living space.
Located inside The Tagaytay Midlands mountain resort community, The Horizon is a medium-density residential condominium development that eases into the terrain’s gentle slope, blending seamlessly with the landscape around it. Designed by Recio + Casas Architects, each of the five-storey buildings uses graceful angles to form private, tranquil enclaves for each of its 18 three-bedroom units, thus allowing residents space to connect not only with nature, but more importantly, with themselves.
The play of space is important at The Horizon. Its penthouses, for example, feature 5.5-meter high ceilings, encouraging the mind to open up and be free. And though each of the 108 units in this exclusive neighborhood has approximately 137 to 150 square meters, all their rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to a contemplative view: the Taal Lake and Volcano in the southwest, Mt. Makiling in the southeast, and the Batangas mountain range in the south. This is condominium living without confinement, a take on the modern lifestyle where all of nature is in abundance. Nowhere else do rooms stretch as far as the eye can see.
Every detail in The Horizon encourages mindfulness and tranquility. Unit interiors blend materials from the earth -- ceramic tile flooring, granite kitchen countertops and solid wood doors --with technological conveniences such as air conditioning systems, recessed lighting fixtures, classic bathroom fixtures, and even an emergency power system. Everything, it seemed, has been meticulously planned so that homeowners need not think of anything else: there are maid’s rooms with their own toilet and bath, sufficient closet spaces, two assigned parking slots, elevators, hot water supply, and a common drivers’ quarters.
But what sets The Horizon above the rest is its focus on satisfying the demands of one recreational sport: golf. HPI understands that it is important to live the lifestyle and understand what golfers look for in properties. From its proximity to the Midlands Golf Club to the efficient detail of having golf bag lockers conveniently located outside the units, The Horizon focuses on the sport, its required amenities and the lifestyle that goes with it. Residents even have exclusive use of a putting green. In Tagaytay, one has nearly year-round opportunities to play.
Yet the principles of Zen remain everywhere. It could be found in the infinity pool, where the laughter of children emerges between splashes of water; on the putting green, in that perfect click of the golf club against the ball when you hit it with just the right strength; or even in your own terrace, when you listen to a chorus of crickets reach a crescendo, and then disappear. You can feel it in Tagaytay’s temperate climate, or while driving your golf cart to the Midlands Golf Course through one of the meandering paths designed exclusively for your use. You can sense it in the happiness of your family, for giving them their own space at The Horizon, and in yourself, for making the right decision.
Simply put, HPI understands that the essence of Zen can never really be defined. It can only be expressed. And The Horizon seems to have captured it.
Condo living is elevated to a whole new level at The Horizon, with its serene setting and glorious views of Taal Lake, Mt. Makiling and the Midlands fairways. It brings golfers closer to the sport they love through its unique golfing amenities and strategic location beside The Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club.
Features and Amenities
- Two assigned parking slots per unit
- 24-hour security
- Golf bag lockers
- Provision for cable TV
- Air-conditioning units
- Sufficient water supply
- Emergency power supply system
- Built-in hot water supply
- Administration Office
- Common drivers’ quarters
- Infinity pool
- Children’s playground
- Landscaped gardens
- Putting green