Luxurious abode connected to Holland Village

By Valerie Kor / EdgeProp Singapore | December 24, 2020 5:59 AM SGT
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SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - When freehold development Van Holland by Koh Brothers Group is completed in 2024, it will be a three-minute walk to the lifestyle enclave of Holland Village via a fully sheltered overhead bridge.
“Obtaining approval for this bridge was very important to us,” says Francis Koh, managing director and group CEO of Singapore-listed property firm Koh Brothers Group. “It provides direct access to Holland Village, which will double in size by 2022, providing Van Holland’s future residents with more leisure, dining and shopping options.”
Orchard Road is less than a 10-minute drive away, and the CBD is just a 15-minute drive from Holland Road. The eateries at Dempsey Hill are a five-minute drive from Holland Road. One-north and Rochester Park are also just an eight-minute drive from there.
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Families with school-going children will also have no lack of choices. Henry Park Primary School, Nanyang Primary School, Fairfield Methodist Primary School, New Town Primary School, Margaret’s Secondary School, Hwa Chong Institution and Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore are within 2km of the development.
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69 units in the development are spread across three low-rise blocks, oriented in a north-south direction (Photo: Albert Chua/The Edge Singapore)
The development’s 69 units are spread across three low-rise blocks that are oriented in a north-south direction. Two adjoining blocks will house a total of 53 units. The third standalone block will house 16 two- and four-bedroom units which come with private lift access. Two of the four-bedrooms come with an attic.
One-bedroom units start from 495 sq ft and the largest four-bedroom with attic units are 1,991 sq ft. All units will have a 3.1m ceiling height in the living areas, balconies and bedrooms. The ceiling height at the foyer will be 2.75m, whereas bathroom ceiling heights will be 2.6m.

Luxurious design from Italy

Luxury provisions at Van Holland include its Italian marble flooring and full marble bathrooms as well as designer sanitary fittings. Koh had handpicked the marble at a quarry in Italy.
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Together with the appointed design architect M.A.N. Architects and interior designer D’Editor, he travelled to Genoa, Italy, to visit the marble quarry and select slats and blocks for the units.
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Together with a team from M.A.N. Architects, Francis Koh, CEO of Koh Brothers, travelled to Genoa, Italy to visit the marble quarry and select slats for the units (Photo: Koh Brothers)
All bathrooms will have marble walls and flooring, and the master bathroom will have a marble feature wall. The flooring in the living and dining rooms and kitchen will feature large-slab marble tiles. These tiles will be “hand-selected, cut in half and the two adjoining pieces are matched to create a unique, luxurious mirror image”, says Paolo Carli, quarry owner at Henraux in Italy. “We call it the ‘book-matched’ design,” he adds.
Book-matching technique can be carried out only with the finest marble slab with a clear base and strong veins, according to Carli. “The marble we use is quarried from central Italy. It’s the highest-quality natural stone and is a one-of-a-kind luxury that will last a lifetime,” he adds.
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“This expensive and time-consuming laying method that preserves the natural beauty of the marble is unseen in strata developments. It also requires hard work on our end to coordinate the cutting, dry lay, protection, and delivery of the white marble,” says Alvin Lee, associate partner at M.AN. Architects and principal architect at Van Holland.
On the same trip, Koh and his team also visited designer sanitaryware manufacturer Rubinetterie Fratelli Frattini, who is supplying the fittings for Van Holland’s units. The Italian rubinetterie was founded by three brothers over 60 years ago in the province of Novara, to the west of Milan.
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The luxurious bookmatched marble design is used on the floor (Photo: Albert Chua/The Edge Singapore)
Francesca Frattini, the owner of Fratelli Frattini, says: “Since 1958, Fratelli Frattini has prided itself on providing the highest quality craftsmanship in bathroom sanitary fittings. We believe that the design must be distinctive and elegant as well as functional and durable.”
Particularly, the ones in the master bedrooms in Van Holland are jewelled with Swarovski crystals. “Our luxurious Swarovski crystal encrusted faucets are exclusive only to Van Holland in Singapore,” Frattini adds.
The toilets will also have Duravit bidets and sanitary wares. “So far, buyers have expressed that they feel they are getting a lot of value, thanks to the provision of designer Italian marble as well as sanitary fittings,” says Koh.
The wardrobe system in the master bedrooms is also of Italian design. It has a pull-down hanging rail, dehumidifier and LED lights, which makes it space-efficient.
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The bathroom's walls and floors are fitted with marble (Photo: Albert Chua/The Edge Singapore)
In the kitchens, the units come with Miele combination ovens, dishwashers and hobs. There will also be smart home features such as digital locks, a smart lighting point and smart air-conditioning system.
The developer will also be providing two data point sockets in the living room and all bedrooms for residents to comfortably work, entertain and relax in their homes.

Elevated for privacy

To provide privacy and serenity for the residents, the architect has elevated the first floor of the blocks, so that all units sit at least one storey above the ground level. The lush landscaping, intended to look like natural valleys, creates a sense of tranquillity.
“At Van Holland, private and common spaces are connected to the natural surroundings but still set away from the public,” says Lee.
“At the same time, we incorporated biophilic design principles with a human-centred approach. These include selecting dense plant life throughout the landscaped deck, upper terraces and sky garden, optimising thermal comfort levels and having empty recuperation spaces,” he adds.
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The showflat of the three-bedroom plus study unit at Van Holland (Photo: Albert Chua/The Edge Singapore)
Despite its small scale, Van Holland is offering not one, but two 26m lap pools. One of them is placed on the elevated first level.
From it, a long cascading water feature flows down, seamlessly joining with the main 10m-tall waterfall at the arrival lobby. The reception area will also feature a large book-matched marble wall design and grand sculptural lighting.
Lee says: “The drop-off area is designed with opulence and set behind the waterfall. Residents entering the development will be greeted by a personal concierge. Arriving home is thus calming with a high level of privacy.”
The other pool is an infinity pool on the roof terrace of the larger block. The pool is next to the Sky Gourmet Pavilion and clubhouse, with two lounges. “We intend to make the clubhouse suitable for corporate meetings due to the fact that more people are working from home,” says Koh.
Other facilities in the development include a children’s pool, jacuzzi spa and a junior rock climbing wall.
Launched in January this year, the property has sold 18 units, or 26% of total units, at prices between $2,570 and $3,051 psf, according to caveats lodged with the URA.
For price trends, recent transactions, other project info, check out these projects' research page: Van Holland, Holland Village, Holland Road

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