The Lilium is located in a landed enclave in District 19 with it being restricted to only five storeys which ensures that you still have a clear view of the surrounding neighbourhood…
5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19 How Sun Dr, Hougang / Punggol / Sengkang, Serangoon / Thomson (D19-20)
Developer: SingHaiyi Group
Address: 19 How Sun Drive
Site Area: 146,046 sq ft
Configuration: 250 units over 7 five storey blocks
Parking: 240 basement lots plus 10 private parking or the 10 maisonettes
Unit Types: 45 x 1 Bed (441 – 463 sq ft)
50 x 2 Bed (624 – 678 sq ft)
30 x 2 Bed + Study (678 – 700 sq ft)
40 x 3 Bed (850 – 915 sq ft)
35 x 3 Bed Premium (958 – 1,055 sq ft)
33 x 4 Bed (1227 – 1,313 sq ft)
10 x 4 Bed Maisonette (1292 – 1,841 sq ft)
7 x Penthouses (1808 – 1,862 sq ft)
TOP: July 2022
The Gazania is the first condo in Singapore to be launched as part of a twin launch, along with its neighbour and sister condo The Lilium. The two developments are very much their own entities though and should be viewed and considered as such.
Named after the night blooming flower, the marketing around this project has a night theme. However, like The Lilium, buyers have the choice of having a warm or cool look for their particular unit. This choice means there will be a difference in the carpentry, the flooring and the counter tops, giving residents the opportunity to match their home to their preferences and their existing furniture. The showflat has been kitted out in warm colours.
Of the two developments, The Gazania is considerably larger, giving a wider choice of unit types from one-bedders up to maisonettes and penthouses. The maisonettes have their own private parking space next to the basement entrance to the unit, reminiscent of a landed property. They also have what will effectively be their own private garden. Though the green space is open for all residents, in reality, it will not be used by anyone outside of that specific unit.
Facilities include a 50-metre infinity lap pool, spa pool, kids’ playground, clubhouse and BBQ pavilion. As well as being the first development to be marketed as part of a twin launch – something which makes perfect economic sense – it is also the first one to have its showflat and sales gallery inside an industrial unit (2nd floor 16 Tai Seng Street). This does mean that there is only one unit on display.
4 Bedroom (1,280.9 sq ft)
The living and dining room areas are large, with a minimum of 5.5 metres from wall to wall. They have been designed in a way that the lounge and dining areas are side by side, so that both get the benefit from the windows, as opposed to the dining room being tucked away by the kitchen.
The enclosed kitchen has glass on two sides that goes up to 1.75 metres in height. This allows more light into the cooking area and helps to keep the appearance of connectivity throughout the home.
The kitchen has porcelain floor tiles and a quartz counter top. It features an Electrolux fridge, built-in oven and gas hob & hood. The stainless-steel sink is by Franke, with a Grohe mixer.
The room off the kitchen could be put to a variety of uses, such as storage, a helper’s room or even a door into the living area. Units also come with a useful built-in shoe rack, freeing up space in other areas of the home.
Another neat addition that comes as a standard feature in all bedrooms is the so-called magic drawer. Not only does it provide extra storage space, it is also home to a full-length mirror.
The master bedroom can easily accommodate a king-sized bed and comes with a good sized en suite.
The junior master bedroom comes with an en suite of sorts, though the bathroom does share an entrance. The other bedrooms are a decent size, as is the third bathroom, which like all of the bathrooms in the units feature fixtures and fittings from Roca, Grohe and Laufen.
The Gazania is a less than five minutes’ walk to Bartley MRT.
The Gazania is a rare development in that it offers residents the landed enclave experience, but with incredible convenience in terms of transport and amenities, most of which are on its doorstep. It is close to the future Bidadari New Town, which is set to become an urban oasis, and will itself attract much investment and development to the area. The immediate surroundings are already blessed with much to attract potential residents however. Bartley MRT on the Circle Line is less than five minutes’ walk from the condo. Serangoon on the Circle and North East Lines, its bus interchange and NEX is less than a kilometre away. The result is that there are four interchanges within just three stops of your home, leading to all parts of the compass within the MRT map. Drivers will benefit from proximity to the CTE, PIE and KPE which again give easy access to all parts of the island.
When it comes to education, Paya Lebar Methodist Girl’s primary and secondary schools, Bartley Secondary, St Gabriel’s Secondary and Maris Stella High School are all within a kilometre of the development, with the latter two just 400 metres away.
Put into the simplest terms possible, the Gazania is an impressively designed and thought out development in a much sought-after location. It delivers on practically on all fronts, and the fact it is situated within the peaceful tranquillity of a private enclave is the icing on the cake. The cherry on that icing is its freehold status. This is going to be a popular development for both upgraders and investors. Its proximity to both Bartley MRT station and Serangoon is a huge plus point, and the future development around the Bidadari New Town means this area is set to thrive.
The dual launch should not confuse or put people off. The two developments stand up very much in their own right.