Verdale Project Review



  • Victor Kang
  • 6 October 2020

Project Name: Verdale Condo

Developer: COLI Singapore and CSC Land Group 

Project address: 2 De Souza Avenue Singapore 599458

Type: Condominium

No. of units: 258

No. of storeys: Five

Tenure: 99 years leasehold

District: 21

Configuration:  

Unit Type

Area (sqft)

No. of units

1 Bedroom

463-474

18

1-Bedroom + Study

560 – 570

5

2 Bedroom

614

33

2-Bedroom Deluxe

700 – 753

114

3 Bedroom

947

15

3-Bedroom Deluxe

1,001 – 1,033

39

4 Bedroom

1,410

22

4-Bedroom + Family Duplex Penthouse

1,518 – 1,528

9

5-Bedroom + Study Duplex Penthouse

1,873

3

Projected TOP: 2024

Parking lots + handicap lots: 258

Nearest MRT: Beauty World MRT (Downtown Line)

Site Area: 14,235 sqm (153,224 sqft)

Project Details

Tucked away in the private residential enclave of District 21, the 258-unit Verdale condominium by COLI Singapore and CSC Land Group brings an exclusive and tranquil getaway from the city surrounded by the lush landscape of Upper Bukit Timah. For those inspired by quality living, future residents will get to enjoy a rejuvenated Beauty World, which is due to get a facelift upgrading the area’s amenities, connectivity, and vibrancy. 

Centred around the ‘less is more’ mentality, Verdale’s minimal facilities are intended to maximise outdoor courtyard spaces and build an oasis of content and peaceful living. Similarly, residential units feature a unique quartet of Smart Space Solutions, with a similar intention in mind, encouraging space optimisation for greater practicality and peace of mind.

Inspired by the Japanese concept of (Shinrin-yoku, 森林浴) or ‘forest bathing, which advocates spending time immersed in greenery to connect with nature; Verdale condominium promises a relaxing environment free from the stress of urban life, inspiring residents to slow down and inspire your mind and soul. 

As such, the development provides a suitable environment for nature lovers or pet owners who can cherish the large green open spaces, and the substantial 2-bedroom units are perfect for newlyweds, empty nesters, retirees and so on, who can revel in the peace and privacy whilst remaining a close distance away from the convenience of Beauty World.

Verdale developer

COLI Singapore and CSC Land Group are leading global developers operating across China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. COLI has 41 years of property development and commercial management experience. 

Founded in Hong Kong in 1979, China Overseas Land & Investment Limited (COLI) is a China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) member and was awarded ‘China Blue Chip Real Estate Developer’ and ‘Leading Brand of China Real Estate Company’ for 15 consecutive years, COLI has been recognised as a star brand in China’s real estate industry. 

CSC Land Group has a rich parentage with China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), the world’s largest investment and construction conglomerate. Twin Vew, CSC Land’s 520 unit, 99-year leasehold condominium was nominated for “Best Private Condo Landscape Architectural Design” at the 8th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards. 

Verdale design

Verdale Condo will be a space which integrates modern sophistication and serenity. Spread across seven blocks and five storeys, each of the 280 residential units will feature a bold asymmetrical facade, creating both a sense of contemporary style and modernity. 

Verdale is designed with the value of being close to nature in mind, so residents and investors can expect all aspects of the development to embrace nature and its serenity, which is at the heart of the condo considering its proximity to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Bukit Batok Nature Park. 

The last few months have grounded the importance of a good home environment, one that is free from stress and serves as your own private live-play-work nest. Verdale is designed with this in mind. Some units are fitted with Smart Space Solutions that enhance livability by providing residents with aesthetic yet functional storage carefully installed with multi-use living in mind.

Verdale offers a wide range to choose from, ranging from 1-bedroom units to 5-bedders. Each residence is accompanied by four levels of living space, including a private car park basement, and has direct shelter access. The floor-to-ceiling windows are also enforced by anti-external-force glass systems.

Smart Space Solutions – The Four A’s

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Atelier and Armadio

Storage The Atelier verdale

The Atelier is the first space-saving solution, an exquisite kitchen island that simultaneously serves as a breakfast table, baking counter, study desk, work meeting station, and a gorgeous countertop all at once. These provide the four-bedroom apartments and five-bedroom Duplex Penthouses with additional in-built storage space to keep surfaces clear from clutter.

verdale armadio smart storage solutions

The Armadio puts a functional twist on your regular windows by providing additional countertop and storage space.

alcove smart space verdale condo

The Alcove is an upscale display shelf embedded serving as a display case for antiques or family photographs or a functional station for your house and car keys (or masks and hand sanitizer!).

armoire smart space verdale

armoire smart space verdale condo

These premium and functional solutions are available in selected units, design and layout is dependent on the varying unit types.

