THE WILSHIRE RESIDENCES
Freehold Condominium Near Botanic Gardens
The Wilshire Residences condo is a new mid-rise residential development at Farrer Road near its junction with Holland Road, less than 10 minutes drive from Orchard Road. It offers freehold homes in one of the top residential estates in Singapore, within 1 km from the very well regarded Nanyang Primary School. The Wilshire condo is also about 9 minutes walk to Farrer Road MRT station on the Circle Line.
The Farrer Road area where the Wilshire Residences is located, has long been an exclusive private residential neighbourhood. Apart from its proximity to Orchard Road, it is surrounded by some interesting places.
Just behind this estate and accessible via Holland Road or Bukit Timah Road, is the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a green lung in the heart of the city. A soothing oasis to relax in, and a cultural landscape with a rich variety of historic buildings, plants and features.
The Wilshire condo is also near to Holland Village and Dempsey Hill. Both are actually within walking distance if you don’t mind taking a 15 minute stroll. Each is a trendy lifestyle and dining hotspot, with its own character and ambience.
Holland Village, usually shortened to “Holland V”, is an enduring favourite that draws expats and locals alike. It exudes a slightly “bohemian” character with its artisanal culinary fare and pubs, arty shops, frame makers, old-time cobblers and the like.
Dempsey Hill, across Holland Road from the Wilshire Residences, is a park-like enclave dotted with dining, retail and lifestyle outlets housed in sprawling Colonial style buildings interspersed with lots of greenery.
About the Wilshire Condo Development
The Wilshire Residences will be a 12 storey building comprised of 2 towers, with 4 apartments per floor in each tower. The units start from the 2nd floor and go up to the 12th floor, with a roof terrace on top.
The site is an unusual one. It possesses an undulating terrain, with a land profile difference of over 10 metres. This allows for a terraced site and interesting massing. The 2 towers make use of the terracing to lift its base upwards. One tower is rotated sideways to connect to the other so as to create larger communal spaces at the 1st and 2nd storeys and roof terrace, and generate interest and visual relief.
From the project there is a choice of views. West towards Holland Village, South-East towards Dempsey Hill, East towards the Singapore Botanic Gardens, or North towards Victoria Park. To minimise the hot west afternoon sun, most of the apartments are aligned in a North / South, or East orientation. The largest units, the 4 bedroom + guest types, face the Botanic Gardens.
There are two levels of basement parking. This also serves to raise the 1st storey of the Wilshire Residences condo above the traffic of Farrer Road, and allows for an enhanced landscaping experience. The façade of the two towers are kept unassuming and simple too, to complement the landscape design.
About the Site
The site of the Wilshire Residences was originally occupied by the former Wilshire condo. This was sold in an en bloc or collective sale in January 2018 to a partnership of TE2 Development, Roxy-Pacific Holdings and Kim Seng Holdings, for a cool SGD$98.8 million.
The original Wilshire condo was an eight-storey building. Under the Master Plan 2014, the site is zoned for residential use with allowable plot ratio of 1.6. However the existing GFA (gross floor area) equates to a plot ratio of 1.643. Which exceeds the 1.6 plot ratio under the master plan.
So the new Wilshire Residences will get to keep that higher plot ratio. Based on that, it can be re-built up to 12 storeys high.
According to Ms Suzie Mok, Savills’ Senior Director of Investment Sales who brokered the deal, “Quality boutique sites in the likes of The Wilshire . . . will continue to attract boutique and mid-sized developers who take the view of an upturn in the prime residential segment.”
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The Wilshire Singapore · FactSheet
|Developer||TE2KS-RH Pte Ltd
(JV of RP Ventures, TE2 Development & Kim Seng Holdings)
|Status||Condominium (Foreigners eligible to buy)|
|Address||30 Farrer Road Singapore 268832|
|Site Area||3,635.26 m² (39,130 sq ft)|
|Floor Area||5,974.5 m² (64,310 sq ft)|
|Tenure||Estate in Fee Simple (Freehold)|
|Latest T.O.P. Date||31 July 2023|
|No. of Blocks||2|
|No. of Storeys||12|
|No. of Units||85|
|Car Park Spaces||85 + 2 Accessible Parking Spaces (2 Basement Levels)|
|Architect||JGP Architecture (S) Pte Ltd|
|Quantity Surveyor||Rider Levett Bucknall LLP|
|M&E Consultant||HPX Consulting Engineers|
|C&S Consultant||CMP Consultants Pte Ltd|
|Landscape Consultant||Ecoplan Asia Pte Ltd|
|Interior Design||KGID Pte Ltd|
|Main Contractor||K.H. Land Pte Ltd|
|Developer’s Solictor||Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP|
|Project Account||OCBC Bank for Project A/C No. 713-164606-001 of TE2KS-RH Pte Ltd|
Wilshire Residences Floor Plan Layouts
The Wilshire floor plans brochure is available. Please drop your contact details through the Form below if you would like us to send you the Wilshire condo floor plans.
