SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - A semi-detached house at Jalan Suasa in Bukit Timah is going on the market for $5.9 million.
The house sits on a 3,522 sq ft plot and has a built-up area of 7,300 sq ft. The asking price translates to $1,675 psf on the land area.
The living room on the first floor. (Photo: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
The current owners – a Singapore professional athlete and his wife – purchased the house in 2002 and had it rebuilt to a three-and-a-half storey house from two storeys previously.
The new design, which was built to resemble an urban tropical abode with a resort-like feel, comes with an attic and roof terrace, which affords the occupants sweeping views of the greenery at the nearby Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
The property was also designed with an expansive living area, a swimming pool out front, as well as three master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, and two bedrooms, which comfortably accommodate the couple and their three children.
The house boasts swimming pool, where the family can relax by. (Photo: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
In addition, the house is located on elevated land, which gives it additional height.
The 999-year property is exclusively listed on EdgeProp Singapore’s property portal and is marketed solely by Lydia Low, division director at ERA Realty Network.
According to Low, the asking price of the house is very reasonable, as the owner spent some $2 million on the interior design and renovations. The house, she says, is in move-in condition.
The second floor of the house. (Photo: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
The property, which is located near Cashew and Hillview MRT Stations on the Downtown Line, also enjoys close proximity to several parks including the Dairy Farm Nature Park. This means occupants will get to enjoy the breeze and the verdant surroundings, thanks to the abundance of forested areas nearby.
The property is conveniently located, as malls such as Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, Hillion Mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza and Rail Mall are nearby.
The master bedroom. (Photo: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
Families with school-going children will appreciate that the property is located within 1km of CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace, Bukit Panjang Primary School and the German European School Singapore (GESS).
What’s unique about the property, Low says, is its proximity to Good Class Bungalows (GCBs), which are mostly located in District 10.
The master bathroom. (Photo: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
This means that the environment won’t be as "cluttered”, with wider roads that allow for two to three cars to be parked outside, she says.
One of the children's bedrooms. (Photo: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
ERA’s Low is a veteran realtor with almost two decades of experience in the property industry and is a team leader with 30 property agents working with her. She began her journey in the industry in 2002 when she decided to switch careers. Her previous role was a project manager in architecture and interior design – a position she had held for over 10 years.
It did not take long for Low’s career in property to take off.
In addition to the dining room on the first floor, the family occasionally eats at the outdoor dining area located on the roof terrace. (Photo: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
“Based on my previous experience, I have an eye for detail with regards to the design of a property. Therefore, I have the confidence to know whether it will best suit my client’s needs.” says Low.
The clients she met through the years have continued to entrust her with their properties, recommending her services to their families and friends, many of whom have become her friends.
View from the roof terrace, which overlooks Dairy Farm Park. (Photo: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
“I would like to thank my clients for their trust especially when they did not know me well at first. This is something that greatly encourages me.” She says.
In fact, Low says her business has grown in tandem with her clients’ portfolios.
When asked about her successful relationships with her clients, she attributes it to her honesty.
“Most of them like the fact that I’m transparent throughout the transaction. I’m not afraid to be direct about my opinion that may prevent them from entering the deal. As such, they can tell I am wholeheartedly, working for their interests.” she says.
The house, located on elevated land, resembles an urban, modern resort. (Photo: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
Low shared that even though she lost a deal early this year, she continued to maintain a good relationship with her client.
“At that time, I had already submitted two offers for my client, but the offers fell through. The client eventually ended up buying a house directly from the developer while he was just trying explore other options in other neighbourhood. Following this, he called me to explain why I was not asked to conclude the deal and that it was not his intention to bypass me.” We met for coffee and he shared with me on his personal journey of his faith and breakthrough that bring him back to Singapore after working several years abroad. His testimony of humility has encouraged me to live and walk in the same way. This client also continued to engage the lawyer I recommended and trusted me to sell his other property for him.”
Low says that nothing is mere coincidence. "We are all part of the puzzle and we receive our blessings in one way or another, monetary or not. My greatest satisfaction comes when my clients have a good experience both searching for their dream home and finding a buyer for their current place."
(Photo: Samuel Isaac Chua/EdgeProp Singapore)
Low does not see her job as solely buying and selling properties. “It is my passion to see through the entire transaction and other details for my clients, managing it to best fit their desires. That is what keeps my business growing.”
“To me, the closest metaphor is this: every single interaction with my clients is like a piece of art. Every single brushstroke that is made, culminates into a beautiful and complete piece.” She adds.
In fact she sees her role as one that helps clients grow and restructure their property portfolio – a role Low derives great satisfaction from. Besides that, Low adds that she is also a good rental agent who has helped many of her clients with their properties.
“When I first started, I wondered if doing a job in sales was the right one for me. Today I am a team leader with 30 agents with me and we are still growing. And I train my team in the same ethos.”
For more information about the listing, visit here.
Contact Lydia Low l 90309094
Division Director (R025546J)
ERA Realty Network Pte Ltd - L3002382K