It will have 38 to 40-storey blocks with 1,259 apartments.
Following a record bid last year of just over $1 billion, Hong Kong’s
Logan Property and China’s Nanshan Group will now open the showflat of
their Stirling Residences mega project in Queenstown for preview this Saturday (30 June).
Comprising three 38- to 40-storey blocks, the 99-year leasehold
project features 1,259 one- to four-bedroom apartments. Their sizes
range from 441 sq ft for a one-bedder to 1,346 sq ft for a four-bedder.
There are also six four-bedroom penthouses measuring between 1,959 sq ft
and 1,970 sq ft.
Indicative prices start from $848,000 for a one-bedder.
Located along Stirling Road in District 3, the project is close to
Queenstown MRT station and several malls including Queensway Shopping
Centre and Tiong Bahru Plaza. Nearby schools include Crescent Girls’
School, Gan Eng Seng Primary School and the Global Indian International
Featuring 80 facilities, the development is dotted with pavilions, swimming pools and lawns.
“The scarcity of new high-rise projects in District 3 makes Stirling
Residences a valued investment. This development is great for buyers who
want to be near important amenities without being in the clutter,” said
CB Chng, executive director at Logan Property Singapore.
“Its excellent location puts a host of readily available amenities at
the fingertips of residents. The Pan Island Expressway and Ayer Rajah
Expressway are also nearby, which provides enhanced connectivity to
other parts of the city.”
The 2.11ha site was awarded to Logan Property and Nanshan Group in
May last year, after the consortium submitted the highest bid of over $1
The site was originally on the reserve list of the Government Land
Sales programme, but was triggered for sale when an unnamed developer
committed to a minimum bid of $685.25 million.
By: Romesh Navaratnarajah
Adapted from Propertyguru
Stirling Residences makes the cut
There has been a spate of property launches recently, but one in
particular caught my eye – simply because it has all the traits that
will make for an ideal property purchase.
I can’t get Stirling Residences out of my head for so many reasons.
Location, accessibility, views and facilities are just some of them.
Could this be the one condo to rule the rest out?
I had to find out, so I headed to its showflat, which thankfully, is
on the actual site of the development. This is important, as it gives me
an accurate feel of the condominium’s surroundings, as well as a better
sense of the neighbourhood and what I will face on a daily basis should
I choose to live there.
Location: double thumbs up
Stirling Residences sits along Stirling Road, and although I consider
myself quite familiar with the area, I was pleasantly surprised to find
that there was such a big plot of residential land – almost 230,000
sqft of it – tucked at one end of Stirling Road.
Everyone wants to live within a short walking distance to the MRT
station, but too close and you’ll be hit with unbearable traffic and
associated noise. Stirling Residences’ location scores highly for me –
not only is it just a three-minute walk to the Queenstown MRT station,
it is set back from the main road and located in a quiet corner of
Stirling Road, right next to a cluster of landed homes. It’s an unusual
but ideal combination that gives you the best of both worlds –
convenience and seclusion.
At the same time, it is close to the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) as
well as the Pan Island Expressway (PIE). This means hubby can drive to
his office in the Central Business District (CBD) very easily and I can
leave my car at home and take the train to wherever I want to go. Given
the high parking charges these days, that is becoming an increasingly
attractive mode of transportation for me.
And of course, everything from hawker centres, markets, eateries and
shopping malls to the library, schools and recreational facilities are
available in this mature estate. So I have absolutely no concerns
insofar as public amenities are concerned.
About threes and trees
At the sales gallery, I was introduced to Stirling Residences’
thematic play on the number three, which helped me visualise how the
development was conceived as a whole.
There are three ‘P’s upon which Stirling Residences is built – Position, Passion and Privilege.
Position refers to its prestigious location that is quiet yet
accessible; Passion to its staggering list of 80 facilities– from pools,
ponds, streams and pavilions to lawns, pods and social and sporting
amenities –in which you can recharge or unwind; and Privilege to
luxurious interior fittings and breathtaking views for all residents.
Apparently, there will be breath-taking views looking as far as the
sea. Living here, one can enjoy unblocked, panoramic views of the
tranquil sea, sparkling city or verdant greenery on shared sky and roof
terraces on various floors.
Talk about living it up! Considering that I have a penchant for
spectacular views from high floors, the very thought of savouring
million-dollar vistas from my home makes the last “P” especially
Meanwhile, the theme of three is a recurring one throughout the
1,259-unit development. It is located in District 3 and comprises three
high-rise towers – each with six sky terraces. Its lushly landscaped
grounds are conceptualised based on three forest themes. Each of the
rain forest, tropical forest and fern forest zones will be planted with
beautiful flora and peppered with distinctive pavilions.
I’ve been told the forest theme will infuse the landscaping and lend
cohesion to the facilities, creating a wonderland of greenery in which
residents can immerse themselves. I love living close to nature, so that
sounds absolutely alluring.
On top of that, 16 trees on the site are being conserved, with the
three largest ones located right by the entrance to the condo, giving
the term “grand arrival” extra meaning.
It occurred to me that three in Cantonese also sounds like the word
for “life”, so some buyers will undoubtedly find that a rather
auspicious association as well.
The living spaces
So, Stirling Residences boasts a top-notch location and extensive and
well-thought-out communal facilities – but what about the private
living spaces? What are they like and who are they suitable for?
I’m a pragmatist, so I look for sensible layouts that maximise the
use of space while still assigning bedrooms privacy. Judging by the
two-, three- and four-bedroom showflats – which give you plenty of luxe
interior decoration ideas – the layouts are well-planned and efficient,
with no wastage of space.
Each apartment will be luxuriously decked out in imported fittings
and appliances. I like that the developers – award-winning Logan
Property and Nanshan Group, which are both highly ranked amongst the Top
500 Chinese Enterprises – also offer buyers some flexibility to
interior design preferences.
Another plus for me are the balconies. I love them because they make
for a great intermediate space between indoors and outdoors and Stirling
Residences’ version are well-sized, useable and regular in shape. I can
see myself having breakfast and dinner there and growing my favourite
herbs and plants.
Not only that, Smart Home features such as an air-con control and
digital lockset are also built into the apartments, sparing me the need
to install them myself. Together with the condo’s concierge service that
can help with things like dry cleaning, housekeeping and party
management, I will be able to entertain friends and family safely,
conveniently and with style.
Given that Stirling Residences has a wide variety of unit sizes –
from one- and two-bedroom units all the way to three- and four-bedders
for larger families –I would expect a good mix of household types when
residents move in. The smaller units are perfect for the working
professional or couple, while the larger ones will comfortably house a
With more than 60 per cent of the units being one- to two-bedders,
the absolute amount needed to snag myself an apartment here is also a
lot more manageable. And if I decide to rent it out, I am confident that
the same characteristics that draw me to it will similarly draw tenants
who work in the CBD or nearby, including two MRT stops away at the
One-North R&D and high tech cluster in Buona Vista.
Stirling Residences offers such a complete package – from an
impressive location and amenities to convenience and a luxurious
lifestyle – that it’s really quite hard to resist.
Guess it’s time for a chat with my banker.
Adapted from The Business Insider July 2018