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  • Structural engineer designed foundation and reinforced concrete structure conforming to seismic zone regulations with non-load bearing masonry walls.
  • All walls are built using high quality fly ash bricks/burnt bricks and mortar.
    Walls are smooth plastered and finished with one coat putty and painted with premium emulsion paints.
    External surface finished with textured weather proof paint.
  • Ceilings will be putty finished and painted with tractor emulsion paint.
  • Main living room and dining will feature Italian marble range vitrified flooring from Johnson / equivalent.
    Bedrooms will feature premium range vitrified flooring from Johnson/equivalent.
    Kitchen, service, balconies and bathrooms will be tiled with textured/anti-skid ceramic tile flooring to improve friction and minimize slipperiness.
  • Shower enclosure in Master bathroom.
    Sanitary ware fittings from Kohler / Parryware cascade or equivalent.
    CP fittings from Kohler/Jaguar.
    Glazed designer concept wall tiling upto 7’ height and matching textured/antiskid ceramic tile flooring will be selected for all bathrooms.
    Provision for exhaust in all toilets.
  • Split air-conditioners for three bedrooms.
  • Wall mounted closets with concealed cistern from Kohler / Parryware Cascade / equivalent brands will be provided.
    Countertop basins will be provided, where indicated in plans.
    Three-in-one shower mixers/Diverters, CP fittings and health faucets of Jaguar or equivalent make will be provided in all bathrooms.
  • Polished granite countertop with stainless steel sink and drainboard will be provided.
    Glazed ceramic wall dado of 2’ height will be provided above granite countertop.
    Provisions for bore water, metro water and water purifier connection will be made.
  • Floor wash / countertop will be provided with glazed ceramic tile wall dado.
    Provision for washing machine will be made.
    CP fittings in Kitchen and Service will be of Jaguar or equivalent make.
  • Excellently engineered plumbing with CPVC concealed lines and UPVC external lines of reputed make.
  • Main door - Teakwood panelled, decorated, varnish finished mounted on teakwood frame, with fully cladded architrave.
    Bedroom doors - Flush doors with veneered & varnish finished mounted on teakwood frame.
    Balconies – Glazed French doors with grills on teakwood frames paint finished.
    Toilet doors - Painted doors with teakwood frames.
    Windows - Teakwood glazed shutters on teakwood frames, painted, with iron grills.
  • Prime quality electrical cables from Finolex or equivalent and pipes of reputed make.
    Modular switches (MK / Roma / equivalent brand).
    Appropriate light, fan, A/C and other electrical points in each room.
    Provision for independent three phase power along with phase changer and Safe-Trip.
    Provision for telephone & television points in Living & Master bedroom.
    Provision for broadband and DTH connectivity in each apartment.
  • Lift with automatic rescue device from Schindler/equivalent.
  • Genset for lift, common lighting and 1000W power backup for all apartments.
  • Biometric locks and video doorphone in each apartment.
    CC TV security facility for the apartment building.
  • 2 reserved car parks for each apartment.
  • Provision for lofts and wardrobes will be made in bedrooms as indicated in the floor plans.
  • Exterior landscaping, compound wall and main entrance will be executed as per the architect’s direction.
  • Pergola with wooden pillar at lobby entrance foyer.
    Maadavilakku at entrance of apartment.
    Hand crafted decorative teak wood varnished traditional main door with fully cladded architrave.
    Varnished teakwood oonjal in the living room.
    Tulasi maadam in the balcony.
  • Adjustable cloths line in each apartment.
    Party-barbeque area in terrace with greenery.
    Kiosk for security with intercom facility for all apartments.
    Name board / Post boxes / EB meter board in stilt area.
    Pest control and scientific anti-termite control treatment by pioneers in the field.
    Rainwater harvesting / recharging.
    Drivers/Servants toilet in stilt area.
A narrative walkthrough:

Designing and building homes is our job and we do it wonderfully well. All our apartments and villas are designed by expert architects who have decades of experience in designing living spaces for the residents of Chennai city. We take real feedback from each successfully completed project and customer and incorporate the learnings into our next project - keeping what works and changing what doesn't - thereby perfecting it further. LCS Utopia is our 33rd project and a brief look at our project details, construction quality and customer testimonials will show you just how far we've come!


