Kent Ridge Hill Residences Review
Welcome to your new home. Sitting comfortably on a grassy slope in 50 South Buona Vista Road, Kent Ridge Hill Residences by Oxley is surrounded by lush trees and spectacular views in every direction. The modern development seems to get swallowed up into the hillside, with its beautiful low-profile and functional design. From split level floor plan, modern home exterior, amazing party deck and waterside banquets, to contemporary interior designs and so much more! The collection of 548 units of 1 to 5 bedrooms and strata landed houses is uniquely designed and are surrounded by a tree lined hillside with panoramic views of the sea, enhanced by a host of bespoke experiences, available exclusively for owners and their guests.
Hidden in plain sight
Kent Ridge Hill Residences is one of the branded residences by the award-winning developer, Oxley. Oxley assures owners of impeccability throughout, from the setting, architecture and design, to the superior comforts and exceptional facilities. The development features just 11 impressive five-storey blocks, ranging from one to five bedrooms and varying in size approximately from 474 sq. ft. 1,787 sq. ft., whereas the 50 strata landed houses comprises units that range from 1,808 sq. ft. to 2,067 sq. ft., featuring four to five bedroom layouts.
Source: Oxley Holdings Limited
Perched on a hilly terrain, Kent Ridge Hill Residences are set amidst Kent Ridge Park and is positioned to maximise the awesome panorama. The priority for the homeowners was a design that enhanced the surroundings – not something to outdo them – which was the driving force for architects, ADDP Architects and Ecoplan Asia. Influenced by the locale, an inspirational design concept draws on cultural and ecological contexts to conjure an inviting atmosphere with a tangible sense of space and belonging. The architecture also reflects the contours of the landscape, blending with nature to curate a warm and welcoming aura of luxurious authenticity.
The lay of the land
Kent Ridge Hill Residences is a home that is hard to leave. It possesses the most desirable hillside living address in land scarce Singapore and you will find all you need right outside your door. Firstly, we will address on accessibility. Kent Ridge Hill Residences is approximately 500 m away from Pasir Panjang MRT Station which operates the Circle Line. To commute on the North East Line, you will just need to travel to 3 stations to arrive at Harbourfront MRT Interchange Station. When you travel 4 stations in the opposite of Harbourfront MRT Interchange Station from Pasir Panjang MRT Station, you will arrive at Buona Vista MRT Interchange Station where you could easily transit to the East West Line.
For those who prefer to drive, Kent Ridge Hill Residences is approximately 15 minutes’ drive away to the Orchard Shopping Belt. If you are working at the Central Business District (CBD) or Marina Bay Financial Centre, it will take you approximately 15 minutes via the West Coast Highway to drive to work from your hillside home. Strategically located, Kent Ridge Hill Residences is highly accessible through an integrated network of roads. For those who are working at Mapletree Business City, it is only 4 minutes’ drive away from your Kent Ridge Hill home, whereas if you work at one-north or Singapore Science Park Two, it is only a 6 minutes’ drive to work. The development is directly accessible to the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and is easily linked to other expressways such as the Central Expressway (CTE), the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) and the East Coast Parkway (ECP) – providing you with island-wide connections to wherever you please.
In terms of retails and shopping, residents of Kent Ridge Hill Residences can just head down to the nearest Alexandra Retail Centre which is just 1 train station away. Residents can also shop for their supplies from the numerous shops at Icon @ Pasir Panjang or the West Coast Plaza which are just a few bus stops away or a short drive from home at Kent Ridge Hill Residences. If and when you are ready to shop ‘til you drop – do it in style at Singapore’s largest shopping mall, Vivo City which is just 2 train stations or a mere 9 minutes’ drive away from the development. From here, it is also easy for you to pop over to Sentosa for a fun day out with the family. Additionally, there is also Harbour Front City for some good shopping time.
For food lovers, Kent Ridge Hill Residences is also walking distance to Pasir Panjang Food Centre where many delicious and economical local food stalls are located. Located just next to Pasir Panjang MRT station, this food centre is famous for its BBQ seafood and chicken wings, alongside must-try hawker dishes such as satay and char kway teow. Japanese food enthusiasts living in Kent Ridge Hill Residences, in particular will love the fresh sashimi, sake, ice cream, snacks, Japanese rice, sushi and more at Fish Mart Sakuraya situated in West Plaza. You can never go hungry here especially when you are surrounded by malls such as Star Vista, CityVibe, 321 Clementi, Clementi Mall, Rochester Mall which are developed to bring you convenient retail, dining and entertainment experiences .
