One-North Eden’s scarcity amid a strategic location attracts buyers

By Charlene Chin / EdgeProp Singapore | November 25, 2021 5:30 PM SGT
One-North Eden is a short walk away from Buona Vista MRT Interchange and one-north MRT stations (Credit: TID)
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Rarity has its advantages. Situated in the vibrant research and business hub of one-north, One-North Eden’s launch to the public in April was the first of its kind in 14 years. The development saw strong demand as a result: on its launch weekend, about 85% of its residential units were snapped up, with prices of units sold ranging from $1,800 psf to $2,250 psf.
In line with its popularity, the project’s good execution has been recognised on several fronts. Developer TID — a joint venture between Singapore developer Hong Leong Holdings and Mitsui Fudosan, a major real estate developer in Japan — was awarded Sustainability Excellence and Top Development at the annual EdgeProp Excellence Awards (EPEA) 2021 Ceremony held on Nov 24.
Located a short walk away from Buona Vista MRT Interchange and one-north MRT stations, One-North Eden comprises 165 units of one- to four-bedders across two residential towers, and six restaurant units on the first storey.
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“Besides locational attributes that contribute to the strong sales, One-North Eden is able to appeal to buyers — both investors and owner-occupiers — through its design,” says Lee Nai Jia, deputy director at the Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies, NUS. Lee was one of the five judges for EPEA 2021.
Artist’s impression of the 50m lap pool (Credit: TID)
Sustainability efforts
One-North Eden was inspired by Singapore’s Ginger, a rhizomatous herb plant native to the city-state that was discovered in November 2014. TID wanted to capture the “idea of discovery” of the native ginger plant, weaving the concept into the grounds of the development. “Native plants are the part of the planting palette and are used to create lush and vibrant space. Complementary colours and textures are used in order to bring a piece of nature into the urban setting,” the developer explains.
Careful thought went into the selection of the plants at the development. In total, it boasts seven types of native trees, eight types of bird-attracting trees, and five types of butterfly-
attracting trees, says TID. This ensures a “rich diversity of flora [and fauna] throughout the project”.
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On the first storey, TID chose to plant the bird-and-butterfly-
attracting plants along the green zones, stretching from 3m to 5m. On the second floor, native plants are planted along a Native Tree Walk. Mulches were also used to improve soil quality, discourage weeds from growing and retain moisture.
TID also looked into heat mitigation, selecting glass for the building façade that would be able to insulate external heat to achieve energy efficiency.
Flexible layouts, premium fittings
To cater for the work-from-home practice, units have been designed with flexible and efficient layouts. For select two-bedroom + study units, residents have the option to remove the wall separating the living and study areas. Depending on preference, the study area could either be used as a home office, or a bedroom, which can fit a single bed.
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“The extra space for a study room is an attractive addition for those who have to do remote work,” says Lee.
Homeowners will be able to choose from a palette of warm or cool colour tones for the fittings in their units. The warm theme, Mountainscape, features natural timber grains against a warm grey base, punctuated with an accent of copper, describes TID. To complement the colour scheme, the material and colour of the large format tiles, quartz counter vanity top, sanitary ware and polished fittings were specially curated.
The cool colour palette, called Riverscape, showcases grey cabinet doors with black powder-coated aluminium handle details. “Carefully curated cabinetry works using a cooler colour scheme of whites and cool grey complemented with accents of gunmetal black were selected to achieve a sharper and executive vibe,” the developer explains.
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-North Eden comprises 165 units of one- to four-bedders across two residential towers, and six restaurant units on the first storey (Credit: TID)
All apartments will be furnished with appliances from Bosch and sanitary wares from Zucchetti and Geberit.
Homes at the uppermost floor of the development feature double-volume ceiling heights of 4.5m in the living and dining areas. All units in the development are also well-ventilated, and predominantly of north-west and south-west orientations.
Design and amenities
Maintaining the theme of the ginger flower, the barbeque pavilions at One-North Eden are inspired by the native plant species. TID designed it such that the pavilions would be nestled among a native canopy with lush landscapes, allowing residents to fully immerse in nature.
Homeowners can also swim in the 50m lap pool, enjoy the jacuzzi facilities, or unwind at the lounges at the Island Deck.
One-North Eden also has dedicated nooks for fitness enthusiasts. On the first storey, TID provisioned for an open fitness corner that will be open to the public. The fitness area on the second floor, meanwhile, is only accessible to residents of the development.
Other facilities on the second storey include a kids’ pool, playground, hammock lawn and clubhouse.
The latest transaction at One-North Eden was for a 1,399 sq ft unit on the 11th floor that was sold for $2.77 million ($1,976 psf) on Nov 13, based on caveats lodged with URA. Prior to that, a similar-sized unit on the 10th floor was sold at $2.75 million ($1,962 psf) on Nov 12.

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