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What Makes A Property "Well Designed"? A Look at 8 Award-Winning Projects

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What Makes A Property
What Makes A Property "Well Designed"? A Look at 8 Award-Winning Projects

Investing in well-designed properties pay off in spades not only because these are visually appealing, but also because these tend to have other long-term benefits. A good design is inextricably linked with aesthetics, innovation, and function, and anyone who values superb design will be willing to pay a premium for products or services that deliver on all these aspects.

Several of these properties were recognised at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) for having design characteristics that make them worthy investments.

Good Designs Command A Higher Premium

Look no further than Apple and Starbucks for proof that companies that invest in an impactful visual design often enjoy a highly lucrative business. The same applies in real estate.

People do decide to invest in a property because of its superior design more than anything else. By that measure, anyone could be drawn to a splendid-looking condominium like The Hyde by Aurum Land. The Best Boutique Condo Interior Design winner impresses with its sleek and sculptural façade, but its meticulously designed interiors are just as impressive.

The Hyde penthouse
The Hyde penthouse

The Hyde penthouse

The Hyde roof club
The Hyde roof club

The Hyde roof club

Its one- to four-bedroom apartments are fitted with the finest fixtures and fittings from Gessi and Laufen which offers even greater value, while design touches like the natural oak timber flooring and fine marble also make a big impact.

Beside aesthetic indulgence, this property offers much more. Future homeowners in this Balmoral Road development will have access to a suite of amenities including an array of pools, play areas, yoga deck, and an outdoor sky terrace overlooking views of Goodwood Hill.

Browse The Hyde units for sale on PropertyGuru.

A stunning development like Ki Residences at Brookvale (Winner, Best Private Condo Interior Design & Best Sales Gallery Architectural Design; Highly Commended, Best Private Condo Development & Best Private Condo Landscape Architectural Design) also commands attention.

Ki Residences clubhouse
Ki Residences clubhouse

Ki Residences clubhouse

This residential project by developer Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd (Winner, Best Residential Developer) takes inspiration from the Japanese word “Ki”, the basis for most Japanese words denoting good energy and trees.

Ki Residences main entrance
Ki Residences main entrance

Ki Residences main entrance

Ki Residences balcony view
Ki Residences balcony view

Ki Residences balcony view

The landscape surrounding the Japanese-concept property development is bounded by a “forest of trees”. Other than its nature-inspired concept, units at Ki Residences feature thoughtful design choices. Units have fully equipped and integrated kitchen that comes with large format engineered stone countertop and backsplash, and are equipped with enclosed storage and open shelving for practical usage; it’s these little touches that ultimately set it apart.

Browse Ki Residences units for sale on PropertyGuru.

Good Designs Are Often Eco-friendly

More developers are combining great designs with eco-friendly features, and projects like Frasers Tower (Winner, Best Smart Building Development & Best Green Office Development) is a fine example. Frasers Property Singapore’s project comes with highly functional designs and environment-friendly features that will serve the needs of businesses and communities.

Frasers Tower entrance
Frasers Tower entrance

Frasers Tower entrance

Frasers Tower
Frasers Tower

Frasers Tower

Its office spaces encourage collaboration, while its energy- and resource-efficient features, such as natural ventilation, motion sensors in toilets, and water management systems, make it a top choice for businesses and individuals looking for an eco-friendly workplace.

This smart building also comes with three levels of greenery and end-of-trip facilities, with bicycle parking lots that have lockers and changing rooms, encouraging an environment-friendly approach to one’s work-life routine.

The Atelier dining area
The Atelier dining area

The Atelier dining area

The Atelier
The Atelier

The Atelier

Similarly, Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited’s The Atelier (Highly Commended, Best Luxury Condo Development) is built with environmentally friendly materials and integrates energy- and water-saving functions that can put its residents’ minds at ease knowing they live in an earth-friendly residence.

Browse The Atelier units for sale on PropertyGuru.

Good Designs Let in Plenty of Natural Light

Living in a house designed to let in an abundance of natural light reduces your utility bill, resulting from lower electricity consumption. Getting your daily dose of vitamin D through natural light is also great for your health.

The two- to four-bedroom apartments in Park Nova (Winner, Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development & Best Condo Development – Singapore and Highly Commended, Best Ultra Luxury Condo Architectural Design) will be imbued with plenty of natural light, which illuminate the spacious interiors.

Park Nova
Park Nova

Park Nova

Park Nova
Park Nova

Park Nova

Shun Tak Holdings’s luxury residential development easily stands out in Tomlinson Road and Orchard Boulevard. Future residents will never lack brightness and at the same time, have sweeping views of the vast greenery in this exclusive neighbourhood.

Browse Park Nova units for sale on PropertyGuru.

Good Design Accounts for Space

Maintaining tranquility in the house contributes to harmonious living, especially for big families. With the ongoing pandemic and beyond, space is an amenity worth paying for. Houses in Belgravia Ace (Winner, Best Strata Housing Development) by Fairview Developments Pte Ltd (Winner, Best Landed Developer) offers more than sufficient room for even large families to live and do what they love.

Belgravia Ace semi-detached home
Belgravia Ace semi-detached home

Belgravia Ace semi-detached home

The glass façade of the row of houses in this affluent residential enclave give them a luxurious look. Inside these houses, one will find exquisitely designed interiors that are elegant and roomy, while amenities like swimming pool, barbecue pit, and gym serve as an extension of residents’ living quarters.

Belgravia Ace lap pool
Belgravia Ace lap pool

Belgravia Ace lap pool

Browse Belgravia Ace units for sale on PropertyGuru.

Good Design Allows for Customisation

Customisable features give people control over how they want their homes to be, which can enhance their lifestyle and work-life experiences. It is certainly fulfilling to be able to personalise the spaces where you spend most of your time.

Midtown Bay network hub
Midtown Bay network hub

Midtown Bay network hub

Midtown Bay view from Nicoll Highway
Midtown Bay view from Nicoll Highway

Midtown Bay view from Nicoll Highway

Customisation is one of the many benefits awaiting residents at Midtown Bay (Winner, Best WFH Development), a property by GuocoLand (Winner, Best Developer) situated in the mixed-use development Guoco Midtown. Midtown Bay is deceptively simple, but in this simplicity comes flexibility. Living and working in this part of the CBD gives one the ability to transform one’s residence into a home office, and vice versa, with ease. It also comes with access to the members-only Network Hub social hub next door.

Browse Midtown Bay units for sale on PropertyGuru.

Flexibility is also incorporated into the Chiu Teng Group’s CT Foodchain (Highly Commended, Best Industrial Development). The industrial project located in Pandan Loop will be ideal for F&B businesses looking for food production facilities that can serve a range of functions, from large-scale kitchen to small-scale cloud kitchens.

CT Foodchain
CT Foodchain

CT Foodchain

Small and medium enterprises can benefit from being able to customise their operating facilities at CT Foodchain thanks to features like top-of-the-line cold room facilities and large-scale central kitchens. Its advantageous designs ensure SMEs operate their business safely and efficiently.

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