There are numerous quality educational institutes around Kent Ridge Hill Residences. Nearby are established schools like Nan Hua High School, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Fairfield Methodist School, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Nan Hua Primary School, Singapore Institute of Management and Singapore Polytechnic. For those who prefer to send their children to an international school, there are a wide selection where you can choose from nearby such as United World College (Dover), Nexus International School, Tanglin Trust School and The Japanese School (Primary). Furthermore, it is only 6 minutes’ drive to the region’s premier university, National University of Singapore.
While others have to travel from afar to enjoy Kent Ridge Park, the residents of Kent Ridge Hill Residences can enjoy the privilege of an exclusive residents-only access to it. Kent Ridge Park is a leisure destination for nature lovers, thrill seekers and enthusiasts while serving as a sanctuary for flora and fauna. If you are tired and in need of a change of scenery, Kent Ridge Hill Residences is also near Hortpark, Mount Faber Park, Labrador Nature Reserve and The Southern Ridges. This further proves that Kent Ridge Hill Residences is perfect for exploring the rich diversity of flora and fauna around Singapore.
Source: Oxley Holdings Limited
Luxury living off the edge of a hill
With the condo market even more competitive as of late in the recent years, unique arrival foyers have become something of a calling card for new condominium projects. After all, they form an opportunity for developers to create a lasting first impression off the bat, and typically cater to the diverse neighbourhoods in which they are situated. Kent Ridge Hill Residences’ arrival foyer is exquisitely tailored, elegantly proportioned and certain to reflect how nature blends contemporary trends with enduring style. As you drive into Kent Ridge Hill Residences, you will be welcomed by the sound of rushing waters from the waterfall wall feature which creates an inviting escape from the bustle of the city. The elegant arrival foyer creates a sophisticated sense of arrival not normally found in such an intimate setting.
Source: Oxley Holdings Limited
Kent Ridge Hill Residences are designed to meet today’s evolving lifestyle demands and expectations. Inspired by its hillside landscape, the signature design elements of Kent Ridge Hill Residences are cascading terraces, cantilevered features, and floating platforms. With its low profile structure, Kent Ridge Hill Residences offers unparalleled exclusivity. The development is built on naturally sloping land, giving residents enhanced views and privacy over the surrounding low-rise enclave. Kent Ridge Hill Residences also offers a full complement of well-considered amenities that would typically only be found in chic boutique resorts. Just like these resorts, you can look forward to being pampered in every way possible with its seamless flow of indoor and outdoor entertainment and relaxation. No need goes unfulfilled. Oxley is dedicated to helping the residents live luxuriously. Kent Ridge Hill Residences’ resort level hospitality will enhance each resident’s daily life at home and in the cultural heart of Singapore.
Residences at Kent Ridge Hill Residences will enjoy access to the wonderful amenities offered here. The list of amenities offered is as follows:
Grohe. Yale. Gaggenau. Bosch. Electrolux. Your home in Kent Ridge Hill Residences is equipped with a full suite of coveted kitchen appliances that are complemented by polished chrome Grohe fittings and faucets. Oxley was probably flattered by the opportunity to develop this project and did not spare any expense: the luxury in every detail from the sanitary fittings to kitchen appliances and the smart home features. Oxley is determined to establish a future-ready home so that you can revel in the convenience and peace of mind to enjoy more out of life. Among the smart home features which are included in Kent Ridge Hill Residences are:
- Access Home Remotely: Control your home from anywhere via a dedicated mobile app
- Smart Air-Conditioner Control: A mobile app that allows you to switch on/off and adjust the temperature remotely
- Wi-Fi Doorbell with Camera: View and talk to your visitors when they activate the doorbell and unlock door for them. All through your mobile phone.
- Smart Gateway with Camera: With night vision, built-in alarm and remote control from your mobile phone.
- Voice Control Your Home: Activate and control appliances and access information using your voice.
- Digital Lockset: Keyless digital convenience with absolutely no compromise on security.
