It is high time for everyone to live up to their sumptuous lifestyle fantasies with the launch of the brand new destination ‘STARS OF KOVAN’. The property is being developed on the last vacant piece of land available at the Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore. This apartment has the potency to attract a lot of property lovers and other buyers for investments in several condominiums available in the apartment. Even before the completion this apartment has already created a lot of hype in the market and a buzz in the minds of probable buyers owing to the cult central location of the apartment and the band of amenities and aspects that it is going to offer. The first level of the apartments is however meant for commercial purposes with the residential complexes above these. These apartments are all set to be one of the most luxurious apartments in the locality.
These properties also have Strata houses available for the buyers which are uncommon in case of large apartments like these. With all these facilities that the developers of the apartment have planned to make available to the buyers, this property is sure to bring about a revolution in the real estate world by blending the luxury with convenience in a perfect ratio. The developers of the property are quite trusted in the State and have employed the best of the architects and workers to get the best work output. The team ensures that the apartment design will be one of its kind and flawless. The real estate property construction is being carried out in full swing and is all set to be accomplished by the ear 2020.
THE WORKFORCE BEHIND THE DREAM PROJECT
The master planning for this property was carried out after 11 specialised developers could secure an area in the Upper Serangoon Road which is purely a residential area. However the planning and execution of the upcoming dream project was initiated by Asset Legend Limited which is a subsidiary of Cheung Kong Property Group after winning the tender. This dream property is associated with some of the great names in the field with COEN Design International for the landscape design and Team Design Architects taking responsibility of the apartment design and planning.
The company who has been handling the construction work of Stars of Kavan is one of the most trusted names in the segment and an estimate of its net worth was found to be 41 billion dollars as of December 2015. With the branches of the company extending to United Kingdom and Bahamas apart from Singapore, the company has earlier been the backbone behind various major projects including Costa Del Sol, Cairnhill Crest, Thomson Grand, Marina Bay Suites etc.
The architectural works of the project are being carried out by one of the front line companies in the field. Team Design Architects has been the main designer company in a number of big projects and properties since its inception in the year 1997. With a strong experience in the field, this company has extended its branches beyond Singapore to Dubai, Fujairah and Malaysia. They provide the much required professional touch to every work of theirs. Excellence through innovation has been the motto of this company and the key fact behind the marvellous works carried out by them. The company gives the best work output by taking the necessary care of the environment.
The landscaping duties associated with the project have been handed over to COEN Design International Company. The company takes pride to be the designer behind all the major real estate projects. A balanced care towards the environment has been the working principle of the company which pays equal attention to the environment and works without hampering or tampering with the environment. The projects designed by COEN Design International Company are wonders for the eyes of the people.
THE POSH LOCATION OF STARS OF KOVAN
The Stars of Kovan is being built on the junction of the exclusively residential areas Upper Serangoon Road and Tampines Road in the District 19 of Singapore which is well known for the extravagant lifestyle for the residents. The location gives the dream project an easy accessibility from the all the regions by any preferred mode of transport. The site is just a couple of minutes walk from the Kovan MRT station adding to the ease of commutation. All bus interchanges also fall within walkable distance from the site.
The site is prominent in the network of all cab operators and the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway and Tampines Expressway are easily accessible through the connecting roads. The residents of the apartment can get each of their requirements served easily without having to travel far. The location of the apartment is easily accessible from all urban amenities. One can enjoy shopping at one of the malls within a short range from the Stars of Kovan like NEX, Kovan Heartland Mall, Hougang Mall etc. The recreational thirst of the public is suitably quenched by locations like Bishan Park, Ang Mo Kio Hub which are just a small drive away from the mixed development property.
THE RANGE OF EXTRAVAGANT AMENITIES ASSOCIATED WITH STARS OF KOVAN CONDO
The ultimate project by the Asset Legend Limited Company has created a lot of anticipation and excitement in the minds of the buyers in context of the amenities that the apartment is going to provide to the residents. The Company has left no stone unturned to make the best of the facilities available to the residents. The Stars of Kovan is all set to provide unmatched facilities and jazz up the whole meaning of luxury. The condominiums are designed in an optimal way to give maximum space and allow more of lights to come in along with a good ventilation. The internal designer company Team Design Architects have packed these properties with designer fittings with an assurance of durability and elegance. The kitchens are to be furnished with the best in class appliances which would redefine the whole cooking experience. The bathrooms would be adorned with various designer bathware making it no lesser than a spa.
