Sloane Residences is a freehold luxury condominium located along the leafy and tranquil Balmoral Road. It is a stone’s throw from Orchard Road, and within 1 km of 2 great local schools, Singapore Chinese Girls School and Anglo-Chinese School. Both these schools have strong alumni networks as well as a holistic academic and character development culture.
At 52 units, from 2-bedroom to 4-bedroom, large format configurations, Sloane Residences is obviously not for the masses. Prices range from S$2.4m for a 743sqft 2-bedder to S$4.5m for a 1496sqft 4-bedder. At this price and with such few units within, this condominium is perfect for those seeking privacy and quietness when they return home.
What we like about Sloane is the fact that despite the relatively small plot of land, the architects have put in a lot of thought to ensure all apartments here do not look directly into neighbouring units. Ceiling height starts from 3.2m, which is above the average, to a whopping 6m. This gives all rooms within the apartment a wonderful sense of space. And the lux feel is further accentuated by imported Italian marble flooring, Italian kitchen cabinets, Swiss appliances and German sanitaryware. There is tremendous attention to detail within the apartment, all to pamper its occupants.
Of course, its location in the centre of Singapore, means easy access everywhere, regardless of whether you drive or take public transport.
And to add to everything desirable about Sloane Residences, as of now, it is still one of the best priced new condominiums in this exquisite enclave.
Every Singaporean parent knows the benefit of putting your child in a premium primary school, preferably one that has a great educational program, a nurturing culture, an affiliation to higher education and a faithful and strong alumni. Two such schools reside within 1 km of Sloane Residences.
Singapore Chinese Girls School (SCGS) was started in July 1899 with only seven girls. But it is built on a strong belief in providing holistic and balanced education. It’s vision is to develop capable women of character and relevance. Having benefited from its education, many alumni of SCGS have gone on to forge distinctive careers and have remained connected to the school and contributed to the nurturing of its current students.
Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) was founded in 1886 and is connected to ACS Secondary as well as ACS Junior College.It is an all-boys school that is rooted on academic excellence, strength of character and christian service. Its vision is to produce young gentlemen of character, capability and creativity. Like SCGS and other missions schools, ACS has a strong and active alumni that return to their alma mater and contribute towards the continued education of its current cohort.
Balmoral Road is a leafy stretch of road that connects Bukit Timah Road to Stevens Road. Along this road are freehold condominiums of varying age. The newest one being Goodwood Grand which was completed in 2017. While Balmoral Road is a purely residential road, it is close to Balmoral Plaza (off Bukit Timah Road) which has a gourmet grocer, cafe and restaurants, and to Stevens Road, which has 2 hotels, namely Mercure and Novotel, with their own F&B outlets. All these are within walking distance from Sloane Residences.
Data drawn from URA and several sources show that the average price of properties in this area has increased by 75% over the last 10 years, and 155% over the last 20 years. From an investment perspective, there is tremendous upside potential for Sloane Residences.
Sloane Residences sits on a respectable plot of 38,942sqft. The architects have done an excellent job of separating the building into 2 inter-connected blocks. A low rise comprising 2-bedroom apartments with very high ceiling and a very open concept that sets them apart from every other 2-bedroom apartment today. This is ideal for singles and young families. It’s Singapore’s hanging garden with greenery that surrounds the block, front, side and back. Then there is a high-rise block with 4 units per floor, comprising of 3- and 4-bedroom units. The single loading design allows the architect to design lots of windows for flow through air ventilation and natural lighting. The whole building is set back from Balmoral Road to ensure minimal interference from road noise. And the blocks are designed such that the units do not look directly into the rooms of neighbouring condominiums. So this project is great for those who enjoy quiet luxury. Come home to luxurious Bianco Carrara marble floors, Valcucine kitchen cabinetry, V-Zug appliances and Grohe bathroom fittings. Then go to the infinity swimming pool for a dip or take your dog to the inhouse dog run. Ah…c’est la vie!