Penthouse with MacRitchie Reservoir Park view on the market for $20.5 mil

June 17, 2022

A 7,050 sq ft, triplex penthouse at Wing On Life Garden is on the market for $20.5 million ($2,908 psf). The owners purchased the property in late 2018, and spent $2.5 million in renovating the entire five-bedroom penthouse that spans the 28th to 30th floors at the apex of the tower.

When they were looking to buy a property four years ago, the owners wanted a penthouse in the prestigious Bukit Timah area. They were familiar with the neighbourhood, having moved to Singapore from London about a decade ago. They like the convenience of the location, given the amenities in the area and the proximity to top schools in the Bukit Timah area.

Initially enticed by the shiny new glass condominium towers, they soon found that "the glassy apartments retained a lot of heat and the units were smaller compared to older buildings”. Hence, in searching for a home to buy, “we were very conscious about choosing something that didn’t have too much glass”, says the owner, who requested anonymity. They decided to focus on older apartments and condominiums that had larger units.

What drew them to Wing On Life Garden was the exclusivity of the development, with just 81 apartments in the entire 30-storey tower. The typical apartments are four-bedroom units of 3,240 to 3,298 sq ft. There are just three penthouses in the development, and these are five-bedroom triplexes with sizes from 7,050 to 7,610 sq ft.

Located along Bukit Timah Road in prime District 10, Wing On Life Garden sits on a 125,002 sq ft, 999-year leasehold site. Developed by Wing On Investment Co, the apartment block was completed in 1982. As the tower’s footprint is in the shape of a three-bladed fan, with just three apartments per floor, every unit is assured of privacy and unblocked views. The apartment block comes with full condominium facilities, including a sizeable swimming pool, fully-equipped gym, tennis court and landscaped gardens.

Apart from the location and exclusivity, it was the views that clinched the sale. The penthouse has a view of MacRitchie Reservoir Park from the living room. The roof terrace on the 29th level has a view towards Orchard Road from the front, and of the city area towards Marina Bay Sands from the side.

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