Published March 6, 2008

Mixed landed housing site for sale

CHESTNUT VILLE (I and II), a mixed landed site at Dairy Farm Crescent, has been put up for collective sale and the indicative price for the combined plot is $90 million.

This represents a land price of $741 psf over the land area, inclusive of an estimated $1 million development charge.

The development currently comprises 11 townhouses and 34 walk-up maisonette units with a combined land area of about 122,677 sq ft.

Credo Real Estate, which is marketing the site, says that the site is zoned for three-storey mixed landed housing.

This means the site may yield a combination of conventional terrace houses, semi-detached and detached houses; or cluster landed housing with strata terrace houses, strata semi-detached houses and strata bungalows with communal facilities. Credo executive director Tan Hong Boon added that it commissioned a study by an architect and one of the possible schemes allows the site to be developed into 10 strata detached, 22 strata semi-detached and 27 strata terrace houses, together with another four conventional semi-detached houses and two bungalows.

Based on the indicative price of $90 million, the potential developer's breakeven price for an intermediate strata terrace house and a conventional bungalow should be about $2.1 million and $3.8 million respectively, added Mr Tan.

Credo also pointed out that according to the Land Transport Authority, the planned Bukit Timah MRT Line is slated to include a Chestnut Station and a Hillview Station, both of which could be expected to be close to the site.

Mr Tan also expects good response for the mixed landed housing site as 'they are not easily available in the market'.