CONDO BUZZ: Why Park Place Residences Condo at Paya Lebar is Hot Property (plus layout ideas!)
If you’ve been following the news, you might have heard the recent buzz surrounding condominium Park Place Residences. The first phase, that took place at the end of last year, saw about half of the 429 units being sold on the first day alone.
WHY THE HYPE?
The excitement surrounding this Paya Lebar condo isn’t based on a bunch of hot air. The property is located within the up-and-coming Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) integrated development, touted as the next CBD district and the gateway to the Paya Lebar district.
Artist Impression of Park Place Residences
Developer Lendlease plans to turn the area into a “vibrant, pedestrian-friendly city precinct” with a retail mall, office towers and residential blocks set amidst green and outdoor spaces as well as cycling and walking paths that link to five park connectors in Singapore.
Linked to the condominium via an elevated walkway, the PLQ mall’s main features are its numerous al fresco dining options. Recently, it has also confirmed Shaw Theatres, Fairprice Finest and Kopitiam as its anchor tenants.
Location, location, location
While the PLQ vicinity is attractive, the condo’s surrounding vicinity is an equally pulsating hub of retail spaces and offices, with mixed-use developments such as Singpost Centre and Paya Lebar Square housing various retail options, as well as One KM mall located just minutes away.
Location of Park Place Residences on Google Map
For drivers, reaching the PIE takes only 5 minutes. Transportation-wise, the Paya Lebar MRT station – which is linked to both the East-West line and Circle line – takes approximately 5 minutes to walk from Park Place Residences.
In terms of schools, there are several of them located within the neighbouring Geylang and Katong districts. These include Tanjong Katong Secondary School, Haig Girls’ School as well as Geylang Methodist School (Primary and Secondary), all of which will take 20 minutes to reach.
For recreation, a quick drive down to East Coast Park and the Sports Hub at Kallang will take about 10 minutes from Park Place Residences.
Within the condominium, residents will get to enjoy a variety of amenities amidst pockets of green spaces, including a yoga deck and fountain, a clubhouse complete with kitchenette, gym and entertainment suite, an aqua therapy pool with daybeds, a 20-metre leisure pool, a 50-m lap pool, a kids’ wading pool, and various outdoor dining spaces.
Each of the unit features an elegant scheme, with flooring for the communal areas done up in a luxurious natural marble finishing and the bedrooms covered in timber flooring. The kitchen is fitted out with Italian brand Snaidero and Smeg products.
Units up for sale
The 429 units are located within three residential blocks. With the positive response from the first launch, only 50 percent of the units are up for sale in the second phase on 7 April (Saturday).
According to The Straits Times, there is a remaining 43 one-bedroom units up for sale, with prices starting from $900,000. Another 110 two-bedroom units will have prices from $1.15 million. The remaining 66 three-bedroom units will start from $1.8 million.
One-bedroom units are sized between 480 sqft and 580 sqft, two-bedroom units are between 650 sqft and 900 sqft, while three-bedroom units are between 1,080 sqft and 1,350 sqft. Units are located from the fifth storey onwards, with the four-storey car park located right below the residential homes.
Most homes come with a balcony, while certain units come with a PES (private enclosed space). Some of the 2-bedroom units are dual key, meaning there are two entrances to the home. Premium two-bedroom units come with an additional en suite in the master bedroom, compared to the regular two-bedroom apartments that only have one shared common bathroom. Premium three-bedroom units come with an extra bedroom (and attached bathroom) located behind the kitchen that is used as the helper’s bedroom.
To give you an idea of how your future home at Park Place Residences can look like, we compiled a selection of layouts and designs that can work with the condo’s actual floor plans:
TYPE A1/A1*/A1Pa (one-bedroom)
484sqft – 581sqft
When floor space is a precious commodity, make furnishings work twice as hard. Build an extendable drawer in the kitchen that doubles as a dining table and an extra countertop space when you need it.
Design: ArtMuse Interior
The workstation in your study can be flush against the window in order to save space. Build high to maximise storage, but keep it see-through so that light can still filter into your room.
Design: Richfield Integrated
TYPE A2/A2Pa/A2Pb (one-bedroom)
484 sqft – 581sqft
If the master bedroom is too small to incorporate a wardrobe, place it outside of your sleeping quarters. Make use of that short walkway leading to the bathroom by creating a petite walk-in closet, with full-height drawers and cupboards at both sides.