The Wilshire Residences Floor Plans . Design Features
The Wilshire floor plan layouts are specifically designed for clear zoning between the living and resting spaces, corresponding to the more open vs the more private areas respectively.
Guest rooms are also designed with the flexibility for amalgamating with the living / dining areas to form even larger spaces. Master bedrooms have been enlarged, and provided with curtain-wall corner window detailing. Units at the top-most levels, the penthouse units, have living rooms with double-volume, extra high ceilings.
Smart Home Provisions
Home automation provisions at the Wilshire Residences will include a digital lockset, smart door bell, remote air-conditioning control, Audio Video Intercom, and IP camera and smoke detector.
Wilshire Residences Site Plan
The Wishire Singapore site is a kite-shaped parcel of land, at the corner of Farrer Road and an access road that leads to Sutton Place and Waterfall Gardens as well. Buildings in the vicinity are generally mid-rise, around 12 storeys high. This gives the place an uncongested feel.
In addition, the Wilshire Residences is fortunate that the residential buildings of both Levelz to its north, and Sutton Place to its east, are set some distance from it. While Waterfall Gardens to the south of the site is separated from it by the access road. Hence the Wilshire condo residents will enjoy greater privacy, and a more open relaxed outlook.
The Wilshire Site Design & Landscape
Minimalist resort-themed landscape design to set this project apart from its neighbours.
We have a 25m swimming pool at the 1st storey, with dining spaces, gym, outdoor fitness areas, and spa nooks. While at the 2nd level, a different experience awaits residents. Here tranquillity is key, with a reading pavilion, hammocks, and a pebble walk. On the roof terrace there is yet another setting, with 2 pavilions and landscaped lawns. And a viewing deck overlooking the sprawling tree-top greenery of the Botanic Gardens.
Closer home, a unique entrance welcomes visitors and residents to the Wilshire Residences at its first basement level. Here the drop off point comes with a skylight, and a link to the residential lift lobbies.
The Wilshire Showflat · Viewing
Please drop us a note via the Contact Form if you wish to view the Wilshire Residence showflat. 3D Virtual Open House available.
Wilshire Residences Prices · Unit Types
UNIT TYPES . SIZES
|Unit Description||Type||No. of
|2 Bedroom + Guest||B1-G, B2-G, B3-G, B4-G||40||68 – 71||732 – 764|
|3 Bedroom||C, C1||10||78 – 80||840 – 861|
|4 Bedroom + Guest||D-G||7||118||1,270|
|Penthouses||PH||8||56 – 138||603 – 1,485|
|Total Number of Units||85|
Floor areas stated includes any Voids, Patios, Balconies, Terraces, A/C Ledges.
THE WILSHIRE PRICE RANGES
Pricing is in the $2,4xx to $2,5xx PSF range. This is slightly below the $2,6xx to $2,9xx PSF range for freehold launches in the Newton / Balmoral neighbourhood, and $3,2xx to $3,6xx PSF for those in the Orchard / Cuscaden Road area.
List shows Wilshire Residences price guide as at 12 June 2020. (Note: Prices are subject to increase without notice or as units sell.)
Please let us know via the Contact Form if you would like latest prices or unit availability, as we do not constantly update this page.
|Unit Description||Type||Strata Area
|1 Bedroom||A||463||From $1.2M Up|
|2 Bedroom||B||646||From $1.65M Up|
|2 Bedroom + Guest||B1-G, B2-G, B3-G, B4-G||732 – 764||From $1.9M Up|
|3 Bedroom||C, C1||840 – 861||From $2.19M Up|
|4 Bedroom + Guest||D-G||1,270||From $3.43M Up|
|Penthouses||PH||603 – 1,485||From $1.816M Up|
The Wilshire Singapore at Farrer Road was sold to the joint venture led by Roxy-Pacific Holdings, for SGD$98.8 million. This purchase price works out to a land rate of SGD$1,536 per square foot per plot ratio (PSF PPR).
The site came with a high development baseline, so no development charge was payable. However the land rate could be reduced to $1,455 PSF PPR if a development charge of $4.1 million was paid for an extra 10% bonus gross floor area (GFA) for balcony space.
After factoring in all the development figures, such as for construction, consultants and fees, financing, marketing and overheads, the break-even cost to the developer could come to around $2,100 PSF.
There have been no recent new condominium launches in the vicinity to compare with, but those in the Novena / Newton area are pricing at around $2,400 to $2,700 PSF. That should provide a rough indication. Especially as those in the Orchard Road and River Valley areas not too far away are going at $3,xxx to close to $4,000 PSF.
The Wilshire Singapore · Developer
Wilshire Residences Singapore is being developed by TE2KS-RH Pte Ltd, a joint venture of TE2 Development (Tong Eng Group), RP Ventures (Roxy-Pacific Holdings), and Kim Seng Holdings.
