The Windsor Ultimate Residences is an upscale apartment complex that consists of two towers of 32 floors, for a total of 340 units. Developed by the Pondok Indah Group, it was built in two phases: The first tower was completed in 2013 and the second one, called Signature, was ready in 2015 only. Note that the Signature tower is more luxurious and more expensive.
I visited the property with an agent in 2019 and this is my full review of it:
Neighborhood and Transportation
In which neighborhood of Jakarta is The Windsor located?
The Windsor is located in West Jakarta, in the district of Kembangan. More specifically, it is in Puri Indah, a rapidly-developing area that is currently being transformed into a new business district of Jakarta. These changes are initiated by three companies, the Pondok Indah Group, Ciputra International, and Lippo Group. You can read more about this on Wikipedia:
As a result, even though it is quite far from the city center of Jakarta, it is a rather modern neighborhood with good infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, malls, hospitals, schools, offices, apartments). Another interesting thing about this location is the proximity to the airport.
How does it look like around the apartment?
By car, with normal traffic conditions, how far is it from:
– Jakarta Airport (CGK): 35 minutes
– Grand Indonesia Mall: 55 minutes
– Sudirman Business District: 50 minutes
– Kota Tua: 60 minutes
– Kemang: 60 minutes
Public transportation and access to highways:
Suprisingly for a business area, the public transportation options in Puri Indah are very poor. There is only 1 TransJakarta line going there, the line 3E from Puri Kembangan to Sentraland Cengkarang. It stops about 350 meters from The Windsor at the halt Walikota Jakarta Barat 1.
There are also no MRT, no LRT, and the nearest train station, Rawa Buaya, is almost 5 kilometers away.
It’s better if you use a car since you have a major highway interexchange 400 meters away that gives you access to the Jakarta Outer Ring Road and the Jakarta-Tangerang Toll Road.
What are the important landmarks nearby?
There are a few landmarks you can go to within a short car ride or even walking distance:
Puri Indah Mall (5 minutes by foot): A large mall targeting the upper-middle class with many popular brands (fashion, sports, accessories, beauty, kids, home, etc). It has a Metro department store, a XXI cinema, a Hero supermarket, a Celebrity Fitness gym, and an F&B area.
Lippo Mall Puri (5 minutes by foot): This new shopping center, near Puri Indah Mall, is more upmarket and trendy. It has Sogo and Parkson department stores, a FoodHall supermarket, fashion stores like H&M, Forever 21, Uniqlo and Zara, a XXI Cinema, and a Fitness First gym. It also has a good selection of restaurants and cafés.
Px Pavillion (5 minutes by foot): Upmarket boutique mall, just opposite Lippo Mall. It has a Gold’s Gym, a Ranch Market, a bookstore and several cafés/restaurants.
The nearest supermarkets are all within just a few minutes:
– Hero in Puri Indah Mall
– Hypermart Puri Indah
– Carrefour Puri Indah
– FoodHall Lippo Mall and Ranch Market Px Pavillion (best selection of imported products)
Restaurants and Nightlife:
You will find several decent restaurants in Lippo Mall, Px Pavillion, and Puri Indah Mall (all types of cuisine: Western, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc). There are also a few cafés selling alcohol, and an expat bar called Double Doors just across the street from Windsor.
Because it has a strong Indonesian Chinese population, you have many reputed schools in the area of Puri Indah. Most of them are private and Christian.
– Universities: Raffles College, Universitas Mercu Buana
– Schools: IPEKA, Global Sevilla, Global Nusantara, Bukit Sion, Ichthus School West Campus, Springfield, Notre Dame, Makarios, Holy Angels are within 5-10 minutes. A bit further (15 minutes), you have the international schools Bina Bangsa and Tunas Muda.
– Preschool: Acacia House, Kinderworld Montessori, Cedar World Academy Preschool, Tunas Muda Nursery, Tiara Kasih
Several companies (like Lippo, Ciputra, Pondok Indah Group) are developing the area of Puri Indah and along the Jakarta Outer Ring Road into a business district. Currently, there are already a few complexes such as Ciputra International, Puri Indah Financial Tower, and Lippo Office Tower.
Building and Architecture
Who is the developer?
The Windsor Ultimate Residences was developed by PT Antilope Madju Puri Indah, a subsidiary of Pondok Indah Group which is the owner of Pondok Indah Mall 1 and 2, Puri Indah Mall, Pondok Indah Residences and Pondok Indah Golf Apartments. They are also currently building Pondok Indah Mall 3 and Puri Indah Mall 2.
The most important shareholders of this group (47%) are Siti Hartati Murdaya and her husband Murdaya Poo (owner of JI Expo and the World Trade Center in Sudirman).
Who is the architect?