A huge amount of time and effort is spent in making sure that our floor plans are always spacious yet efficient, and every aspect of the project is visualized and well planned. For example, here's a narrative walkthrough of how we have designed a three-bedroom plan located in the second floor of Block D (apartment D-201):


The elevator stops at the second floor and you step out into a 5.5 feet corridor that has two huge open-to-sky spaces on the eastern and western sides, keeping it brightly lit and creating a tunnelling effect for fresh air to move in and circulate. Four apartments have their access from this corridor and each apartment has a small entrance foyer that bridges the entrance of the apartment with the corridor. In effect, the distance between two apartment entrances facing each other is more than 15 feet. This has been designed to create an atmosphere of privacy and exclusivity around each apartment while restricting the common area usage to reasonable limits. The entrance foyer has a granite seating area to one side with a concealed shoe rack beneath it and is flanked by varnished wooden pillars with a pergola in true ethnic architectural style.


As you enter the apartment, you step into a living cum dining room of around 265 sqft area which in turn opens into an expansive balcony. The living cum dining area is lit and ventilated by the large balcony with its french doors and also through a second window which opens into another open-to-sky, thereby creating sufficient cross ventilation. The north-south orientation of the apartment ensures that while there is adequate sunlight, the occupant is not directly exposed to the perennially harsh summer sun from the east or west.


The floor is laid with a carefully selected premium-range vitrified flooring of 3'x3' size slabs with a paper joint finish, making the rooms look rich and spacious. In the middle, separating the the living and dining is a handcrafted made-for-LCS wooden oonjal (or traditional swing) that also doubles up as an additional seating area. The putty finished walls painted with subtle shades of cream complete the plush ambience of the main living and dining area.


The kitchen, a major functional area has been given extra attention in our design by making it more than 110 sqft with a three-side countertop and an east facing hob/stove area. With a niche earmarked for a separate kitchen shelf and fridge, the area above and below the countertops can be fully utilized with woodwork of the customer's choice. The attached utility area is ideal for washing and drying kitchen utensils and clothes. In fact, interested customers can even incorporate a concealed copper piping from the service to the kitchen which will enable them to store the cylinders in the service area thereby freeing up more below-counter space in the kitchen for other storage.


We have tried to ensure that each apartment has a separate puja area which is accessed through a small passage. This ensures privacy to the puja area as well as provides a means to peacefully perform one's rituals and oblations. For the not-so-religious, this can be converted into a compact and well hidden storage closet with an additional loft facility.


The apartment has three big bedrooms with three attached baths. All bedrooms have been provided with two windows for lighting and ventilation and also with provisions for DTH, split AC and all other modern features and conveniences. Where possible, wardrobes have been pushed out in order to keep the room dimensions free and clear. We have also tried to ensure maximum privacy for bedrooms by making sure the doors do not open directly from the living or dining area. The expansive size of the bedrooms (one is 176 sqft, another is 136 sqft and another is 120 sqft) means that they open up the possibility for multiple uses (such as adding a cute sofa set in the master bedroom or a study table in the children's room) and adds to that sense of freedom and luxury.


The bathrooms look premium thanks to the aesthetic choice of tiles used for wall cladding and flooring. The wall-hung closets with a concealed cistern certainly adds to the finish, not to mention the polished black granite countertop with a Kohler washbasin. The wet area is demarcated by a small dip in the flooring and the concealed diverter adds to the minimalist look of the rooms. The granite ledge above the closet creates a valuable space to store daily use products such as shampoo, bath oils etc while the area below the countertop is ideal to conceal the clothes due for laundry and other cleaning accessories.


Finally, the large balcony which is accessed from the dining area also has a small niche for the dining wash basin. The rustic flooring and wall finishes enhance the aesthetics of the balcony and make it an ideal place to relax with family and friends after lunch or dinner. The balcony is also partially covered by the roof slab of the upper floor balcony, so that it can be enjoyed even during the rainy season - imagine watching the pouring rains while relaxing with a steaming cup of tea and hot bajjis south indian style!


What we have described above is just one apartment in this project. We do this exercise for each single apartment, and then go on to the common areas such as stilt floor car parking, lift lobbies, swimming pool deck, multi-purpose hall, gymnasium etc. Every area is examined intensely and the best is brought out through a rigorous process of drawing and redrawing of designs until perfection is achieved. This attention to detail and tireless effort in planning is one of the reasons why we have a reputation for offering well designed apartments with low common area and large usable spaces.


