UNDER THE HAMMER: Unit at Finland Gardens up for sale at $2.05 mil

The spacious living area on the upper level of the unit, where there is a pool view (Credit: ET&Co)
At Finland Gardens in District 15, a 1,324 sq ft duplex penthouse unit will be put up for its first auction on July 31, according to the auctioneer at Edmund Tie and Co (ET&Co). This is an owner’s sale with an indicative price of $2.05 million ($1,548 psf).
Located on East Coast Avenue, Finland Gardens is a freehold development by Highland Developments, and was completed in 1984. Finland Gardens is a walk-up apartment that comprises 48 units in two blocks, which are each three storeys high. The development offers only three- and four-bedroom units, with sizes ranging from 1,324 sq ft to 1,916 sq ft.
The owners spent about $300,000 on renovations (Credit: ET&Co)
The top-floor unit up for auction has split levels, and was originally a three-bedroom unit. As they entertained regularly, the owners, a Singaporean couple, converted it into a two-bedder, says Joy Tan, head of auction and sales at ET&Co. They opened up one of the bedrooms on the lower level to enlarge the dining and dry kitchen area. This can be easily converted back as the owners have planned the layout with this in mind, adds Tan.
The master bedroom on the upper level comes with an en suite bathroom (Credit: ET&Co)
Besides, the unit went through a major renovation about three years ago, which cost the owners about $300,000, says Tan. It is “tastefully designed to feature a unique & quaint pitched-roof”, with a double-volume ceiling of about 5.5 metres for both levels, she adds. Quality finishes are utilised, like the flooring from riceLAB and lighting from Foscarini, appliance brands like Toto and Hansgrohe...