(This is a special feature by Oxley Holdings Ltd).
Located in a historic part of the city fringe, 1953 is a six-storey freehold mixed development located on the corner of Balestier Road and Tessensohn Road in the city’s coveted District 8. Comprising 58 well-appointed residences and 14 commercial units, the heritage-themed property by Oxley Holdings blends the neighbourhood’s rich history with modern amenities to create a contemporary property that adheres to the surrounding art deco architecture.
Vibrant District 8 is one of the island’s liveliest neighbourhoods, boasting an array of appetising hawker food, perennial Indian favourites, and upscale cafes and bars. The property’s proximity to educational institutes, including amongst others Saint Andrew’s Junior College and Global Indian International School, make the area an ideal base for families with kids of all ages. Retail therapy meanwhile can be found at the nearby City Square Mall and the 24-hour Mustafa Centre.
Winner of Best Heritage Development at PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2019
What sets 1953 apart from a number of other local residential developments is the attention to detail in preserving the traditional facades of Balestier Road’s renowned shophouses. The developer has restored the existing exteriors and embraced the detailing of the period throughout the residential and commercial spaces to breathe new life into the revamped block.
Meanwhile, facilities such as the open sky courtyard, landscaped public deck and shared pool put community at the heart of the property, while smart technology, including a mobile app and gateway device which controls all the smart home devices, ensures privacy and security for residents.
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“Capturing the essence of Art Deco with a contemporary interpretation, 1953 by Oxley Holdings Ltd features restored heritage shophouses with a modern backdrop development; a bold design concept reaching into the residential interiors, while new and old details are cohesively connected while a theatrical entrance adds necessary drama,” the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards judging panel noted.
For prospective buyers, the Heritage Series of units at 1953 feature interior fittings that ooze old-world charm like the shophouse-inspired floor tiles in the bathroom, capsule-shaped vanity mirror and the fluted glass used for the kitchen cabinets, reminiscent of the patterned glass windows that you find throughout the neighbourhood.
About Oxley Holdings Ltd
A relative newcomer to Singapore’s highly competitive property development sector, Oxley Holdings has cemented itself a reputation as one of the country’s most innovative real estate companies since its inception in 2010. Since listing on the SGX Mainboard in February 2013, The Group and has gone from strength to strength, launching more than 40 local properties, while its international presence continues to expand with a foothold currently in nine countries around the world.
The developer was recognised in the Best Office Architectural Design for Oxley Tower at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) in 2017, the same year Group CEO Ching Chiat Kwong collected the prestigious Real Estate Personality of the Year accolade. More recently, the Group took home four trophies, including Best New Private Condo Development for Kent Ridge Hill Residences and Best New Private Condo Architectural Design for The Verandah Residences at the 2019 event.