Beyond all these facilities for the personal use, the residents would be provided with a lot of additional facilities like swimming pools, spas to enhance the living experience. The beautiful gardens would serve a major role in socialising purposes. Exclusive dining areas equipped with special barbeque pits would add to the charms of the apartment apart from the regular amenities like Gymnasium, game rooms, meeting rooms etc. The first level of the apartment which is specially designed for the commercial purposes would also give the residents a lot more shopping and dining options. These all facilities come in addition to a huge parking space and a 24×7 security, which would make the stay comparable to a fantasy. A sky bridge at the top most level provides a connecting link between different blocks. One can get a great panoramic view of the complete Kovan area from this sky bridge.
A large number of eateries, a good number of reputed schools like Holy Innocents’ Primary School, Xinhua Primary School, Yuying Secondary School, Serangoon Junior college are easily accessible from the prime location of the project. The kitchen design of the residential units is made a compact one which limits all the cooking odours to the same kitchen. The innovative planning is uncommon among all the modern residential apartments. One can also move from block to block very easily without having to travel long distances around the buildings. The multi purpose balconies in the residential units can be restructured to form the dining area. This gives extra room for additional purposes.
STARS OF KOVAN: APARTMENT TYPES
The net area over which the project is being constructed is around 1 lakh square feet. As per the design, the project is going to have 395 residential apartments along with 46 retail shops. The residential units would be present as 4 blocks each of 17 storeys. The various types of apartments that are made available to the buyers include:
- 1 bedroom apartment – A net of 517 square feet
- 2 bedroom apartment – 732 to 764 square feet
- 3 bedroom apartment – 958 to 1023 square feet
- Strata houses – 1830 square feet
There would be 90 1 bedroom units, 240 2 bedroom units and 30 3-bedroom units that will be made available. The Strata houses would be 5 in total which would give rise to complementary benefits and privileges. The floor area of the retails shops would ideally lie somewhere in between 215 to 861 feet. The variety of options that are made available to the buyers in terms of the facilities and the floor area gives them the liberty to choose as per their fixed budget.
There have been several speculations and anticipations regarding the price quotes set by the developers for various types of units available in the project. The expected prices for several units are expected to be as under:
- 1 Bedroom apartment – $710,000 Singapore Dollars
- 2 Bedroom apartment – $1.03 million Singapore Dollars
- 3 Bedroom apartment – $1.37 million Singapore Dollars
The prices of the Strata Houses along with the exact prices of these flats would be announced on the date of launching of the project.
The interested buyers can pay a visit to the model flat to check out on the space, decorations, and the facilities that would be provided along with the flat. The show flat is located at the construction site itself at the Upper Serangoon Road.
A FEW NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT
Although the housing project is all set to redefine the entire living experience, it has a few negativities associated with it. The location of the project lies at the junction of upper Sernagoon Road and Tampines Road which are generally busy ones. So one can expect heavy traffic in the locality. However there are certain blocks which are faced in another direction and thus would not face the trouble. Although the parking spaces are quite large, they are less in numbers. There are 316 parking lots that are made available for 390 flats. Another major fact that may turn out to be a woe in a later phase is the common exit of the residential blocks as well as the commercial ones. One might face severe traffic issues in case of a large number of shoppers. Coming to the case of flats, the common bathroom lacks a ventilation source. The bathroom is completely closed providing zero ventilation. The design of the vents of the air conditioning system demands the closure of all windows for efficient operation which can hinder the natural air flow. Apart from all these issues, the project is a promising one when all the aspects and facilities are taken into consideration. The developers should take the necessary steps before the final launching of the project to avert the shortcomings that might rise due to these flaws. The project assures to provide the buyers with the flats of their dreams and would definitely live up to the expectations of the buyers.
The average price of the flats in the apartment per square feet comes to be around 1400 Singapore Dollars. The space per flat has been used in the most efficient way with very less wastage of space. The various aspects of Stars of Kovan can be well judged by a comparison with some other similar projects in the locality. As compared with the Kovan Melody [778 units, 2006] and Kovan Residences [521 units, 2011], the Stars of Kovan makes the flats available at better prices. But the per square feet price of the Stars of Kovan peaks when compared to the other two. This is indicative of lesser space in the Stars of Kovan units. The flat plans are well up to the mark. The developers have efficiently packed the flats with all advanced amenities in a lesser space.
It would be great to be associated with all the quality and the elegance by choosing Stars of Kovan rather than compromising on those few extra bucks. The flats in the Stars of Kovan would be a great option for personal investment rather than the stringent rental purposes. If one has ever fantasized of living in a posh locality with all the advanced amenities made available at the door step, then the Stars of Kovan provides just the perfect option. The apartment provides a great price to service ratio which makes it one of the best real estate projects to invest.