5 Reasons to buy a 2 Bedroom Home

When living in a city, it is always a privilege to own your own home. In fact, many would consider themselves to have reached a certain level of success if they are the proud owners of property. In a growing city like Thane there are a number of options when it comes to home size and square foot area. The one bedroom hall kitchen, popularly called the 1BHK, may seem like a good idea when you are first setting out in life, but if you have the finances and can find a good 2BHK in a perfect area by a reputed developer, like the Aurelia tower of 2BHK apartments at the Rustomjee Urbania township, then it is always better to go for a 2 BHK, this is why:

1)Future Perfect: No matter if you are single or a newly married couple, for now while a 1BHK may seem sufficient, there will be a time when your family will grow, at that point of time you will be glad for a 2BHK and not having to go house hunting again. While considering the future it would also be a good idea to think about the location and purchasing a flat in an area that is ideally located in terms of connectivity and also has schools and other facilities nearby. In this regard, Majiwada in Thane and the Rustomjee Urbania township are a perfect fit.

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2)Added space: When you are purchasing a 2BHK, it is not that you are getting only an additional bedroom. The total square foot area of the home will also increase giving you more space in the home. You can take advantage of this by creating niches in the home which could work as a home office or a small library alcove or studio. The bottom line is that greater space allows you to pursue your hobbies.

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3)Income Source: Until such time that you have need to use the spare bedroom, you can use it to generate some income for yourself. Consider having a room-mate or a paying guest in your home. Else, for those who are proficient with running a home business, the spare room could offer a myriad of possibilities from being a place to conduct classes for children, to tailoring or even a catering service.

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4)Perks and Amenities: Very often most developers offer certain amenities and perks as per the home you are occupying. Thus, more parking space will be offered to those who have a 2BHK apartment, or perhaps special club benefits. For instance, in the 30-storey standalone tower, Aurelia offers aspirational 2BHK apartments ranging from 599 – 612 sq ft (Carpet Area) coupled with world-class residential amenities. From rooftop infinity swimming pool to a stargazing deck and an alfresco dining area, Thoughtfully designed to cater to every generation cutting across age groups, the best-in-class include reflexology pathway, rooftop gym, Sky party deck, senior citizen zone, zen garden, indoor games room and a lotus pond to add to the aesthetic quotient.

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5)Resale value: Think about it, while you may purchase a home with the intention of living in it forever, there may be circumstances where you may have to move to a different city or any other change in your life which will require you to sell your home. A 2BHK apartment is much easier to sell and will have better appreciation value as well, especially if you have purchased one in a location like the Aurelia tower of Rustomejee Urbania which has great connectivity to all parts of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, malls and entertainment avenues close by as well as world class amenities.

RAGC conducts the fourth edition of ‘NISARG’ to support ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’

Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC), CSR initiative of Rustomjee Group, organized three day event called ‘NISARG’ which was held in Thane and Dahanu from 30th September to 2nd October, 2016. With the intent of increasing awareness of the students towards Safety, Health and Environment, at the same time supporting Indian Government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and taking forward Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of clean India; students and faculty of RAGC came together to host this special event.

Cleaning activity around the RAGC vicinity in Thane

Cleaning activity around the RAGC vicinity in Thane

NISARG, now in its fourth year, aims to take moral education into practice and shape the young minds of India into responsible citizens of tomorrow. The event focused on three broad themes – Health, Safety, and Environment (S.H.E) which are imperative in today’s times.

Cleaning activity around the RAGC vicinity in Thane

Cleaning activity around the RAGC vicinity in Thane

The first day of the event began with a grand inauguration ceremony and dance performance by students of Manovikas- special school for the mentally challenged. Expert lectures on ‘Safety’ were held for student on fire safety and other occupational hazards by industry experts on campus premises. The safety session was followed by Self-defense workshop for girls and “Alcoholism and Drug Addiction” seminar for boys. Additionally, counselling session on mental health issues such as depression and suicide was organized for all the students at Dahanu center. More than 1500 students and faculties attended these sessions at our Dahanu and Thane center.

