AWARDS: Watercove — boutique cluster houses by the sea

They may be developed on relatively small plots of land and often comprise fewer than 100 residential units, but boutique landed developments in Singapore provide spacious homes and the cosiness of a close-knit residential estate. Recognised as a benchmark boutique development, Watercove by Singapore-listed Bukit Sembawang Estates walked away with the Top Boutique Development award at the EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards 2018 on Oct 3. The freehold development, located in Kampong Wak Hassan in Sembawang, comprises 80 strata terraced houses.
The Top Boutique Development award went to Watercove by Bukit Sembawang Estates (Pictures: Bukit Sembawang Estates)
The District 27 cluster housing project was lauded by the judges for its design concept and environmentally sustainable features, as well as its wellness and lifestyle amenities. The houses were inspired by colonial-era bungalows in the Sembawang area, and feature similarly spacious interiors and wide windows. Other selling points like the efficient layout, sea and water views, wide range of facilities and Green Mark features were also identified in the initial planning stage of the project, says Ng Chee Seng, CEO of Bukit Sembawang Estates.
The development sits on a 125,216 sq ft site fronting the beach and the Straits of Johor. Units will feature high ceilings of up to 3.65m, in addition to the wide windows, so residents can enjoy the tranquil environment. Buyers of strata landed houses choose such homes because they combine the lifestyle of a landed housing estate with the facilities and landscape available in modern condominiums. The development’s facilities are designed to provide the comfort and relaxed ambience of a resort. They will include a 25m swimming pool, lounge pool with spa seats, Jacuzzi, steam room, an aromatic garden, a barbecue corner with teppanyaki grill, as well as indoor and outdoor gyms.
The 25m pool at Watercove is among the more than 20 facilities residents can enjoy
Being next to the sea, Watercove offers waterfront living. While not all units will have a direct sea view, the design and layout...