Martin Modern: A home within a botanic garden

By Martin Modern / BROUGHT TO YOU BY GUOCOLAND | September 7, 2018 12:15 PM SGT
Some ground-floor units at Martin Modern will have views of the garden lawn
In 1Q2018, the 450-unit Martin Modern was the best-selling project in the Core Central Region (CCR). Since its launch in July last year, all 277 units released in the first phase have been sold. Dominic Lee, head of the luxury team at PropNex Realty, attributes the sellout to the “efficient layout” of the units.
Other factors include the project’s location, setting and design. Located at 8 Martin Place, Martin Modern is within a short walking distance of Robertson Quay, with its stretch of bars and restaurants fronting the Singapore River. The project is scheduled for completion in 2021, in time for the opening of the Great World MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast Line, situated an 11-minute walk away.
Developed by GuocoLand, Martin Modern is the only luxury condominium in prime District 9 with a garden setting. “When it comes to projects in the prime districts, what’s important to homebuyers is the sense of space and greenery,” says Cheng Hsing Yao, group managing director of GuocoLand.
An aquatic garden set amid lush greenery between the two residential towers at Martin Modern
The vision of a home in a garden was brought to life by award-winning landscape architect ICN Design International. The project comprises two 30-storey towers with a footprint of just 20% of the 171,535 sq ft site. This frees up the remaining land for greenery — there are 15 gardens and lawns and well over 200 species of tropical trees and plants located at different levels of the grounds and buildings to create a multi-tiered landscape design.
In addition, there is a forest trail, a maze, a bio pond, a bamboo groveand an aquatic garden between the two residential towers. Other facilities include a fitness court, tennis court, a dining and club lounge that overlooks a 50m lap pool, an expansive lawn with barbecue pits, and a dipping pool and jacuzzi....