Awareness drive on Women Harassment

Awareness drive on Women Harassment

To increase awareness about ‘Health’, a free dental camp and special yoga class was organized for students at Thane center. As a part of responsibility towards ‘Environment’, sapling planting and cleaning activities were conducted in the vicinity of the academy and Wagle Police Station. The cleaning activity was conducted by students and faculty together, showcasing their support towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Swachh Bharat. Students also engaged in competitions like wall painting and creating best out of waste items. As part of the event – a 5.5 km fitness run marathon was also organized by RAGC Dahanu center, in which more than 300 people participated raising awareness health issues.

Cleaning activities were undertaken by the RAGC Students at Wagle Police Station

Cleaning activities were undertaken by the RAGC Students at Wagle Police Station

Mr.Percy S. Chowdhry, Director, Rustomjee Group said, “Over the past four years, NISARG has reached 50000 people, spreading awareness on safety, health and environment among masses. We are very proud to say that our students and faculty have showed great enthusiasm towards supporting and conducting various activities that are for the benefit of the society. We believe that imbibing social values to children at an early age will reflect well on their behavior in later stages of life. Hence, this is one of our initiatives that has helped to create responsible citizens.”

Flash mob on road and rail safety by RAGC students

Flash mob on road and rail safety by RAGC students

On 2nd October 2016, Gandhi peace exam was conducted for the 2nd year MSBVEE students to spread the message of Gandhian values. Students made handmade paper bags which were distributed in schools, colleges, and commercial areas of Dahanu. Also, students performed flash mobs in shopping malls nearby to spread message of women empowerment, road and rail safety.

Rustomjee unveils My Space amenities floor for its residents at Oriana

Rustomjee recently unveiled a floor dedicated to luxurious amenities for its residents at Rustomjee Oriana, BKC. The inauguration ceremony was an exclusive wine & cheese experiential evening for the residents, their friends and families. With over 130 residents and a wine tasting session with over 13 splendid wines conducted by Sommelier Nikhil Agarwal for Wines of India. The opening of the amenities floor came in as a pleasant surprise for its residents as this was not a part of the promised project plan.

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The amenities floor boasts of world class facilities like music performance arenas, barbecue stations, spa and salon, bar and lounge, dart and archery, air conditioned ballroom and a play area for children.

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Residents can now spend some ‘me time’ at the steam room & spa/ massage room and treating themselves to some appetizing food at the barbeque station and the outdoor bar and lounge. Occupants can now play their favorite music on the classic-style jukebox or just drum away to glory in the performance room or just dance to their favorite ballads in the air conditioned ballroom. To add to that, the amenities floor also includes an indoor games arena with a pool table, chess, carom board, dart and archery.

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Commenting on the unveiling of the My Space floor, Mr.Percy S. Chowdhry, Director, Rustomjee Group said, “Keeping in line with Rustomjee’s Vision to continuously add value to the lives of our customers, it gives us immense pleasure in delivering amenities never promised for in the plan and also learning that the residents were impressed by the new set of offerings at Oriana. The My Space Amenities constitutes for comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment that contributes to the emotional well-being of residents.”

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The Wine & Cheese experiential was a great way for Rustomjee to engage with its residents, redefining luxury living with a gift of world-class amenities.

Rustomjee launches ‘Aurelia’ at its township, Rustomjee Urbania in Thane(W)

- Aspirational 2BHK homes at an economical pricing of Rs 1.05 Cr + Taxes
– World class amenities on the rooftop, a first for Thane residential real estate

Rustomjee recently announced the launch of its new 30-storey standalone tower, Aurelia, in its 127 acre integrated township, Urbania in Thane(W). With an existing occupancy of 2000 families, Aurelia has witnessed an overwhelming response in its pre-booking sales with over 160 families having expressed their interest through pre-bookings within a month itself. The tower boasts of world class amenities on the rooftop, a first for Thane residential real estate.

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Building on the aspirations of young buyers, the 30-storey standalone tower, Aurelia offers aspirational 2BHK apartments ranging from 599 – 612 sq ft (Carpet Area) coupled with world-class residential amenities. From rooftop infinity swimming pool to a stargazing deck and an alfresco dining area, Aurelia has it all to choose a life not limited by square feet. What makes Aurelia perfect for families is that it caters to every generation cutting across age groups with best-in-class amenities like reflexology pathway ,rooftop gym, Sky party deck, senior citizen zone, zen garden, indoor games room and a lotus pond to add to the aesthetic quotient.

