In between the buzz of Orchard and the more quiet charm of Newton, the Cairnhill neighbourhood is one of the most coveted enclaves in District 09. Secluded and family friendly while boasting an ultra-central location, the area is known for its luxury properties and leafy streets. And with new launch condos Cairnhill 16 and Klimt promising to up the ante, we’re watching the evolution of this enclave with interest.
Get an inside look at this prized pocket of Singapore with our exclusive video tours of new launch condos and resale properties, and get to know the neighbourhood with our guide to Cairnhill and nearby Newton and Orchard.
Cairnhill property video tour
— Completed condos —
One of the most covetable condos in the Cairnhill enclave with just 50 residences, Alba is hidden away in a particularly calm and lush pocket on Cairnhill Rise. Renowned Miami-based architecture and design firm Arquitectonica is behind the building’s distinctive Y-shaped form and modern aesthetic. The grounds feature stunning pools and a fun-packed playground for families, plus a concierge service for the community. Inside, homeowners will appreciate the fine level of finish, private lift access and, of course, the sweeping views of the city skyline and MBS.
Remaining new apartments include the 3 and 4 bedroom layouts.
Alba condo details
- Property mix: 50 residences from 3br to 4br & penthouse
- Tenure: Freehold
- Completion: 2015
- Developer: Far East Organization
Can we tempt you with: Alba’s simplex penthouse is a stunner – occupying the entire 18th floor, it boasts unblocked views from Bukit Timah Reserve to Marina Bay, and comes raw and ready for your customised interior design.
Artfully blending a luxury resort vibe and lush botanical theme, Hilltops is an inviting Cairnhill retreat. Luxury developer SC Global is behind this beauty, which was created in collaboration with renowned architect Mok Wei Wei of W Architects and award-winning landscape designers Cicada.
The open-plan residences within have been created with relaxing, leafy outlooks, while the distinctive design of the exterior harnesses the warmth of wood, a theme that is carried through to the gorgeous grounds and amenities.
Sky terraces invite residents to take in the expansive views, the perfect spot to host memorable gatherings. A 50-metre swimming pool, wading pool for little ones and restful cabanas await. True to the spirit of luxury resort living, residents are supported with a thoughtful concierge service. Sundowners on that sublime sky terrace or at the Verandah Lounge? It’s all part of the lifestyle here.
Hilltops condo details
- Property mix: 240 residences from 1br to 5br & penthouse
- Tenure: Freehold
- Completion: 2011
- Developer: SC Global
Can we tempt you with: The luxury resort lifestyle – the condo occupies one of the highest points in the Orchard area, and enjoys full concierge services by Seven Palms Resort.
The Edge on Cairnhill
This ultra-exclusive address was designed by the award-winning architect Moshe Safdie, whose practice is renowned for its work on Marina Bay Sands and Jewel Changi Airport. With just 46 residences, The Edge on Cairnhill boasts expansive interiors including double-height ceilings and signature curved glass windows. Luxury fittings and unblocked sweeping views of Orchard – a rare find in Cairnhill – complete the scene.
The Edge on Cairnhill condo details
- Property mix: 46 residences and penthouses
- Tenure: Freehold
- Completion: 2003
- Developer: Pyramid Hill
Can we tempt you with: Duplex apartments featuring the signature double-volume circular lounge, complete with an upper-floor gallery landing.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences
One of the top condo addresses in the country, The Ritz-Carlton Residences offers grand apartments, spectacular amenities, and a rare level of service and quality for which the brand is renowned.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences details
- Property mix: 58 residences from 3br to 4br & penthouse
- Tenure: Freehold
- Completion: 2011
- Developer: KOP Group
Can we tempt you with: The newly remodelled duplex penthouse which is about to hit the market.
— New launch condos —
This boutique new launch is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, minutes from the action of Orchard Road. The sought-after Cairnhill address comes with luxe facilities, sleek modern design and high-end fittings.
They may not boast grand proportions, but the two- to four-bedroom residences are beautifully appointed with V-Zug appliances, large-slab marble floors and indulgent 3.2m-high ceilings. And all apartments come with a private lift lobby, which is so hard to find in a two-bedroom format.
