The Inz Residence executive condominium was launched in 2016, and has completely sold out. The next launch by Qingjian is now on the horizon, and it promises to be an interesting one – the JadeScape condo in the heart of Singapore.
Latest Update: JadeScape is fully sold out. If you are still looking for a condominium in this part of Singapore, the nearest one to the Thomson area is probably Lentor Mansion off Yio Chu Kang Road.
Lentor Mansion will be the fifth residential development in the upcoming Lentor Hills Estate, that is being carved out of forested land between Lentor Estate and Teachers’ Housing Estate. It has the advantage of occupying a very promising site, about 5 minutes walk from Lentor Modern mall and Lentor MRT station.
This project is being developed by one of Singapore’s top property developers, GuocoLand Limited. GuocoLand will be bringing their expertise in mixed development from their other flagship projects such as Wallich Residence and Midtown Modern, to this project. The Lentor Mansion floor plans are not available yet, as they are likely to be released only at the launch. Similarly for the prices, though some analysts have tossed around figures in the $2,000 PSF range.
The Lentor Mansion showflat will likely be located in the same location as those for Lentor Modern and Lentor Hills Residences. That is, along Lentor Hills Drive, beside the plot that is going to be Lentoria.
The Lentor Mansion showflat launch is tentatively targeted for February 2024, though there could be a delay. There is expected to be interest, especially from residents around Lentor Estate, as this site might be able to get unblocked views all the way to Peirce Reservoir and Nature Reserve.
Unlike Inz Residence, JadeScape will be a private residential development. In fact, it is slanted more towards the upscale market level, given its prime location in the private residential enclave of the Thomson area, just 10 minutes drive out of Orchard Road, and within 4 minutes walk of Marymount MRT station.
This site is also next to the Central Water Catchment area, the green lung of Singapore, where the biggest expanse of Singapore’s precious water and nature reserves are to be found. In tribute to this, the JadeScape site layout has been cleverly designed to incorporate the profile of MacRitchie Reservoir into its grounds as the central water feature, running through the entire width of the site.
The project will accommodate 7 blocks, 22 to 23 storeys high, housing a total of 1,206 units. These will range from one to 5 bedroom units. There are 2 huge penthouses, but they are not for sale for the time being. The blocks are set out in a north-south orientation, to catch the prevailing monsoon winds, and minimise exposure to the hot west afternoon sun.
Many of the units, essentially those facing northwards, will get unblocked views, as they overlook the low-rise landed housing estates to the north and north-west of the site. So there won’t be direct reservoir views, but more sideways pocket views of the water. In addition, some parcels of land between the JadeScape condo and the reservoir are zoned a higher density, so potentially taller blocks could arise in future to block some of the views.
If you are interested to know more about this project, or to catch a viewing of the showflat, just drop us a line. The showflat is really worth seeing. Two storeys high, and showcasing one example of each type, from the one bedders all the way to the 5 bedders. It will also showcase not just what a Smart Home is, but what a Smart Community can potentially be like.