Floor plan review
1 BR + Study Type AS1 (517 sq. ft.)
The unit is divided into separated study area and living room but it does not feel like a separate study area. As you first walk into the unit, you will be greeted by the study area which is large enough for a good sized desk. The kitchen is spacious and makes good use of storage. The quartz work tops can be used to store items while still ample enough to provide space for food preparation work. The porcelain tiles on the floors and ceilings compliment the Grohe fittings and glass screen whilst the combined living and dining room space can fit in a table and sofa without the feeling that they are overpowering the room. The bedrooms for all the units and houses use timber flooring. The home itself is a warm, light-filled space boasting large floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the balcony to take in the commanding views. This unit is perfect for the single professional who seeks a tranquil lifestyle.
2 BR Compact Type B2 (646 sq. ft.)
It may be called compact, but that is not the impression you get when you walk into this unit. Its wide hallway that leads from the entranceway through the kitchen and into the living area creates the illusion of space. The porcelain flooring reflects the lighting and makes the unit look even bigger and wider (Penthouses and strata landed houses comes with marble flooring in the living and dining rooms). The kitchen is spacious and like all units, it features a quartz counter top, Bosch hob and oven and Electrolux fridge freezer and washer dryer. The master bedroom is also very spacious with space enough to accommodate two bedside tables and a king size bed. The bathroom is also roomy and fitted with Grohe fixtures and fittings. This unit is suitable for couples or young families who would appreciate a cosy luxurious home. It is also ideal for singles looking for that extra space.
3 BR Type CP 1 (1,044 sq. ft.)
The living area is large enough to fit a distinct lounge and dining areas while the glass screen which separates the kitchen from the common area helps to keep the odour and noise away, while allowing light in and at the same time creating an open feel. In the show unit, the bomb shelter was cleverly converted in to a charming wine cellar. The master bedroom is large enough to have a king size bed without having it completely overpowering the room. The room also features an L-shaped wardrobe with very nice detailing. The second bedroom is a good size whereas the third room is suitable for a single or bunk bed.
Discover the Gateway to Future Live, Work & Play
The Greater Southern Waterfront, which extends from Pasir Panjang to Marina East, will be transformed into a new major gateway and location for urban living along Singapore’s southern coast. Under the Draft Master Plan 2019, the development of the Greater Southern Waterfront which will start from Pasir Panjang Power District, Mount Faber and the site of the existing Keppel Club will begin in five to ten years. While still in its initial stages, several ideas have been proposed for the Greater Southern Waterfront and these include:
- Pasir Panjang Power District possesses a beautiful waterfront setting and is rich in industrial heritage. Ideas have been proposed to transform this district into an extraordinary destination for all to enjoy.
- The new Pasir Panjang Linear Park will connect West Coast Park to Labrador Nature Reserve; while at the same time offer its users a glimpse of Pasir Panjang’s working container port and Power District up close. This continuous waterfront promenade will seamlessly connect various places of interest along the Greater Southern Waterfront and other future connections will also link up places of interest along the waterfront to the hilltops for visitors to enjoy a distinctive wholesome recreational experience.
- One Faber Group is currently studying a new funicular system at Mount Faber to bring visitors from the foothills to the hilltop and cable car station by 2023. This creates an easy access to Mount Faber and the rest of the 10km-long Southern Ridges.
- New life will be breathed into the Keppel Club site. It will be redeveloped into a new residential precinct and future residents will enjoy expedient access to the waterfront, nature and two nearby MRT stations. The development of the site will respond sensitively to its existing context and topography; guided by a comprehensive plan that will complement the nearby Berlayer Creek and Labrador Park. Everything will be walkable and will be well connected to various public transport nodes and amenities.
Source: Oxley Holdings Limited
Kent Ridge Hill Residences presents itself as the ultimate hideaway for elegant relaxation, pure indulgence and authentic discovery. This aspirational luxury hillside development affords and idyllic and exclusive hillside urban living lifestyle for romance, quality family time, shared adventures with friends and sophisticated entertainment. It is a property that a family of three or four can enjoy. It is also a great property for a swinging bachelor, a working professional or a couple given the proximity to all the amenities in the southern end of Singapore. As the redevelopment plans for the Greater Southern Waterfront move closer to realisation, the public will have even more reasons for anticipation and celebrations. This piece of news is certainly a pitch that not only describes business but that excites and inspires. Pricing trends are strong with the development of the Greater Southern Waterfront. From this view, if you are looking to invest in Kent Ridge Hill Residences, this news will only affect the profitability of your investment in the positive manner.