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Seaside Residences capitalises on sea views at East Coast

By Hailey Yu
/ EdgeProp Excellence Awards 2022 |
The four 27-storey towers of Seaside Residences stand out along East Coast Parkway (Credit: Frasers Property)
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For those travelling along East Coast Parkway (ECP), the four 27-storey towers of Seaside Residences are one of the landmarks on the way to Changi Airport. Indeed, it was designed with that intention.
“When we designed Seaside Residences, there were two main criteria: to capitalise on the sea views and to create a prominent building that everyone on the way to Changi Airport will see,” says Tang Kok Thye, associate partner of ADDP Architects, the design architect for the project.
Not surprisingly, the project won three awards at the EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards 2022 for Design Excellence, Sustainability Excellence and Top Development for Completed Projects in the Non-Central Area.
Richard Lai of ADDP Architects and Soon Su Lin, CEO of Frasers Property Singapore, receiving the Top Development award for Seaside Residences from Simon Wong, managing director of Geberit
Developed by a consortium comprising Frasers Property, Sekisui House and Keong Hong Holdings, the 841-unit Seaside Residences was launched in April 2017 and fully sold. It obtained Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) in 1Q2021.
The four towers are oriented such that close to 80% of the units enjoy a view of the sea. The living area and bedrooms fronting the sea are designed with full-height glazed windows and generous balconies that take advantage of uninterrupted sea views.
Units are north-south facing to reduce the heat load, thus minimising energy consumption. “North-South facing homes are important in Singapore’s climate,” says ADDP’s Tang.
Close to 80% of the units at Seaside Residences will have uninterrupted sea views (Credit: Frasers Property)
Residents also enjoy proximity to the beach and East Coast Park via an underground link. The condominium development is also just a three-minute walk from the upcoming Siglap MRT Station on the Thomson-East Coast Line.
Units are a mix of studios, one-bedroom-plus-study to five-bedroom units ranging from 424 sq ft to 2,690 sq ft.
The three-bedroom and larger units feature a flexible room next to the kitchen that can be converted into a helper’s room, a study, a walk-in pantry, wine cellar or storage space. It has dual access from the kitchen and the corridor, which makes it convenient.
“We came up with the flex-space idea many years ago, but it wasn’t really picked up until the launch of Seaside Residences,” notes ADDP’s Tang.
Another feature is the provision of a “Living Closet” for all units. Also called “Liveco” for short, these are storage spaces with shelves and racks that fit various household items such as vacuum cleaners, mops and even small ladders. “Five years ago, such provisions were rare,” says ADDP’s Tang. “Since then, they have become more widely adopted as apartment units become more compact and homebuyers seek more space-saving ideas.”
One of the four towers of Seaside Residences, with landscaped deck and swimming pool and the sea beyond (Credit: Frasers Property)
The towers are connected by a triple-storey communal sky terrace from the 14th to 16th floors of the four towers. The sky terrace comes with a residents’ lounge, a reading lounge and a viewing deck so all the residents can enjoy a 45m panoramic sea view.
Horizontal and vertical sunscreens are integrated into the eastern and western facades to reduce solar heat gain.
Key highlights in the development include a 115m infinity pool, a covered bicycle park with a 140-spot bicycle parking facility as well as a pet pavilion. The driveway entrance to the development is flanked by lush landscaping.
The development is equipped with EV charging stations in anticipation of an increase in the number of electric vehicles. Seaside Residences has been awarded the GreenMark Gold Plus for its biodiversity and other ecological values.
Seaside Residences is built on a 99-year leasehold Government Land Sales (GLS) site at Siglap Link. When the 207,849 sq ft site was offered for sale, it drew eight bids at the close of its tender in January 2016. Frasers Property, Sekisui House and Keong Hong Holdings won with a bid of $624.18 million or $858 psf per plot ratio (psf ppr).
Seaside Residences is located adjacent to Victoria School, a two-minute walk to the upcoming Siglap MRT Station and is near an underground pedestrian link to East Coast Park (Credit: Frasers Property)
Besides the sea view and proximity to the upcoming MRT station, the prime District 15 development is close to schools. Victoria School is next door to it while Tao Nan School, CHIJ (Katong) Primary School, Opera Estate Primary School and St Stephen’s School are situated between 1km and 2km away.
When Seaside Residences was launched in April 2017, close to 50% of the total units were sold at an average price of $1,700 psf.
Before the launch of Seaside Residences, the last launch of a project on a GLS site in the District 15 enclave was the 612-unit Cote D’Azur 15 years earlier and developed by Frasers Property. Cote D’Azur is located at Marine Parade Road next to Parkway Parade shopping mall and the upcoming Marine Parade MRT Station on the Thomson-East Coast Line.
Launched in July 2002, the median price of units sold at Cote D’Azur was $614 psf. Based on caveats lodged, units have changed hands this year at a median price of $1,573 psf.
Meanwhile, units at the newly completed Seaside Residences are now trading in the resale market at a median price of $2,120 psf, based on caveats lodged with URA Realis from July to October to date.
“Seaside Residences aims to create a new living environment that enhances the East Coast neighbourhood,” says Frasers Property.

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