Seventy St Patricks has been fully sold for some time, and was a good buy at around $1,7xx PSF average for an East Coast freehold condominium in 2014. But if you missed that particular boat, and are looking for something similar in 2018 now, you might want to consider Jui Residences along Serangoon Road in District 13.
Jui Residences, like Seventy St Patricks, is on freehold land. While it is not an East Coast project, its location is not too bad either. That’s because it is situated in the Boon Keng city fringe area, along the Kallang River, with only the Park Connector between it and the river. So it can be said to be a waterfront property, with facilities like the infinity pool, and units facing that way having an unblocked view down Kallang River.
Another noteworthy feature that lends a special cachet to the Jui Residences, is that it has its own conservation building. The land that this project sits on used to be the National Aerated Water (NAW) production factory. Its Art Deco style building has been a landmark along Serangoon Road for decades, since the early days of Singapore’s independence. It holds a special place in the hearts and memories of the older folks, leading the authorities to gazette it for conservation.
This building has now become part of the Jui Residence condo, and will house a retail / commercial section fronting the main road. It also helps to buffer the main residential building behind from the traffic noise of the main road.
At the same time, the Art Deco style of the NAW building has become the inspiration behind the design of the new Jui Residences building. Art Deco style elements that can be found in the new homes here include the terrazo look-alike flooring of the living / dining areas, the herringbone pattern of the bedroom floors, the classic mosaic tiles of the bathrooms, and the arched balcony facades.
Jui Residences is a mid-sized project, with units ranging from 1 to 3 bedroom apartments. The developer has decided to price at around $1,7xx PSF for the VIP Preview launch, almost the same as the 2014 launch price for Seventy St Patricks. This could possibly make Jui Residences the lowest priced brand new freehold launch in 2018. With only 117 homes available here, it should sell out quite quickly.
If you are interested, just sign up for a Jui Residences showflat viewing appointment, or for the floor plans to be sent to you.