Colonial-inspired modern living at Park Colonial
Relive the rich heritage of the past in the highly anticipated Park Colonial development
The colonial era is one that is full of grandeur, elegance and style.
In the vicinity of Woodleigh Park, a collection of iconic colonial
black-and-white houses remain largely hidden away from the public eye.
Traditionally built for European and expatriate families from 1800s,
the houses are beautiful dames that hark back to colonial way of living
in the past, one that is poised yet relaxingly slow-paced.
It is with this sublime past in mind that developer CEL Unique
Development — a joint venture between CEL Development, Heeton Holdings
and KSH Holdings — conceptualised the Park Colonial, an up and coming
development that will take up the sprawling 210,404 sq ft land it
acquired in Woodleigh Lane.
The site where the tranquil development will sit right next to
Woodleigh MRT station and its design will be realised by award-winning
architectural firm ADDP Architects.
Its convenient location near Woodleigh MRT means that residents can
access the city centre (Dhoby Ghaut) in only five stops and enjoy good
connectivity to the rest of the island.
“Park Colonial takes its inspiration from the quaint but stately
estate of nearby Woodleigh Park, one of Singapore’s preserved colonial
quarters established in the last century,” says Mr Markus Cheng,
associate partner of ADDP.
Facilities and landscaping that spark nostalgia
Park Colonial’s landscaping feature lush, expansive lawns and
beautiful tea gardens to bring back the ambience of a colonial
lifestyle. It brings to mind languid afternoons, charming garden parties
and opulent cars on a sweeping driveway.
As visitors enter or leave, they will pass through the Colonial
Square. Like in the colonial past when visitors will be welcomed by a
doorman in fine livery and guided through the main doors, the arrival
porch offers a grand welcome to all who grace their presence at Park
At the heart of the development, the clubhouse — named Colonial Club —
has a uniquely elevated ceiling soaring 10 metres high. This lofty
foyer not only frames the garden views but also allows daylight to
enter, creating a wonderful play of shadows against the façade screens.
“Taking after the form and space of colonial villas and statehouses, we
offer a contemporary interpretation of the functionality and
timelessness of tropical colonial design, welcoming residents through a
generously-overhanging portico and spacious patio that leads into the
luxurious interior,” explains Mr Cheng, adding that the Colonial Club is
Park Colonial’s crown jewel.
The rest of the scenery blossoms around Colonial Club, with a 50-metre
long cantilevered lap pool looking like a plateau of water that
overhangs bravely out onto the undulating and sweeping contours of the
the magnificent grounds with lush landscaping are full of character,
offering sensuous journeys through a palette of lawn decks on one end
and dense vegetation against the sound of flowing water on the other.
Beautiful light-filled pavilions surrounded by lush greenery allow residents to have get-togethers with friends and family.
As Mr Cheng eloquently puts it: “The experience of time and day
passing through the evolving of the landscape, much as how we revel in
the nostalgia of the colonial era, is celebrated here in the spirit of
Indeed, Park Colonial is all about living that embraces the past
while looking to the future — a celebration of the finest in both the
historic, as well as the modern times. Colonial yet modern, it offers
its future residents a relaxing, luxurious and well-connected abode with
the MRT at its doorstep.
Adapted from The Straits Times B.Insider. June 11 2018