Sembawang EC’s smart homes draws crowds

Romesh NavaratnarajahApril 11, 2016

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Artist’s impression of The Visionaire, Singapore’s first EC with smart homes.

The Visionaire, the first executive condominium (EC) with smart homes, attracted keen interest on the first weekend of its opening.

More than 2,000 visitors turned up at the showflat in Wellington Circle over two days, and 400 e-applications were submitted for the 632 units, said developer Qingjian Realty.

The project comprises two- to four-bedroom units with sizes ranging from 721 sq ft to 1,582 sq ft. PropertyGuru understands that prices start from around $550,000 for a two-bedder.

Applicants indicated that they were attracted to the development’s smart features. These include the ability to monitor the movement of visitors, turn on the air-conditioner remotely, and motion sensor lighting.

“Visitors to our show units expressed their excitement and interest in the technology implemented at The Visionaire. They were also very keen on the prospect of being among the first in Singapore to live in an EC with smart homes,” said Li Jun, General Manager of Qingjian Realty.

In addition, residents can book the EC’s facilities through the HiLife smartphone app, which Qingjian launched last year.

Meanwhile, 65 of the three- and four-bedroom units feature Qingjian’s signature CoSpace concept. These apartments come with a flexible design, offering residents the option of reconfiguring their spaces to meet different lifestyle needs.

Located in Sembawang, the EC is within proximity to the future Canberra MRT station and Canberra Plaza, and Sembawang Shopping Centre.

E-applications for The Visionaire will close on 17 April, while bookings will commence on 23 April.

The 99-year leasehold project is expected to obtain its TOP in 2018.

Meanwhile, visitors can also visit the Home of the Future exhibit by Qingjian. Located next to the showflat, it showcases what homes will be like in the future.

 

Romesh Navaratnarajah, Senior Editor at PropertyGuru, wrote this story. To contact him about this or other stories email romesh@propertyguru.com.sg

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