Biz Times: Hamilton Scotts offers a garage in the sky

Hamilton Scotts offers a garage in the sky

 

IF you are the sort who cannot bear to take your eyes off your beloved car when you are ensconced in your home, then make an appointment to view the apartment units at Hamilton Scotts.

 

Located at 37 Scotts Road, the 30-storey luxury development by developer Hayden Properties is the first in Asia to feature car parking within the apartment units, with the car parking area separated from the living space by double glazing.

 

Drivers stop their vehicles at a designated point in the basement, exit and undergo a biometric scan, whereupon elevators take the car up to the correct unit in an automated, driverless process.

 

The project is now open for preview by appointment only. It is understood the units will be priced at about $3,800 per square foot (psf).

 

The condominium consists of 56 units, including 52 three-bedroom units of 2,700 sq ft and two 3,200 sq ft junior penthouse units. Each of these has parking space for two cars.

 

The remaining two units are 7,100 sq ft triplex penthouses with interior customised to buyer specifications, serviced by an internal lift and come with a rooftop garden and swimming pool. They can accommodate four cars each.

 

Hamilton Scotts is slated for completion by 2011.

 

If living with your car is not your cup of tea, perhaps you might want to visit another luxury residential project: Signature at Lewis. It will be officially launched this Saturday by developer Hiap Hoe Group with a starting selling price of $1,670 psf.

 

Located at 1 Lewis Road, the 12-storey development comprises 10 studio units (635 sq ft each), 10 two-bedroom units (980 sq ft) and 10 four-bedroom units (1,841 sq ft), as well as two penthouses, with private pool and roof deck, occupying over 3,000 sq ft each.

 

So far, three units have been booked for an undisclosed price.

 

Source: Business Times

Homebuyers, get ready for more property launches

Homebuyers, get ready for more property launches 

Developers will release projects to capitalise on recent healthy home sales

 

A STRING of new private residential projects is hitting the market as developers move quickly to capitalise on encouraging recent home sales.

In the Kovan area alone, two new projects – Kovan Residences and D’Pavilion – are holding previews this weekend.

 

The 99-year leasehold Kovan Residences, which has 521 apartments ranging in size from 883 sq ft to about 1,700 sq ft, is next to Kovan MRT station. Prices range from just below $800 per sq ft (psf) to more than $900 psf.

 

More than 50 units have already been sold, said Mr Tony Bin, the chief executive of Centurion Properties, known until recently as Duchess Development.

 

Centurion is largely owned by well-known UOB-Kay Hian stockbroker pair Han Seng Juan and David Loh. The rest is held by private investors and Lian Beng Group.

 

Not far from Kovan Residences is another new project, D’Pavilion, priced at an average of $895 psf for the preview. This freehold 50-unit project in Upper Serangoon Road is within walking distance of Kovan MRT station. It has two- to four-bedroom apartments and six penthouses.

 

Over in Pasir Ris, the preview for 724-unit Livia has already started. It is priced at $650 psf on average, or from $597,000 to $636,000 for the two-bedroom units and $793,000 to $835,000 for the three-bedroom units. Some have been sold, sources said.

 

These launches come in the wake of healthy sales at the 348-unit Dakota Residences in Dakota Road. The developers, Ho Bee and ChoiceHomes, have sold about 150 units of the 99-year leasehold property for between $940,000 and about $3.38 million since they went on sale a fortnight ago.

 

The Sim Lian Group has also sold more than 200 units of the 308 launched units of Clover by the Park since its preview late last month. Transacted prices ranged from $582 psf to $877 psf. It has just launched for sale the remaining units at the 616-unit 99-year leasehold project in Bishan.

 

United Engineers is also ready to launch its condo-like Housing Board project in Ang Mo Kio Street 52, but it has yet to commit to a date.

 

Called Park Central, the project will have more than 550 units and comes under the HDB’s Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS).

 

A market watcher said the firm will have to launch it below the prices of the previous DBSS project in Boon Keng.

 

‘They will have to learn from the Boon Keng project, which still has leftover units. When it was launched, many people came but not all later bought,’ he said.

 

The 714-unit City View@Boon Keng, which was launched in January, had 474 five-room flats priced from $536,000 to $727,000, a range that some considered too high.

 

Launches will not be confined to mass- and mid-tier properties for long.

 

Next Tuesday, Hayden Properties will launch The Hamilton Scotts, its luxurious Scotts Road project with 54 apartments and two penthouses, which all come with private car porches.

 

Still, this new project and a few others such as the freehold 100-unit Newton Road project L’VIV, were already expected.

On the market

 

Kovan Residences

Units: 521 apartments

Prices: From below $800 psf to more than $900 psf

 

 

Livia

Units: 724

Prices: $650 psf on average

 

 

Clover by the Park

Units: 616 units, of which 308 were launched earlier

Prices: Transacted prices for launched units ranged from $582 psf to $877 psf

 

 

 

Source: Straits Times

New Project Launch by Developer: Hamilton

New Project Launch by Developer: Hamilton

 

Developer: Hayden Properties

 

Address: 37 Scotts Road

 

District: 09

 

Tenure: Freehold

 

Type of Development: High-rise condominium of 30-storey where every apartment comes with its own private garage in the sky, 2 parking lots.

 

Total Unit: 56 units

 

Unit Mix: 3 Bedroom (2,756sqft) and Penthouse (~6,500sqft)

 

Special Features: Own private parking bay that can park 2 cars. Lush view of Goodwood Park.

No of car park lots: 2 lots in each typical apartment, 4 lots in each PH, 68 lots in Basement (Total 184 lots).

Remarks: One in Singapore and Asia to have a car lift that brings the owners’ cars right to their door step. A tallest development in the world that encompasses ‘car porches’ in the world (the other 2 are in Dubai and Manhattan, both are less than 30 storeys high).

 

 

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