Fittings and furnishings

  • Smart Home Gateway With IP Camera
  • Smart Voice Assistant
  • Smart Ling Control
  • Smart Digital Lockset
  • Smart Air-Conditioner Control
  • Smart Door Bell With Built-In Camera
  • Smart Community
  • Smart Booking
  • Smart Parcel
  • Smart Audio Video intercom

Verdale site plan

verdale site plan

The 1 bedroom units are situated in blocks 12, 6 and 2, with some of the A1 units facing Jalan Jurong Kechil. The 1 bedroom + study (A3SP and A4SP) units are spread across the 1st level of blocks 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16.

The 2 bedroom units occupy levels 1-5 of all blocks. Whilst the 2 bedroom deluxe units are more frequent on the higher levels of all blocks.

The 3 bedroom units are facing De Souza Avenue from blocks 14 and 16. Meanwhile the 3 bedroom deluxe units are tucked away from the main road in blocks 10 and 8 mostly, and 6 and 14.

The 4 bedroom units are situated within the residence, closer to the facilities and away from the main road in blocks 2, 12, 14, and 16. 

Lastly, the penthouse units take up the 5th levels of blocks 8, 10, 14, and 16 and are all facing away from the main road. The 5 bedroom penthouse + study units face the inside of the residence.

Interested to get a unit at Verdale? See all available units for sale on PropertyGuru.

Type D1 (4 Bedroom) review

These 4 bedroom units feature an open and welcoming living space, with a large living room that can fit both the dining and living space, located next to the open kitchen allowing for a grand social and entertaining set-up, or a great family area for everyone to spend some time together.

The kitchen features plenty of additional storage space to keep pots, pans, and appliances tucked away neatly, including the The Armadio pictured below. There’s also a built-in wine fridge below the oven. Residents can maximise counter space for food preparation and decoration, and reserve the back end of the kitchen for laundry and housekeeping needs.

verdale condo kitchen storage

Bedroom 1 is spacious, here it has a single bed to fit a desk but it could easily accomodate a larger one with a different configuration.

verdale condo bedroom

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Due to the large closet space, additional storage may not even be needed here. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have a classy layout with minimal extras but can easily fit in a TV stand or additional storage space if needed. Both bedrooms run along the window portion of the flat, ensuring plenty of natural light during the day.

The shared bathroom is spacious and functional with plenty of built-in storage space and tall mirrors and ceilings which add to the grandeur.

verdale 4-bedroom master bedroom

 

Lastly, the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom at the end of the unit are fit for royalty. Here you can see the bedroom has its own private balcony which opens up the space, the ‘levitating’ bed and accompanying lounge chair and nightstand gives the room an elegant hotel feel. The room features two separate closets which lead to the sizable bathroom and shower.

Type B6 (2-bedroom deluxe) review

verdale 2 bedroom living room

The 2-bedroom units are fitted with a well-designed kitchen that can easily accommodate two or more people at once without feeling too cramped and is equipped with all necessary utilities for a couple, newlyweds, retirees or a young professional to cook up a storm.

penrose 2-bedroom kitchen

The kitchen opens up to a glorious living space with a stretched layout which connects the sofa-chair dining area to the living room which spills out into the balcony. The 753 sq ft unit feels anything but restrictive.

verdale condo 2 bedroom

The common bedroom has been converted into a studio/home office here, showcasing the potential of using the unique windowsill as a nice workspace by the window, or double as a cosy reading corner plenty of natural light.

verdale 2-bedroom bathroom

The guest bathroom is spacious with its high ceilings and large standing shower. Once again, storage spaces are aplenty tucked away neatly behind the mirrors, below the sink, and in the shelving above the toilet.

verdale 2 bedroom master bedroom

 

The master bedroom comes with additional storage space thanks to the sleek Armoire and closet spaces which run along the wall neatly.

Meanwhile, the master bathroom is grand and functional, with more storage below the sink and behind the mirror.

Type C5 (3-bedroom deluxe) review

The 3 bedroom deluxe, 1,033 sq ft units have an optimised layout, with a spacious living space which combines a sofa and chair dining set up, right behind the glass wall is the kitchen, set up for a convenient hosting or family dining situation.

The kitchen is well equipped with storage space thanks to the Armadio, is ergonomic for multiple people preparing and cooking at once, and even fits a sizable pantry (or storage) space with a bathroom if needed!

The hallway branches off into the bedrooms, bedroom 1 is designed with a unique platform single bed and a hanging table. The room could easily accommodate a larger bed and additional shelving due to the high ceiling.

verdale condo review

Bedroom 2 has been displayed as a nursery, with quaint wallpapering and a comfortable amount of floor space left. Of course, the bedroom could fit a single bed + desk or queen size bed along the window. Across the hall is the shared bathroom, which like all the bathrooms seen so far has no shortage of storage space.

verdale condo review verdale-condo-3-bedroom-master-bedroom

At the end of the hall sits the master bedroom with plenty of natural light, giving it a nice open and bright feel.

