The Hyde: Exuding luxury and elegance

/ EdgeProp Singapore |
The Hyde is a 117-unit development along Balmoral Road. The project was completed in 2022 by Aurum Land. (Picture: Aurum Land)
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Nestled along Balmoral Road in prime District 10, The Hyde lives up to its name as an idyllic hideaway home from Singapore’s urban hustle and bustle. This year, The Hyde was awarded two accolades at the EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards 2023 (EPEA 2023) — Landscape Excellence and Innovation Excellence.
The Hyde is a 117-unit development at 11 Balmoral Road. The project was by local property developer Aurum Land, which completed the project in 2022. The architecture design of the condo was helmed by local architectural firm FDAT.
The EPEA 2023 judges saw firsthand how several of the innovative designs and smart features were incorporated into the project work in tandem to improve the liveability and lifestyle of residents. The judges were also impressed with how the landscape design created a highly liveable urban environment with a careful curation of flowering plants.

A home of smart comforts

At a time when smart-home technologies have become a fixture among new private residential developments, The Hyde demonstrated to the judges how it leverages useful construction and home technologies to elevate the lifestyle and living experience for residents.
For instance, The Hyde is the first new boutique development in Singapore to introduce sashless windows. This is a type of openable window frame where individual panes of glass are installed along tracks built into the outer frame of the window. This creates a more seamless and expansive view, as well as encourages better air circulation compared to the traditional aluminium or timber window frames. This is a useful feature at The Hyde, where units enjoy unblocked views of the neighbouring Goodwood Hill neighbourhood.
The architectural profile of the 12-storey residential block is complemented by the landscaping and greenery. (Picture: Aurum Land)
In line with the prevalence of courier and on-demand delivery services, The Hyde features a smart locker system and concierge service, provided in collaboration with local logistics service company Parcel Santa. This enables residents to receive parcels at their convenience while maintaining the condo’s privacy and security.
Aurum Land was also mindful of future-proofing the development, particularly as electric car usage continues to trend upwards. With several electric-vehicle charging points installed at the car park, residents can easily charge their electric cars at home.
Many of the smart-home features and estate management services are hosted on a dedicated mobile application. This enhances the overall living experience, keeps regular maintenance low, and boosts the overall energy efficiency of each household. Other functions such as QR code-based registration for guests and an advanced home monitoring system keep residents and the development safe and secure.

Landscape aesthetics

The Hyde also scored exceptionally high in terms of landscape excellence, and the judges praised the development for its approach towards landscape aesthetics, liveability and wellness, as well as biodiversity.
The landscape specialist on the judging panel this year, Yvonne Tan, director at DP Green, admires the innovative approach towards landscape design throughout the development. “There was a strong focus on the visual elements of the landscaping which complemented all of the shared spaces and areas with facilities,” she says. She adds that the landscaping around the play area and fitness zone was cleverly integrated and the most memorable to her.
A 50m constellation pool, illuminated with lights that outline several star constellations, is akin to an artwork for the residents to enjoy. (Picture: Aurum Land)
Tan also likes the terraces that lead to the lawn area, a focal point of the condo. The luxury of this type of expansive green space is rare and elevates the living experience for residents of all ages.
In terms of unique design elements, Aurum Land also went above and beyond the norm with an eye-catching constellation swimming pool, she says. “This is a very interesting and unique inclusion which is rarely seen at other new projects. It elevates a typical swimming pool into an art piece for the residents to enjoy,” says Tan.
The Hyde also boasts a relatively high green plot ratio of 4.358 — this is a measure of the total leaf area of greenery relative to the total development site area. Similarly, 80% of the ground floor area has been set aside for greenery and landscaping.
The local flora incorporated into the green spaces throughout the condo include heliconia, torch ginger, frangipani and magnolia trees. Other species such as the syzygium zelanicum, a native evergreen shrub, attract butterflies, bees and birds.
A terraced garden, grand pillars and contemporary lines frame the plaza. (Picture: Aurum Land)
Overall, the meticulously crafted landscaping complements the full-height glazed facades and sashless windows throughout the development. This highlights the distinct sculptural profile of the project. The terraced gardens, pillars and contemporary architectural lines frame the exteriors of the residential blocks.
This is the first time The Hyde has been celebrated at EdgeProp Singapore’s annual property awards, with awards in two major categories. For Aurum Land, it is a well-deserved validation of the elegant design and thoughtful lifestyle planning for this boutique development.
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