In this world of fast consumerism and consumption, we still take pride in sticking onto old world traditions of building things that last lifetimes. Real estate is not just about location and prices. Its also about the joy of creating something from nothing, and watching people's imaginations materialize well beyond their expectations.


About Pallikaranai:

We have a certain knack for being able to predict the development of localities. We were one of the first builders to launch a project at Madipakkam in 2005-06 (Rs.1900), at Velachery in 2006-07 (Rs. 2400), at Rajakilpakkam in 2007-08 (Rs. 2450), at Vengaivasal in 2009-10 (Rs. 2850) and now at Pallikaranai in 2013 (Rs. 5000). We always choose locations that are good residential localities and which have the potential to develop significantly.


Pallikaranai is today one of the fastest growing localities in Chennai, both in terms of pricing and infrastructure development. While the area has been a traditional residential locality for more than 4 decades (VGP Shanthi Nagar was created in 1974 and nearby IIT colony was developed by IIT professors in the same time), it is only recently after the rapid expansion of Velachery that Pallikaranai has become a much favoured destination.


Today, Pallikaranai boasts of being part of Chennai Corporation limits with all its benefits such as underground sewerage and drainage which is underway and broad well-maintained roads and parks. With easy access to OMR (Thoraipakkam) and GST Road (Pallavaram and Airport) and also the Velachery MRTS rail system, Pallikaranai is on the way to becoming the next Velachery but at almost half its price. Until recently, Pallikaranai was been largely dominated by smaller builders and only now have there been large well-designed project launches in this locality. This relatively smaller supply of projects has also contributed to the steady growth of real estate prices while keeping demand-supply economics in a healthy balance.



Distance indicators:

 Balaji Dental College, Pallikaranai – 1.5 kms
 Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Pallikaranai – 2.2 kms
 Velachery MRTS – 4.2 kms
 Toraipakkam junction (OMR) – 5.4 kms
 Thiruvanmayur – 9 kms
 Chennai Airport – 10 kms

Pre-schools near LCS Utopia:

 Sahasras Preschool, Montessori School, Aishwarya Gardens
 Apple kids, Jayachandra Nagar
 Kinderstand Pre School, Jayachandra Nagar
 Global Kids, Jayachandra Nagar
 Sharanalaya Public School, Pallikaranai
 Headstart, Sholinganallur
 Eurokids, Medavakkam
 Kidzee, Medavakkam

Schools:

 Sri Sankara Bala Vidyalaya Matriculation School, Pallikaranai
 Sri Kanchi Mahaswami Vidyalaya, Rajakilpakkam
 DAV Public School, Velachery
 HLC Internationl School (Headstart), Karanai, Shollinganallur
 Akshaya Matriculation school, Velachery
 David Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Velachery
 Boaz Public School, Medavakkam
 St. Anthonys Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Pallikaranai
 Bharathi Vidyalaya Senior Secondary School, Perumbakkam
 Sharanalaya Public School, Pallikaranai

Colleges:

 Balaji Dental College, Pallikaranai
 Jerusalem Engineering College, Pallikaranai
 Asan College of Arts & Science, Pallikaranai
 Gurunanak Arts & Science College, Velachery
 D.B. Jain College, Thoraipakkam
 Prince Shri Venkateswara Arts & Science College, Kovilambakkam
 New Prince Bhavani Arts & Science College, Medavakkam

Supermarkets:

 Fresh (Heritage Group), Pallikaranai
 More Super Market, Pallikaranai,
 Nilgiris, Medavakkam
 Reliance Fresh, Medavakkam

Hospitals:

 Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Pallikaranai – 2 kms
 Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai – 1.6 kms
 Lifeline Multi-Speciality Hospital, Perungudi - 7.4 kms
 Global Hospitals, Perumbakkam – 7.1 kms

Shopping and entertainment:

 Phoenix Market City, Velachery – Chennai's largest mall
 Luxe: 8 screen multiplex by Satyam Cinemas at Phoenix Mall
 AGS Cinemas, Navalur, OMR
  PVR Cinemas, Karapakkam, OMR
  Marg Junction Mall, Karapakkam, OMR
 Cinemax Grand Mall, Velachery