The Windsor was designed by DP Architects, a firm from Singapore whose portfolio also includes Senayan City, Pondok Indah Residences, Central Park Jakarta, Kemang Village, LaVie Kuningan and The Peak.
They were assisted by a local consultant, Perentjana Djaja (Pondok Indah Golf Apartment, Batavia Apartment, etc).
Who is the contractor?
The contractor was Nusa Raya Cipta, a large Indonesian group that has a significant experience building midrange and upscale apartment towers (Cosmo Terrace, Thamrin Residence, Royal Mediterania Garden Residences, Royale Springhill, Regatta 2, etc).
What is the situation with the land certificate?
The developer has a Hak Guna Bangunan Murni, which means the property was built on its own land. As an apartment owner, you get a “Strata Title di atas HGB Murni”.
Design and Appearance
How does the building look like?
From Outside (Facade):
The towers looks nice and upscale, with rounded angles and dark windows. However, when you look closer, some parts of the building don’t look as neat as they should (scroll down to see photos).
Entrance and Lobby:
Garden and landscaping:
There is a small garden surrounding the pool area:
Corridors and lifts:
Each unit has a private lift:
Size and Types of Apartments
The apartments’ size is approximately the following:
2-bedroom units (2 bathrooms, maid room): 111-113m2
3-bedroom units (2 bathrooms, maid room): 149m2
There are also some penthouses available (5 bedrooms, 336m2).
Here are a few photos I took inside a unit:
Materials and Equipment
What is the quality of the materials, furniture, and equipment used in the construction?
This is an evaluation of the quality I observed (ranked from 1 – worst – to 10 – best):
In common areas:
Tiles lobby: 8.5
Painting (wall, ceiling): 6.5
Lighting fixtures: 7.5
Gym equipment: 8.5
Pool equipment: 7
In the apartments:
Bathroom equipment: 8
Kitchen equipment: 7.5
Overall Quality: 7.9/10
Facilities and Services
What are the facilities provided in the property?
– Swimming pool (kids and adults):
– Sauna and Jacuzzi:
– Gym and aerobic/yoga room:
– Other facilities:
– Facilities that I didn’t see:
What are the services available within the property?
There are not many services available onsite, but you can easily go to Puri Indah Mall (free shuttle) for most of your needs (banks, supermarkets, ATM, restaurants, laundry, etc).
Are there issues with the electricity supply?
2-bedroom apartments are limited to 4,400 VA.
3-bedroom apartments are limited to 7,700 VA.
Are there issues with parking?
2-bedroom apartments allow you to have one free parking spot.
3-bedroom apartments allow yout o have two free parking spots.
Are there enough lifts?
Yes. Each apartment has two private lifts.
Is the property busy?
It is reasonably busy considering there are only 340 units in total.
Is it noisy?
I didn’t think it was.
What is the background of residents?
The residents are mostly Indonesians (including Indonesian Chinese), with some expat families.
Are there visible damages?
I didn’t see many, but some areas would need to be repainted.
Overall maintenance rating: 7.5/10
The cleanliness was satisfactory.
Overall cleanliness rating: 8/10
The garden was properly maintained.
Overall gardening rating: 8/10
– Guards: There are 24/7 guards at the gates of the property.
– CCTV cameras: In the lobby.
– Access: You need an access card to reach the lift area:
Overall security rating: 8.5/10
The staff is friendly and professional.
Overall hospitality rating: 8.5/10
Rooms and Prices
Prices at The Windsor may vary depending on many factors such as the floor, the unit type, the room condition and the furnishings.
Be aware that you may also need to pay for additional fees: Service charge (IPL), parking fee, electricity and water bills, etc.
Here are a few examples of prices and ratios for this property:
3-bedroom (149m2) – Well-furnished:
- Rental 1 Year: Approximately IDR 252 million (or IDR 21 million per month)
- Buy: Approximately IDR 4,900,000,000
- Break Even Point (Buying Price/Gross Annual Rental): 19 years
- Average buying price/m2: IDR 33 million/m2
Reasons to buy:
→ Developer with a good reputation
→ Reasonable price for a luxury property located in the heart of Puri Indah
→ This area is developing as a new business center
Reasons NOT to buy:
→ Low return on investment for now
→ Many empty plots of lands nearby => More apartments can be constructed, thus keeping prices low
Would I buy this property? (On a scale from 0 = “not at all” to 10 = “yes absolutely” ):
The Windsor Apartments
Jl. Puri Indah Lingkar Dalam Blok T-8
Puri Indah, West Jakarta, 11610, Indonesia
Phone number: +62 (0) 21 583 50 606
Website: The Windsor
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- Midsize luxury property with reasonable price.
- Good facilities, including jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, gym, tennis court and squash.
- Many reputed schools nearby.
- Spacious units.
- Some minor maintenance issues.
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