Boutique property developers in Singapore you need to know
Personalised, prestigious and design-centric. It’s easy to see why boutique condos are often considered the pick of the crop. Singapore is dotted with characterful developments that are all about exclusive and elevated living – and by the looks of it, there are more to come. It’s all possible thanks to Singapore’s boutique property developers that are dreaming big, emphasising on design and putting quality over everything else.
Boutique property developers:
Talk about legacy! Michelle Yong’s Aurum Land is a subsidiary of legendary construction firm Woh Hup, which has built many of Singapore’s most iconic projects including Gardens by the Bay and The Jewel at Changi. Aurum Land is dedicated to the more boutique side of the high-end residential market, with several completed condos under its belt – and two more on their way: The Hyde (left) and Nyon (right).
The Hyde by Aurum Land
The Hyde is Aurum Land’s stunning freehold new launch in Balmoral, featuring sleek, modern 1br to 4br residences in a low-volume 114 unit development.
Nyon by Aurum Land
Nyon is set in the sought-after Amber enclave on the East Coast. The prime freehold site offers 92 smart homes featuring Peranakan design touches.
T-Sky Development is a joint venture between two of Singapore’s most experienced and trusted builders, Tiong Seng and Ocean Sky. The new development venture has plans for two boutique luxury projects to date, including Sloane Residences (left) in Balmoral which was launched in 2020, and the forthcoming Cairnhill 16 (right).
Sloane Residences by T-Sky
This unique project of just 52 apartments features a variety of formats with overheight ceilings and lush garden surrounds by Ong & Ong (see our interview with landscape architect Lena Quek Poh Lian for more on her work at Sloane Residences – and the exceptional landscaping design).
Cairnhill 16 by T-Sky
Launching in 2021, this ultra-low volume condo offers only 39 high-end residences in the coveted Cairnhill enclave. Set on a secluded cul-de-sac, Cairnhill 16 will enjoy exclusivity and privacy – just minutes from the action of Orchard Road.
A new premium brand under the Macly Group, the Ove Collection made a splash in 2019 with the launch of The Iveria condo. Ove is spearheaded by Joan Chang, the millennial developer behind design-centric boutique hotels like Lloyd’s Inn and Cara Cara, Bali.
The Iveria by Ove Collection
The maiden development by Ove Collection’s features chic, modern-luxe 3.5 bedroom apartments in an enviable River Valley location.
Boutique property developers K16 Development made their mark with the extraordinary bungalows in King Albert Park, and more recently have waltzed into a whole new segment of the residential property market with their first apartment building: Olloi. Set in the charming heritage enclave of Joo Chiat, Olloi will be home to 36 freehold units and penthouses where history and design collide.
The Bamboo Group
On our radar for their super-niche projects is a rather interesting boutique real estate development firm. Its speciality? The Bamboo Group acquires, refurbishes, repositions and manages shophouses and interesting buildings, slowly altering Singapore’s landscape. The Bamboo Group also rents out space and runs Apato, a studio apartment concept that’s every minimalist’s dream.
8M Real Estate
Ashish Manchharam’s real estate investment and management firm is undoubtedly one of the biggest buyers of shophouses in Singapore. Many conservation shophouses in Districts 1 and 2 have been scooped up, refurbished and reinterpreted by 8M Real Estate. The firm currently runs Bare Residences – serviced apartments on Hong Kong Street – along with boutique hotel Ann Siang House and flexible-living concept Kesa House on Keong Saik Road.
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