TE2 Development, RP Ventures, and Kim Seng Holdings hold stakes of 45:40:15 respectively in the Wilshire Singapore.
About the Tong Eng Group (“Tong Eng” or “The Group”)
In the 68 years since its inception in the 1950s, Tong Eng Brothers and its group of companies have taken pride in developing buildings that blend form with functionality. The group has owned and developed over a hundred acres of land spanning condominium, landed housing, retail, and office projects.
Tong Eng strives to blend creative planning and understated elegance to produce buildings with enduring value. In each project careful attention is paid to every detail, from ensuring optimum layouts, to impeccable quality and finishes.
About Roxy-Pacific Holdings (“Roxy-Pacific” or “The Group”)
Roxy-Pacific is a local real estate company that has been in operation since 1967, and listed on the SGX Mainboard in 2008.
Its core business is in property development, both residential and commercial. The Group has carved a niche for itself in the development of small to mid-size freehold projects. These appeal to both investors and owner-occupiers looking for more affordable quantum buys that can be held long term too, in areas with potential upside or good rental markets.
Over the last 15 years, Roxy-Pacific has built more than 45 such developments, accounting for over 4,000 new homes in Singapore, Australia and Malaysia.
The Group generates recurring income from its diverse property portfolio spanning residential, hospitality, and hotel developments such as the resorts and upscale boutique hotels. It also owns retail and commercial property in Singapore, and in the Melbourne, Sydney, and Auckland CBDs.
About Kim Seng Holdings Limited (“KSH” or the “Group”)
KSH Holdings is a long-established construction, property investment, and development group. It started operations in 1979, and listed on the SGX-ST Mainboard in February 2007.
It is an A1-graded contractor under BCA, granting it the ability to tender for Public Sector construction projects of unlimited value. KSH has successfully managed the construction of both public and private sector projects in Singapore across a broad spectrum of industries.
For the construction of NUS University Town’s Education Resource Centre and Fullerton Bay Hotel, the Group received two BCA Construction Excellence Awards in May 2013.
The Group has expanded beyond its core construction business, to engage in property investment and development involving commercial, residential and mixed projects across the Asia-Pacific and Europe.
Among KSH’s numerous residential developments are completed ones like Lincoln Suites, The Boutique @ Killiney, Sky Green, Cityscape @ Farrer Park, and on-going ones like Park Colonial, Affinity @ Serangoon, Riverfront Residences, and High Park Residences.
Wilshire Residences Location · Features
Location. The Wilshire location is in the Farrer / Holland Road area. This is a popular and established enclave with an upmarket District 10 address. It is part of the private residential zoning that runs along Holland Road, stretching from the Pandan Valley end up to the Tanglin end, and onto Orchard Road.
This area keeps its value well, appealing to both owner-occupiers and investors. Particularly those looking for freehold property in a prime location that is more affordable than those in the Orchard / Nassim areas.
Nearest MRT Station. This place is about 680 metres, within 9 minutes walk, from Farrer Road MRT station on the Circle Line. It is one stop upstream to Botanic Gardens station, and one stop downstream to Holland Village station. From there it is another stop to Buona Vista interchange station with the East-West line.
Shopping, Banks, Dining, Supermarkets. About 10 minutes walk from the Wilshire location along Farrer Road, we have the Empress Road market and food centre, and a handful of shops.
Or a slightly further walk of about 15 minutes will bring you to Holland Village, a favourite haunt among many. Known for its trendy eateries and bars, and selective shopping, and as a great place for relaxing in or chilling out with friends. It also provides for mundane needs with a Cold Storage supermarket, bank branches, cafes and cobblers, and fast food joints.
And for heavy duty shopping needs, there is always Orchard Road within a 10 minute drive.
Lifestyle Amenities. Besides Holland Village, we also have Dempsey Hill nearby. A lifestyle hub and foodie’s delight in a park-like setting, with lots of old world charm in its single storey colonial-era buildings.
And there is also the Singapore Botanic Gardens within 5 minutes drive or one MRT station away. A lovely place for a pleasant evening stroll, or a leisurely meal with friends amidst its relaxing greenery.
Schools & Educational Institutions. Nanyang Primary School is within 1 km from the Wilshire condo location.
Besides that, up the road we have the Bukit Timah education belt with its many brand name schools and academic institutions. Like Raffles Girls’ Primary, Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road), Hwa Chong Institution, National Junior College, and NUS (Bukit Timah Campus).
Accessibility. Orchard Road is something like 10 minutes drive from the Wilshire location. And to Raffles Place, it should take less than 15 minutes in clear traffic.
The site is also about 5 minutes drive from the nearest PIE (Pan-Island Expressway) exit, and 8 minutes to the AYE (Ayer-Rajah Expressway).