Large shopping malls, dazzling skyscrapers and historic shophouses make the Downtown Core an ideal place to settle. If you’re looking for a condominium that offers hyper convenience yet aligns with your cosmopolitan lifestyle, here are our top picks of 6 PropertyGuru Singapore Property Award-winning projects in the swanky CBD.
The M @ Middle Road: A slice of Singapore heritage
Distinctive and full of charm, Bugis is the city-state’s heritage district, home to fascinating museums, art centers and street shops. It’s a livable neighbourhood, too, and soon to rise in this richly historic area is The M @ Middle Road (winner, Best Private Condo Interior Design) by Wing Tai Asia.
The M @ Middle Road is a stunning mixed-use residential development conveniently well-connected to three MRT stations and is a few minutes away from the lively Orchard shopping belt. Locals and tourists flock to Bugis for its vibrant urban character, and this exciting new development will put future homeowners right in the centre of Singapore’s prime arts and culture precinct. Sealing the deal for condo-shoppers are the residential apartments’ plentiful amenities and retail and dining options.
The Iveria: Stunning views of the cityscape
Located near Clarke Quay, The Iveria (winner, Best Boutique Condo Development) by Macly Iveria Pte Ltd (winner, Best Breakthrough Developer) will beautifully stand in District 9’s Kim Yam Road.
Inspired by New York’s Flatiron building, the condo development will benefit homeowners because it’s centrally located and has spectacular amenities that include a sky deck and an infinity pool. The interiors of its roomy and airy three-bedroom residences open to unobstructed views of the glittering Marina Bay area and all of Downtown.
What makes it a true standout, however, is its unique architecture: a contrasting façade with one side made of full glass curtain wall, while the other one shows a textured concrete exterior that looks intriguing, refined and bold.
NYON: Where modern meets heritage
NYON (winner, Best Boutique Condo Development) by Aurum Land (Private) Limited (winner, Best Boutique Developer) ticks off all the boxes a family could need in a modern home: a fantastic central location and an array of safe communal spaces, including a club house, poolside barbecue pavilions, indoor and outdoor fitness facilities with a yoga area, and children’s play areas.
The tower refuses to compete with its surrounding neighboring skyscrapers with its deliberately pared-back look. The units owe their appeal to their heritage-rich, yet modern design elements — living and dining areas are furnished with marble flooring that give the interiors their sheen. Meanwhile, loft-like three-bedroom apartments are designed to be airy and well-lit. Living in these apartment units will be attractive to families that prefer plenty of room to entertain guests or for a laid-back staycation.
Avenue South Residence: Gateway to greenery
While concrete and glass may dominate the landscape in and around Downtown Core, lush greenery also abound. Avenue South Residence (winner, Best Mega-Scale Condo Development) by UOL Group Limited, UIC Limited, and Kheng Leong Company in Bukit Merah is a condo development that will cater to the lifestyles of nature-minded city dwellers.
The 56-storey twin-tower residence is massive, but its green-oriented structure and design softens its imposing scale. Sky terraces, sun shading screens and pocket gardens give it a distinct character. Families with kids can while away time in its many garden-based recreation including an eco-pond and harvest gardens. And with the Greater Southern Waterfront within viewing distance from the condo’s function rooms, there are more ways to appreciate nature.
Wallich Residence: Eco-friendly luxury
As homeowners become more conscious of sustainable properties, developers start to pay attention to their projects’ design and construction ethos. Wallich Residence (winner, Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development) was mostly built with recycled steel and concrete, which meant vastly reduced carbon emissions.
Developer GuocoLand, (winner, Best Developer, Best Mixed Use Developer) struck a perfect balance between luxury and sustainability, putting the Wallich Residences in the topmost level of its award-winning mixed-use development Guoco Midtown. The Central District property was also designed with an urban park, a space that offers a respite for busy bodies. Its four levels of amenities include sky gardens, an infinity pool, a private library and observation platforms.
Midtown Bay: Truly a place to call home
It is satisfying to live in communities that allow its residents to walk safely as they head towards their desired destinations. This is what developer GuocoLand (winner, Special Recognition for Building Communities) has in mind as it creates Midtown Bay (highly commended, Best Luxury Condo Development/Architectural Design/Landscape Architectural Design) in Beach Road.
The luxury development promises to enrich the experiences of its residents in the business district. It will be surrounded by spaces for relaxation, social interactions and buzzing activity. Families and young professionals will thrive in this area and enjoy its elegantly decorated homes, landscape gardens with nature elements and direct access to the Bugis MRT interchange station which makes it easy to commute from one end of the city to the other.
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