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Speaking on the launch and inception of the tower, Percy S. Chowdhry, Director, Rustomjee Group said, “The demand for 2BHK has gone up considerably in the last few years and Thane has gradually become a preferred investment option for aspirational housing. It is very heartening to see the interest of home buyers in Rustomjee Urbania and given the overwhelming response, we have launched the 30-storey standalone tower, Aurelia at a price that this segment is comfortable with. What differentiates this tower from the rest in Thane is the rooftop amenities that promise to deliver a bespoke living experience to its residents as well as its strategic location within the 127 acre township that has an operational IGSE school, retail, gardens, open spaces, proposed healthcare and commercial offerings.”

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Located in Majiwada, Thane, Aurelia offers its residents an easy access to the public amenities. While on one hand there are several corporate parks in the vicinity, on the other there are best-in-class hypermarkets and shopping malls like Korum, Viviana and Hypermarket that will solve the shopping woes of the residents. The proposed 11-km long tunnel between Thane-Borivali and the proposed metro lines connecting Ghodbunder to Wadala are set to make Thane one of the most well-connected suburbs in the Mumbai metropolitan region (MMR).

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Sprawled in an area of 127 acres, Rustomjee Urbania is aesthetically designed by the most renowned architect in India, Hafeez Contractor. The township houses a Multi-Sports Arena and an Urban Farming Zone which is artfully composed within the project to engage its users in a healthy and refreshing environment. The new micro environmental condition will not only provide for a healthy environment for the residents but also cast a positive effect on the surrounding parts of the city. Rustomjee Urbania is the only township in Mumbai that has received Gold Rating from IGBC (Indian Green Building Certificate) and is the most awarded township project in India.

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Rustomjee Urbania houses the Rustomjee Cambridge International School, the first school in the integrated township and brings forth a solution to issues of access to good educational institutes faced by students and parents in crowded metro cities like Mumbai. Affiliated with International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Program of University of Cambridge, it makes global level of education available to students, at walking distance from their homes.

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It also houses ‘Leon’s World’ which is a space developed, in consultation with experts, to provide children a stimulating environment. It caters to different aspects of growth and development. Mentors present at the center guide children in exploring various fields including arts, mathematics and science and language through play way learning methods. In the past two years, Rustomjee Urbania has organized activities such as a Summer Fest, Adventure Carnival, Urban Farm Fest, among other monthly workshops that encourage children and parents to come together and spend quality time.

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Over 50% of the township has green spaces with 7,500 trees and a sewage treatment plant which recycles 90% of used water for gardening, washing and sanitary purposes. Also keeping in mind the heavy rainfall that Mumbai experiences during monsoons the area is built higher than the High Tide and High Flood levels recorded in the region. Systems installed to harvest rain water and light reflecting windows that help save energy help to economize on natural resources and aim at creating a zero-waste township.

That Brand New Feeling!

New beginnings – there is a sense of freshness, a euphoria of embarking on a new journey; turning to a new chapter of your life. This is the essence of owning your own home, stepping across the threshold into a new space.

For many purchasing a new home is a cathartic experience. In a way it is a purging of the past, wiping the slate clean and starting anew.

A new home represents different things to different people. For the young executive, it is a sense of achievement of having the ultimate status symbol of ‘arriving in the big city’ – your own home. For a newly married young couple it means a new sense of togetherness. For families with children, a new home that comes with child friendly amenities is a boon and for the retired couple, it is a new adventure that provides them with the facilities for a well-earned rest and relaxation while providing them with opportunities to be mentally and physically fit.

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There is joy and excitement in the entire process of not just zeroing on on your new home but also doing up the space the way you want it to be. The feeling of ownership and the pride of possession cannot be measured; it has to be experienced.

