• Romesh Navaratnarajah
  • 17 April 2019

Scale model of 35 Gilstead

Scale model of 35 Gilstead.

Project Name: 35 Gilstead

Developer: Amcorp Global Limited and TG Development

Address: 35 Gilstead Road

Type: Condominium

Tenure: Freehold

District: 11

Site Area: 37,972 sq ft

Configuration: 3 x 5 Storey Apartment

Unit Types: 14 x 1 / 1+ 1 bed (474 sq ft – 484 sq ft)

27 x 2 bed (549 sq ft – 743 sq ft)

14 x 3 bed (840 sq ft  – 1,033 sq ft)

10 x 3 bed + study (1,012 sq ft – 1,249 sq ft)

5 x 3 bed PH (1,615 sq ft – 1,649 sq ft)

Parking: 70 Basement lots + 2 handicapped lots

TOP: Estimated 2022

Project Details

This JV boutique development from Amcorp Global Limited and TG Development markets itself as luxury resort living, and it succeeds in living up to those tags. Elements such as the high ceilings and private lifts help to differentiate the units and put them firmly in the luxury category. Those high ceilings are a particularly impressive feature, though they do differ depending on the type and location of the unit. Th first floor units – called the patio units, boast 4.1-metre high ceilings, ensuring that despite their location they still have good natural lighting coming into each room. That is eclipsed however by the loft apartments which enjoy a whopping 5.7-metre high ceiling. The units on other floors have 3.1-metre ceilings.

The site has been built up so that even the units on the first storey will be overlooking the roofs of the neighbouring landed enclave. This, along with the high ceilings means that the patio units are a lot more desirable than they otherwise may have been. Each level has five units comprising of one, two and three-bedder configurations.

The showflat is located on Prince Charles Crescent, some distance from the actual site. It features one unit type, and it should be noted that all furniture including the blinds are from interior design firm Marquis.

Facility-wise, 35 Gilstead has everything you would expect from a small boutique development, including a gym and a 25-metre infinity pool.

3 Bed + Study Loft Unit Type C1 (1,249 sq ft)

Every unit has its own private lift, giving added privacy, security and peace of mind.

The configuration of the showflat is slightly different than what it would be in reality, with the living/dining room areas and the study being in the loft.

The space is easily large enough to have two separate areas for a lounge and dining section.

Marble flooring in all living and dining areas

Marble flooring can be found in all the living and dining areas.

Marble flooring is in all living and dining areas as well as the master bathroom. Bedrooms have solid timber, while stone is in the kitchen.

The kitchen may not be as aesthetically pleasing as in some luxury developments, but it is large and has high quality appliances. The quartz work surface looks slick, as do the cabinets, which are Snaidero and imported direct from Italy.

It features a large Bosch Fridge freezer, Bosch oven and washer dryer. There is a separate hob and hood. The one- and two-bedders will get a microwave oven, while the three-bedders will get an oven.

The bomb shelter is large and provides much needed storage space (or a helper’s bedroom) in a convenient place just off the kitchen.

Large bomb shelter

The bomb shelter is large and provides much needed storage space.

The second and third bedrooms can accommodate a queen-sized bed.

The master bedroom is a very good size, easily able to fit a king-sized bed, without sacrificing room for bedside tables or cabinets. It also has a nice en suite with a large basin, and a good quality quartz vanity top. It doesn’t have a bath, but the shower is roomy.

Shower is roomy

While there’s no bath, the shower space is roomy.

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The immediate vicinity around 35 Gilstead is a very tranquil neighbourhood, one that is both quiet and classy, with a lot of landed properties. That said though, you do not have to go far at all to enter into the beating heart of Newton and enjoy the large array of amenities it offers.

Newton food court for example is just a few minutes’ walk away.

Newton food court

Newton food court.

For shoppers, there are many malls within a very easy drive of the development. These include United Square, Velocity, Square 2, Goldhill Shopping Centre and Novena Square.

The area is hard to beat when it comes to schools as well, from primary up to tertiary and international establishments.

Primary Schools

– Anglo-Chinese School

– St. Joseph’s Institution

– Raffles Girls’ Primary School

Secondary Schools

– Balestier Hill Secondary

– Nanyang Girls’ High School

Tertiary and International Institutions

– The Institution of Engineers Singapore

– German European School Singapore Main Campus (Kindergarten and Secondary)

– Hwa Chong International School

– Italian Supplementary School

– Hollandse School

– Singapore Korean International School

Walking to Newton MRT station which is on the Downtown and North South lines will take about six minutes. It is slightly uphill on the way home, so will take a couple of minutes more. Novena, one stop up on the North South line is about a 10-minute walk. The CTE and PIE are both an easy drive from the development.

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The fact that 35 Gilstead only has 70 units will appeal to a lot of people, as it will retain the exclusive, almost personal atmosphere that is all too easily lost in the larger developments. It benefits greatly from its location as well, which offers a perfect balance of quiet, peaceful tranquillity yet still with everything you need a stone’s throw from your doorstep. That balance is hard to achieve, especially for a new development, and it is one by which often proves the difference between success and failure, desirable and run of the mill.

35 Gilstead is also a freehold property. That is a rarity in District 11, especially this part of District 11.

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Romesh Navaratnarajah

Romesh Navaratnarajah is Senior Editor at PropertyGuru. He leads the Singapore news team and writes for the fortnightly tabloid PropertyGuru News & Views.