Three houses in Holland Road area going for under $10 mil each

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December 25, 2018 12:00 PM SGT
Three houses at Holland Road in prime residential District 10 have been put up for sale. Marketed by Singapore Realtors Inc (SRI), the three properties — two bungalows and one semi-detached house — are priced below $10 million each.
The roof terrace at 52 Greenleaf View is where the current owners do most of their entertaining (Credit: SRI)
Boutique developer Link (THM) bought a plot of land in the Holland Road area in 2016 and built four new properties on it — two bungalows and two semi-detached houses. Bruce Lye, managing partner of SRI, says both the semi-detached houses, at 3 and 3A Greenleaf Drive, were sold in October within two weeks of marketing, at around $2,500 psf.
The two freehold bungalows, 442A and 442B Holland Road, were designed by Universal Akitek and completed a month ago. They are now available for sale, with SRI as the marketing agent.
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442A Holland Road is a single-storey, detached house, with a land area of about 4,474 sq ft and built-up area of 1,483 sq ft. It was soft-launched last month, and carries a price tag of $8 million ($1,788 psf). It contains two en suite bedrooms with timber flooring, a living and dining room with Volakas marble finishing, as well as a kitchen. The front porch has space for two cars. The buyer has the option to tear down the existing structure and redevelop it into a new 2½-storey bungalow with a basement like the one next door at 442B Holland Road, says SRI’s Lye. The construction cost is estimated to be another $2.5 million to $3 million.
A family staying in the Ewart Park Good Class Bungalow (GCB) area, two streets away from Holland Road, has expressed interest in the property, says Lye. “The parents are planning to buy it for their son, who has visited the property twice.”
On the weekend of Dec 1 and 2, SRI launched the adjacent detached house at 442B Holland Road for sale with an asking price of $9.98 million ($2,243 psf). Likewise, there have been expressions of interest in the property, and negotiations are ongoing, says Lye.
442B Holland Road is a bungalow with 2½ storeys and a basement. It has a land area of about 4,450 sq ft and built-up area of 4,237 sq ft. The car porch can fit up to six cars. On the first storey are the living and dining rooms, a kitchen, maid’s room, powder room and an en suite guest room. The first storey has a high ceiling of 3.2m. The second storey contains a master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom, as well as two other en suite bedrooms.
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Both 442A and 442B Holland Road enjoy an elevated view of the Ewart Park GCB area. SRI’s Lye notes that this area would appeal to those who want the convenience of being near Holland Village, which is just a five-minute drive away. For those with school-going children, Henry Park Primary School is a two-minute drive from there.
442B Holland Road is a bungalow with 2½ storeys and a basement (Credit: SRI)
The third property for sale is a 2½-storey semi-detached house at 52 Greenleaf View, just one street away from the two bungalows. It has a land area of 4,258 sq ft, and an asking price of $9.58 million ($2,250 psf). The current owners, a couple, purchased the original house in April 2011 for $5.5 million ($1,292 psf), according to data from URA Realis. It was then torn down and rebuilt four years ago. The present built-up area of the house is 6,000 sq ft. The owners have two children and are looking to upgrade to a bigger house.
The front porch of 52 Greenleaf View (Credit: SRI)
The property sits on elevated ground, with the rear having unblocked views of the Maryland Estate, a GCB area, from the second storey and the attic, which comes with a roof terrace. According to Lye, there are only 10 houses along the street with that view.
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The semi-detached house was designed by renowned architectural firm Wallflower Architecture + Design. The facade of the house is clad entirely in travertine marble, while the staircase is built with limestone. The owner spared no expense when it came to materials used, says Lye. He pointed to the full-height sliding glass doors in the living room, the vertical timber louvers and blinds. The owners are believed to have spent at least $2.5 million in the construction of the house.
The living area of 52 Greenleaf View can be completely opened up, allowing natural light to enter (Credit: SRI)
52 Greenleaf View was put on the market just last month. There has been “strong interest” in the property, says Lye.