Verdale facilities

Verdale will host a number of facilities which are curated towards providing a serene environment away from the fast pace of city life. There are spaces for families to exercise and stay active. And other facilities for leisure and relaxation. The Veranda Club hosts the residence’s outdoor dining room, waterfront lounge, screening room, and gastronomy room.

The shared communal spaces and facilities such as the clubhouse and swimming pool provides the feel of a vibrant landed community, amidst the tranquil environment. 

Other facilities include:

  • Forest Bathing ponds
  • Open la
  • Kid’s pool
  • Aqua Gym
  • Tree walk boulevard
  • Adventure playground
  • 3G fitness corner
  • Herb garden
  • Foot reflexology station
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Location

One of the unique selling points of Verdale is its extremely strategic and convenient location within the city. For families with children looking to attend school, there are several reputable schools and childcare centres in the area (see list below).

In addition, the nearby Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, Beauty World Plaza, and Cheong Chin Nam Road eateries make Verdale the perfect fit for individuals or families who want all the modern comforts of being close to various amenities.

Situated in the heart of Bukit Timah, in the green enclave between Bukit Batok Hillside Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, the location of Verdale is unparalleled.

Verdale accessibility

verdale condo project review

Verdale is located about 14 mins (1.2 km) by foot from the Beauty World MRT on the Downtown Line (DTL), which is quite a distance and is something you should take note of if you rely on the MRT to get to work.

verdale condo project review

Furthermore, the CBD is also quite a distance away; the travel time from Beauty World MRT to Downtown MRT will take you roughly about 37 mins via the DTL.

verdale condo project review

For those who drive, expect about 24 minutes drive to reach Raffles Place.

Located just six minutes of some of the island’s major and convenient expressways such as the Pan Island Expressway (PIE), Kranji Expressway (KJE), and Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) ensures multiple links around Singapore.

You can also reach Raffles Place by taking busses 174, 157, 66 or 970  — the closest bus stop is located along Jalan Jurong Kechil (3 mins walk).

Verdale nearby shopping malls, supermarkets, hawker centres 

  • Bukit Timah Shopping Center
  • Bukit Timah Plaza
  • Jew Kit Hainanese Chicken Rice
  • Hello Café
  • Beauty World Shopping Centre
  • Bukit Timah Market & Food Center
  • MiCasa Kitchen and Bar
  • Woorinara Korean Restaurant
  • Carpenter & Cook Bakery Cafe
  • J- Cube

Verdale nearby schools (within 2km radius)

  • Bukit Timah Primary School
  • Yusof Ishak Secondary School
  • The Garden House Preschool
  • Anthony Primary
  • Margaret’s Secondary
  • Hwa Chong Institution
  • Queensway Secondary
  • Nanyang Primary School
  • Keming Primary School
  • Bukit View Primary School Methodist Girls’ School
  • Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School

Verdale nearby amenities

Being close to nature is another attractive factor of Verdale, as it is also located near a wealth of stunning parks and nature reserves.

  • Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
  • Bukit Batok Town Park
  • Bukit Batok Nature Park
  • Bukit Batok Hillside Park
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Analysis

Verdale price

Verdale is expected to have a breakeven ranging between $1,640 and $1,700 psf, according to their website.

Verdale: 2019 URA Master Plan

verdale 2019 ura master plan

If you look at Verdale’s location on the 2019 URA Master Plan, you’ll notice the large plots of Reserved Sites (yellow). Though there’s no detailed plan for it yet, expect more residential homes judging on large residential plots surrounding the development (beige). So, depending on how you see it, it could  

Verdale: Beauty World URA Master Plan

As part of the 2019 Master Plan,the future Beauty World Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) which will boost the convenience and accessibility of residents in the area. Connected to the DTL via Beauty World, the  ITH will serve as a bus interchange and potentially will be connected to the Cross-Island Line (CRL). The interchange will also provide seamless underground transport to surrounding malls such as The LINQ and Bukit Timah and Bukit Timah Market & Food Centra via an overhead bridge.

Nearby will be the future Bukit Timah Community Building, which will consist of new amenities including a community centre, indoor sports hall, library, market, and hawker centre.

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Summary

With its prime location and superb facilities, Verdale condo is a great choice which also has access to the CBD. The interior and amenities of Verdale are perfect for those who seek an organized and comfortable environment. 

The lush and tranquil landscape of Verdale site lends itself to the nearby green open spaces of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Little Guilin and the Rail Corridor. Verdale benefits from the cosiness of Beauty World and Upper Bukit Timah whilst remaining a mere 20-minute drive from the city centre. 

As such, Verdale is well suited for young families, young professionals, empty nesters, and retirees due to the proximity to nearby amenities and top ranking schools in the area.

The Verdale sales gallery is located at Jalan Seh Chuan, next to Beauty World MRT
station. It is jointly marketed by ERA Realty Network Pte Ltd, Orange Tee & Tie Pte Ltd and PropNex International Pte Ltd.

 

For enquiries please call 6221 8899, or check out units for sale on PropertyGuru

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