Cairnhill 16 condo details
Rising from the former site of Cairnhill Mansion, all eyes are on Klimt Cairnhill as it prepares to launch. Award-winning Singaporean developer Low Keng Huat is behind the project.
Located at the Scotts Road end of Cairnhill Road, homeowners will appreciate all the benefits of this neighbourhood. The new condo will be just a stroll to the shopping and dining options of the Orchard district, and for families, there’s easy access to top preschools and well-established education institutions.
Klimt Cairnhill condo details
Cairnhill neighbourhood guide
What’s to love
Enveloped by the Orchard district and the residential Newton neighbourhood, Cairnhill is a leafy and calm oasis that makes this exclusive area particularly attractive for families and homeowners who prize privacy. The luxury condos in this neighbourhood benefit from their hilltop locations – some spectacular views can be enjoyed
This well connected neighbourhood has three MRT stations at its disposal – Newton, Orchard and Somerset – and is just a 10 minute drive to the CBD, making it a quick commute for professionals. Of course, residents can stroll to Orchard for its vibrant shopping and dining options, or local landmark Newton Food Centre for traditional treats.
Cairnhill itself is a leafy enclave: its condos are surrounded by clusters of trees and greenery that provide relaxing outlooks for many of the residences in this neighbourhood . When wandering through the Orchard area, locals can stroll through Penang Road Open Space, a lush little garden created as part of the Orchard Butterfly trail.
Shopping and lifestyle
The Orchard Road shopping district needs no introduction: Singapore’s most famous shopping precinct is rich in options for retail therapy, with international luxury fashion, incredible accessories and homewares sprinkled throughout iconic malls from Ion to Paragon, Takashimaya and Scott’s Square. If you’re looking for something different, Design on Orchard is an exceptional showcase of Singaporean fashion and lifestyle labels, while lovers of handmade French products from home fragrances to soaps can wander to My French Concession on Hillcrest Road. For gourmet gifts, incredible local chocolatier Janice Wong has an
Cafes and restaurants
Brunch lovers don’t need to go far: Singapore’s best croissants are at Tiong Bahru Bakery in Tangs, while Wild Honey at Mandarin Gallery and PS. Cafe in Paragon are famous with the brunch crowd.
Standout dining options include Violet Oon in Ion, with its exceptional Peranakan cuisine and for memorable Michelin-star dining in the Orchard area, Les Amis in the Shaw Centre, Iggy’s at the Hilton and Summer Palace at The Regent, which is famous for its classic Cantonese dishes and dim sum, are temptingly close by.
For those cravings for traditional Singaporean treats, nearby Newton Food Centre is a local icon. Famous for its hawker dishes from oyster omelette to popiah alongside chilli crab and sambal stingray, this local hotspot proves that casual dining can sometimes be the most satisfying.
Health and wellbeing
Residents in the Cairnhill neighbourhood will be incredibly well looked after. KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Hospital are close by for medical care, and to access specialists, many of the country’s leading practices from dentistry to gynaecology, TCM and aesthetic clinics and are based in Paragon Medical Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, which is moments away from the Cairnhill enclave.
If balance-restoring massages and body treatments are part of your health and wellbeing agenda, notable day spas in the area include Remède Spa at the St Regis, which is renowned for its rejuvenating baths, La Source Spa at The Hilton and Spa Esprit in Wheelock Place.
Families with active kids will enjoy having Bounce indoor trampoline park close by at Cineleisure Orchard and Somerset Skatepark, which welcomes younger kids getting lessons alongside more serious skaters.
With the Orchard strip so close by, nights at the movies at Lido Cinema are on the agenda. Date nights dropping into the Orchard Road dining options are endless. For residents who appreciate community and a home from home, private members’ clubs in the area include The American Club and Tanglin Club.
Family life and schools
Families putting down roots in the Cairnhill neighbourhood will appreciate the well established education options nearby. Families can consider Anglo-Chinese Junior, Raffles Girls’ School, St Margaret’s Primary School, EtonHouse International School and School of the Arts for secondary and junior college students.
Get the latest pricing and availability, brochures, market appraisal, or book your private viewing at the stunning show suites and resale condos for sale in the Cairnhill enclave.
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