GCB at Bishopsgate sold for close to $28 mil

/ EdgeProp Singapore
November 3, 2018 7:00 AM SGT
A freehold Good Class Bungalow in Bishopsgate in District 10 was sold for $27.888 million ($1,849 psf), according to a caveat lodged on Oct 16. The two-storey GCB at 2G Bishopsgate occupies a 15,080 sq ft site, and is located in the Chatsworth Park GCB Area.
The GCB at Bishopsgate occupies an elevated site of 15,080 sq ft (Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/ The Edge Singapore)
According to an INLIS property title search, the house belonged to the late Liu Cheng Chan, or C C Liu, who founded Parakou Shipping in Hong Kong in the mid-1980s. The company has since gone into liquidation. The house was held jointly by Liu and his wife, Chik Sau Kam. Following his death in May last year, Chik became the administrator of his estate.
The GCB was first put on the market in mid-September for $30 million ($1,989 psf), according to a listing by Claire Phuah, a manager at Savills Singapore, who represented the seller. The transacted price of $27.888 million ($1,849 psf) was deemed to be “fair”, says Bruce Lye, managing partner of SRI, who represented the buyer. Based on a property title search, the buyer is a low-profile businessman named Fang Yiyang who is believed to have purchased it for his own use.
The house reportedly has seven en-suite bedrooms, an entertainment hall, a family room in the attic, 13m lap pool and home lift. The basement garage is big enough to fit six cars. It was designed in timeless British architecture, reminiscent of houses in Mayfair, London, says Lye. As the property is on an elevated site, it offers unobstructed views of the surroundings.
The seven-bedroom house has a lap pool, an entertainment hall, a family room in the attic and a basement garage big enough for six cars (Credit: SRI)
“The buyer was very specific about the attributes he wanted for a GCB, and he was interested in the Chatsworth area from the start,” Lye adds. “It’s very rare to see a GCB at Bishopsgate being put on the market. The Bishopsgate and Chatsworth area as well as Nassim and Cluny are the most sought-after GCB enclaves among new Singapore citizens.”