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This is why homes at Aurelia – Rustomjee Urbania are the perfect venue to embark on a new journey in life. No matter which phase of life you are in, Rustomjee has thoughtfully provided for every aspect of living that makes you feel immediately comfortable in your new surroundings. With ease of commuting to any part of the city, entertainment, fitness, club facilities, activities for children, adults and the elderly alike, creation of pristine environments which make you glad that you have purchased a home in this oasis in the middle of the concrete desert of Mumbai.

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Yes, there is nothing like that brand new feeling; and it only gets better at Rustomjee!

Rustomjee hosts a Single malt appreciation extravaganza at their upcoming luxurious project – Rustomjee Elements

Rustomjee Group on 9th July, 2016 hosted a Single malt appreciation event at its upcoming luxurious project located in the heart of Juhu, Rustomjee Elements. This was an exclusive gathering of HNIs from the corporate fraternity where existing customers of Rustomjee were also invited. The gathering was hosted by Nikhil Agarwal of All Things Nice, which is a platform for knowledge of luxury spirits and gourmet food.

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Rustomjee has ensured that its gated communities make space for customers to relive their forgotten interests and spend quality time with friends and family. This event truly brought the ‘My Space’ concept to life, with like minded people and fine spirits. The evening boasted luxe whiskies such as the JW Blue Label, Springbank 18 YO, Glenfiddich 18 YO and Monkey Shoulder to name just a few.

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Spread over 3 acres in Juhu, Rustomjee Elements is the only gated community in the area and boasts of spacious limited edition luxury apartments fringing a landscaped courtyard, complete with water bodies, pathways and tropical softscapes. The avant garde concept design by renowned Hong Kong-based architect James Law Cybertecture, is poised to become a 21st century contemporary landmark in the premium locality of Juhu.

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Leon’s World – For the Young and Young at Heart

When you think of bringing up your children what is the first thing that comes to mind beyond education? Most parents think of fruitful extracurricular activities for their kids. Wherever a child’s interests and talent lies, parents strive to hone their skills, whether it be the arts like paintings, music and dance or sports like gymnastics, football and cricket or even self-defence classes like judo and karate. Some parents also seek to put their children for activity classes that will tap their intelligence like mathematic or linguistic classes. Very often, parents get stymied by the long distance they have to travel to get their kids to these classes and thus many children are denied the opportunity of living their dreams just because commuting is such an issue in Mumbai.

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At Rustomjee, we understand the woes and worries of parents and strive to create environments that provide better childhoods for our children. Children achieve center space in our boardrooms and in our design and development centers. For us, designing a building translates to creating a conducive enriching environment for families and children to grow up in. We believe that a well built environment in terms of open spaces for children to play and interact in can encourage children’s development in multiple ways.

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It was this thoughtfulness that led Rustomjee to establish Leon´s World. It is a unique concept developed with an aim to get children to live the ideal childhood through play, fun and learning. Leon’s World consists of a number of specially designed zones that house play equipment, toys and games centring on numeric, linguistic, musical, naturalistic and visual learning.

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Each square inch of Leon’s World has been designed in partnership with renowned child experts. The entire activity area has been divided into various growth centers – Leon’s World of Early Learning, Leon’s World of Music and theatre, Leon’s World of Astronomy and Leon’s World of Maths and Science which cater to different aspects of growth and development. The theory proposes the existence of eight intelligences, through which children understand their world. These are the linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, spatial, bodily kinesthetic, and interpersonal and the naturalistic intelligence. Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory also states that if a child is allowed to explore, he/she could excel in more areas than one. At Leon’s World children can be left free to explore their innate skills and give them a chance to pick up a talent or two.

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Apart from the play zones, Leon’s World also offers a structured time table of activities such as Tabla, Vocal, Flute, Dance, Karate, Gymnastics, Football, Art & Craft, Pottery etc. These classes are offered by a group of trained teachers who offer the classes at a nominal fee per student.

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Then again, Rustomjee has not forgotten the adults and their aspirations as well, so Leon’s world also offers a range of classes for adults as well. Leon’s World consists of a range of multi-intelligence play spaces that can be used by children and adults alike. It is a space beyond the home and the school where the entire family can come together and spend quality time. And the best part is that it’s right at your threshold which means more time to pursue your dreams!

Father’s Day – My Dad, My Hero!