Design: The Orange Cube
In the living room, incorporate a casual dining area beside your living room. A custom-built, single console and dining piece will create a cohesive look in your apartment. Specially designed racks can be included to display your wine collection.
Design: UNO Interior
TYPE B1/B1*/B1P/B1P* (two-bedroom)
A glass cut-out can create the sense of a much bigger space and will allow light to pass through the home. Incorporating curtains or blinds will lend the areas some privacy when needed.
Extensive clothes collection, but a shortage of closet space? An open wardrobe is a great solution as it takes up less space without the bulk of doors. Plus, it lets you see what you have at a glance so you can visualise clothing combinations quickly and easily.
Design: Icon Interior Design
TYPE B2/B2P/B2*/B2P* (two-bedroom)
A high bar counter separating your living room from your open kitchen is a great way to hide the mess and the flurry of activity in your cooking space, without having to close off the kitchen.
In the balcony, using similar surface materials as the living room will provide a sense of continuity. Using this area as a dining zone will save you square footage in the communal zone. Make sure you include outdoor blinds that are resistant to the elements.
Design: UNO Interior
TYPE C1/C1*/C1P (two-bedroom premium)
743 sqft – 904 sqft
If you can afford to sacrifice a bedroom, consider including the quintessence of luxury living – a walk-in wardrobe that adjoins your bedroom. A high headboard serves as a privacy screen, keeping the sleeping quarters and the changing area distinct.
Design: Meter Cube Interiors
TYPE C2/C2Pa/C2Pb (two-bedroom premium)
667 sqft – 786 sqft
We think a home is for indulging. Place a cushy bay window seating for the perfect lounging area in your bedroom—even better when you have a view worth gazing at.
Design: 0932 Design Consultants
In your communal space, make full use of your apartment’s long and narrow layout by going for a galley kitchen. But rather than building cabinets on both sides, create a bar counter on one that works as a dining table, a home wine bar, or even as an extra prep counter when necessary.
Design: Third Avenue Studio
TYPE C3/C3Pc/C3*/C3Pa*/C2Pb/C4/C4Pc/C4Pb (two-bedroom premium)
667 sqft – 797 sqft
You don’t need a designated room for a walk-in wardrobe. Create a private changing nook within your bedroom by arranging your wardrobe in an L-shaped manner to block the view of the space from your sleeping quarters. A platform creates a cosy and intimate space, while giving you extra storage room.
Design: Team Interior Design
If you feel your en suite is too small, you can always divide the wet and dry areas by placing the latter outside your bathroom. It’s a functional way to keep your dry area well, dry, while maximising the space in your en suite.
Design: The Scientist
TYPE D1/D1P/D2/D2P (two-bedroom dual key)
667 sqft – 678 sqft
For a quirky element and a focal point in your bedroom, create a bed frame that looks like a house and have your wardrobe take on a similar shape. A glass divider between the en suite and the bedroom is a great way to let the natural light pass through the entire space.
Design: The Monocot Studio
Separating your en suite with a glass divider instead of an opaque door is a luxurious scheme. Visually, it’s unobtrusive. Functionally, it’s a great way to light up a dark bathroom. Knee-height drawers surrounding the bedroom helps to create more storage areas, but ensures that your sleeping quarters doesn’t feel too boxed up.
Design: Third Avenue Studio
TYPE E1a/E1Pa/E1b/E1Pb/E1c/E1Pc (three-bedroom)
1,076 sqft – 1367 sqft
A TV wall that flips from the living room to the bedroom? Ingenious, we say! Plus, you don’t have to buy two sets of TV when you really only need one.
Design: ArtMuse Interior
TYPE F1/F1P (three-bedroom premium)
A combined wardrobe and bedroom space is the ultimate indulgence, but create privacy between the areas with a TV wall. Mirrored wardrobe doors are not only functional but will also help to make your master bedroom appear larger.
A kitchen pass-through is a great way to serve up meals quickly and easily. Installing bi-fold glass panels on it creates a more versatile space. They can be closed to keep off cooking fumes, but opened during serving times or when you want to use the bar table.
Design: The Design Abode
Park Place Residences is gearing up for their second launch on 7 April (Saturday) with the remaining 219 units up for sale. The show suite is located next to Paya Lebar MRT. For more information, visit www.parkplace-residences.com.sg
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