35 Gilstead: Exclusive boutique homes in an upmarket neighbourhood

Jonathan Phua, CEO and executive director of Tee Land: The freehold 35 Gilstead is close to the Novena medical precinct and the Newton area (Pictures: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
Between Newton Road and Dunearn Road in prime District 11 lies the quiet upmarket area around Gilstead Road, as well as the landed housing estates in the vicinity of Chancery Lane. The area has been largely bereft of new residential projects since 2016, when 26 Newton on Newton Road was completed.
This is set to change with the 70-unit boutique development 35 Gilstead. The freehold project is a redevelopment of the former 11- unit Casa Contendere which was sold to Tee Land for $72 million in November 2017. The redevelopment is a joint venture between Tee Land and privately-held developer TG Development at 60:30, while the rest is held by individual investors.
Comprising three five-storey blocks, 35 Gilstead has a mix of unit types including one-bedroom units of 474 to 710 sq ft, two-bedroom units of 549 to 743 sq ft, and three-bedroom units of 840 to 1,249 sq ft. There are also duplex penthouse units comprising a mix of three-bedroom units of 1,539 to 1,647 sq ft. Prices start from $1.29 million ($2,721 psf) for a one-bedroom unit, to $3.6 million ($2,339 psf) for a penthouse unit.

Exclusive, yet convenient

With 35 Gilstead, the developer hopes to woo families with young children, as well as homeowners who want the exclusivity and privacy that comes with living in a smaller residential development, says Jonathan Phua, CEO and executive director of Tee Land.
To cater to this group of buyers, about 40% of the units at 35 Gilstead are three-bedroom units of up to 1,249 sq ft. All units also feature a private lift to enhance residents’ privacy, says Phua.
Selected three-bedroom units feature a 5.7m ceiling height and can accommodate a loft
The development is close to the Newton MRT Interchange Station on the North-South and Circle Lines, and is served by bus services that ply Dunman Road and Bukit Timah Road. “In...