Mothers may be the primary caregivers in most families but it is the fathers who normally take on the role of leading their kids on a journey of exploration and adventure in this wonderful world around us. Fathers are the ones who teach their sons to kick a football and their daughters to brook no nonsense from anyone. From studies to just plain rough housing, dads feature quite prominently in every child’s life.

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This is why it is unfortunate that fathers don’t get much time to spend with their kids when they are busy in their respective careers. Very often, when they are stuck in the rat race it is difficult to take time out and look at the bigger picture – the kids whom they are working so hard to provide for are growing slowly but steadily out of childhood.

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The time to bond and crate memories that your children will cherish is in their foundation years. Rustomjee understands the constraints that fathers face on their time and energy which is why its homes are created with world class amenities that encourage family time. Fathers can spend time teaching their kids swimming, enjoying some music, lie back and gaze at the stars, explore nature or go for a spin on a cycle all within the secure environs of Rustomjee townships. With the hassle of travelling to a destination, fathers have more time to bind with their kids rather than just face frustrating traffic jams.

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In fact, this Father’s Day, on 19th June, why not plan to spend the whole day dedicated to being just a ‘dad’? Plan a whole slew of activities that you love doing with your family. Get to know your kids again on a whole new level and truly connect. They say every dad is a hero in their children’s eyes, this Father’s Day resolve to be a Super Hero!

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Kids, you too can make your father feel special on Father’s Day – Participate in the Rustomjee Father’s Day contest. Leave a message for your dad, #ThankYouDad , telling him what he means to you and what a difference he makes in your life. Loads of interesting prizes to be won!

Highlights from Urbania Summer Fest 2016!

The central boulevard of Rustomjee Urbania, Thane came alive over the weekend of 30th April and 1st May as the Urbania Summer Fest attracted over a 1000 families to enjoy a myriad of activities in the pristine settings of the township. Everyone from ‘2 to 72 year olds’ had a grand time. The live band, magic show, mimicry ensured that the center stage was always thronged by a crowd. The games and adventure sports appealed to the young and young at heart while the joyful squeals of the toddlers on the jumping castle, trampoline and toy train put a smile on all faces.

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Learn some cool self-defense moves at the Judo workshop

Learn some cool self-defense moves at the Judo workshop

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Get your groove on with these smooth B-Boying moves

Get your groove on with these smooth B-Boying moves

Do it like the Japanese – throw your weight around like a Sumo Wrestler

Do it like the Japanese – throw your weight around like a Sumo Wrestler

Get rid of your rage by smashing your opponent in Body Zorbing.

Get rid of your rage by smashing your opponent in Body Zorbing.

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Get the thrill of soaring up high on a Bungee Trampoline

Get the thrill of soaring up high on a Bungee Trampoline

Get the thrill of soaring up high on a Bungee Trampoline

Get the thrill of soaring up high on a Bungee Trampoline

Urbania Summer Fest 2016 – A Time for Family!

The Urbania Summer Fest was a weekend of exciting adventure, fun and family time. This was the second edition of the annual fair hosted at the Rustomjee Urbania in Thane. The fest was thoughtfully organized to ensure that every family member, toddlers, parents and grandparents had an amazing time and bonded over some exciting adventure games and entertainment. As the sun set the amazing lights display lit up the venue in a rainbow of colours and made the evening even more magical.

The coolest war ever! Beware, paintballs do hurt!

The coolest war ever! Beware, paintballs do hurt!

Get to feel like the king of the track on your ATV bike

Get to feel like the king of the track on your ATV bike

Turn your world upside down and have a ball while Zorbing

Turn your world upside down and have a ball while Zorbing

Why walk when you have a Hoverboard?

Why walk when you have a Hoverboard?

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Little tykes look cool in this set of wheels!

Little tykes look cool in this set of wheels!

Target practice at the rifle shooting range

Target practice at the rifle shooting range

Target practice at the rifle shooting range

Target practice at the rifle shooting range

All aboard! Kids loved the toy train ride

All aboard! Kids loved the toy train ride

Zip, Zap, Zoom away on the skate board!

Zip, Zap, Zoom away on the skate board!