These Studio Units Are the Most Spacious in the Metro

If you're considering solo living, here are properties worth looking into.

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(SPOT.ph) If you’re thinking of moving out and getting your own place, chances are, a studio unit in a good location is on top of your list of living options. The most affordable unit type in any condo development is a studio. It has a reputation of being teeny-tiny, often likened to a shoebox with limited space—but this has changed over the years.

While there are still studio units that measure 13 square meters, some developers are leveling it up by offering bigger unit cuts—perfect if you have a ton of belongings, like living with a pet, or would just want some extra floor space. Depending on how you want to personalize it, a studio can also be transformed into a one-bedroom home with the right partitions. It helps to have a spacious unit to work with, of course. To help you make the right choice, we’ve compared the sizes of the studio units available at some of the ready-for-occupancy and preselling properties in the Metro today. We’ve noted the prices, too, so you can make a fair comparison.

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Been wanting to live solo? Check out these condos in Metro Manila with studio-type units:

Light 2 Residences by SMDC

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Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City
Studio unit: 20.69 square meters (with balcony)
Price point: P5.3 million

A condo at Light 2 Residences also puts you in the center of the city, with its convenient location near EDSA. Shopping for essentials wouldn’t be such a chore, either, as the nearest mall is only an elevator ride away. Contrary to popular belief, there are still so many things you can do in a studio unit that measures 20 square meters. Aside from sticking to a spic-and-span aesthetic, you can also invest in customized furniture pieces. 

SYNC by Robinsons Land

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Bagong Ilog, Pasig City
Studio unit: 22 to 29 square meters
Price point: P3.9 million to P4.7 million

As its name suggests, a home at SYNC means getting an address that’s in sync with key establishments like hospitals, schools, and malls. If you’re the type who loves living close to other cities, a unit puts you in close proximity to Bonifacio Global City, Ortigas, and Kapitolyo. With this unit size, you can still define areas using low partitions such as mini shelves or seating pieces like a sofa. It’s a must to keep the busy areas like the cooking and dining nooks separate from your sleeping space. 

Park Cascades by Alveo Land

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East Union Drive, Arca South, Taguig
Studio unit: 28 square meters
Price point: P7.2 million

Taguig is fast becoming one of the coveted addresses in the Metro—making this studio a good buy. Having a place at Arca South brings you closer to the best of what Bonifacio Global City has to offer, too. You can make the most of the 28-square meter unit by keeping it well-lit and well-ventilated—plantitos and plantitas can help make the space more airy and bright. 

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The Arton by Rockwell

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Aurora Boulevard, Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Studio unit: 27 to 29 square meters
Price points: P7 million to P7.2 million

A studio unit at The Arton comes with the prestige of living on a hill and the perks of having access to vast open spaces. It's a bit pricier for its size, but having The Arton as your address brings the best of Katipunan and other points of interest within Quezon City closer to home, too. Homebodies will also find a lot to enjoy aside from the open spaces as key amenities include a fitness gym, swimming pools, and a multipurpose court.

One Oasis Ortigas by Filinvest Land

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Barangay Sta Lucia, Pasig City
Studio unit: 20.15 to 30.17 square meters
Price point: To be discussed with sales agent

Curious about the size range? Some developers offer studio units at varying sizes depending on its location—some are corner units or have balconies, hence the extra square meters for this property. Go for the bigger cut, if possible, so you have a bit of a leeway in terms of designing your unit. As a One Oasis resident, you can explore indoor and outdoor amenities, including open spaces take up 60 percent of community. There’s a jogging path, a tree park, a playpark, and cascading water features that add to its serene vibe.

Allegra Garden Place by DMCI

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Pasig Boulevard, Barangay Bagong Ilog, Pasig City
Studio unit: 34 square meters
Price points: P5.3 million to P6.4 million

Measuring 34 square meters, this studio is as big as some of the one-bedroom units available in the Metro today. This modern, Morrocan-inspired development is conveniently located along C5—it's a few minutes away from the Pasig and BGC business districts, too. With this much space at your disposal, your unit can have a partition built so you can enjoy some privacy in the bedroom. If you’re leaning toward keeping an open layout—setting up an exercise nook or a proper workspace also works.

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The Fifth by Megaworld

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Renaissance Center, Meralco Avenue, Barangay Ugong, Pasig City
Studio unit: 36 square meters (with balcony)
Price point: P6.1 million

The Fifth studio unit is one of the biggest studios we’ve seen, giving you a lot of room to channel your creativity into your home. This resort-inspired two-tower development is situated in a convenient location, making it ideal for millennials who want to be near malls and business districts. It also has a balcony, which means you have room to bring in some shelves, extra seating pieces, and even carve out a mini garden if you wish.

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SMDC Light 2 Residences

Location: Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City
Website: www.smdc.com
Available units: Studio with Balcony, One-Bedroom with Balcony, Combined Unit
Price points: P5.4 million to P11.2 million
Notable features: Yoga area, sun deck, shallow lounge pool, kids lawn, party lounge

SYNC by Robinsons Land

Location: Bagong Ilog, Pasig City
Website: rlcresidences.com/property/sync
Available units: Studio, One-Bedroom
Price points: P3.1 million to P6.1 million
Notable features: Garden deck, infinity pool, fitness hub, game room

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Park Cascades

Location: East Union Drive, Arca South, Taguig
Website: www.alveoland.com.ph/condominium/taguig/park-cascades
Available units: Studio, One-Bedroom, Two-Bedroom, Three-Bedroom
Price points: P7.2 million to P30.9 million
Notable features: Open play lawn, open pavilion, poolside lawn

The Arton by Rockwell

Location: Aurora Boulevard, Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Website: www.theartonbyrockwell.com
Available units: Studio, One-Bedroom, Two-Bedroom, Three-Bedroom
Price points: P5.7 million to P16.8 million
Notable features: Fitness gym, swimming pools, co-working spaces

One Oasis Ortigas

Location: Barangay Sta Lucia, Pasig City
Website: aspirebyfilinvest.com/project/one-oasis-ortigas
Available units: Studio, One-Bedroom, Two-Bedroom
Price points: To be discussed with agent
Notable features: Multipurpose clubhouse, jogging path, play park, cascading water features

Allegra Garden Place

Location: Pasig Boulevard, Barangay Bagong Ilog, Pasig City
Website: www.dmcihomes.com/allegra-garden-place
Available units: Studio, One-Bedroom, Two-Bedroom, Three-Bedroom
Price points: P4.3 million to P12.9 million
Notable features: Covered multipurpose court, jogging path, Sky Lounge

The Fifth

Location: Barangay Ugong, Pasig City
Website: www.megaworldcorp.com/residences/fifth
Available units: Studio with Balcony, One-Bedroom with Balcony, Two-Bedroom with Balcony
Price points: P6.1 million to P17.6 million
Notable features: Spa/sauna, infinity pool, coffee shop, co-lab space

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