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    Default The Boulevard Residences (BLVD) (D10, Freehold, SC Global)

    The Boulevard Residences (BLVD)Taking luxury living to new heights from London to San Francisco, services once the preserve of privileged guests at the world’s most prestigious hotels are now featured in premier residential developments sited in elegant urban locations.



    Today, this level of service and luxury comes to Singapore by way of The Boulevard Residences (BLVD). The BLVD is not only an assent to living well but a defining experience of consummate quality and style.

    Tucked away from the bustle of Orchard Road, yet presiding over its skyline, the BLVD is a study in urbane sophistication. Two slender 36-storey towers linked by a sky bridge are clad in full-height glass curtain walls to provide uninterrupted views of the cityscape without. Boasting four super-luxurious penthouses, two with its very own swimming pool in the sky, and 42 dream apartments, every unit is accessed via a private elevator that takes the resident from a plush lobby directly to his haven.

    From your oasis of calm, you can watch the bustling city below your lofty perch. Just across from this address, the best shopping experience of Orchard Road beckons. The world’s leading fashion labels and designer couture are within short reach when ever you need that special outfit for the evening. When your stomach yearns for the finest Chinese fare, the Four Seasons Hotel’s acclaimed Jiang Nan Chun restaurant is just a hop across Orchard Boulevard. Fine dining, movie theatres, the trendiest gymnasiums and spas are all within walking distance. The term ‘a good neighbour’ has never held such promise.

    Inside the BLVD, life settles into contentment and tranquility. Space is not a luxury, but a given. Each apartment measures an average of 2,034 square feet and has living rooms that face only north or south directly. This obviates the intense heat and glare from the rising or setting sun while affording a panoramic view of the pulsating world outside.

    Finesse is about the things big and small that escape your attention when the world around you comes together so well. With a prime address in the heart of the city comes with the attendant traffic noise and its cacophony. But you won’t notice any of it as you’d be above it all; BLVD apartments are thoughtfully built from the sixth storey upwards to set you apart from the elements that might distract you from living well. You’d also be ensconced in the comfort of its fully air-conditioned interior without ever seeing the vents or hear its murmur. You are blissfully unaware, left only to savour the splendid life.

    A dip in the pool is no less a unique experience. Residents look over a canopy of trees to the city-spread below while lazing at the infinity edge of the 28-metre lap pool that is cantilevered outwards from the third storey. A fully-equipped gymnasium is located on a higher level at the sky terrace, providing the elevation for that perfect workout. Cooling breezes waft the sky terraces constantly, caressing you as you walk bare foot over the generous timber deck after a pilates session. Next to it, the viewing lounge and generous greens provide a lush sense of the tropics in the very heart of the city. And for those special occasions that demand a party, the lounge and outdoor timber-decked areas are the perfect venue to entertain your guests.

    Developer: SC Global Developments and Guocoland Group
    Location: Cuscaden Walk (District 10)
    Tenure: Freehold
    Completion Date: 2006
    Total Units: 46 in a 36-storey 180m Tower
    Unit Information:

    * Full curtain wall with glass fins and panoramic view for living room. All apartments have living rooms with balconies facing either directly north or south
    * Residential units from 6th floor upwards
    * Standard Rooms: 42 units about 2034 sqft (3 bedrooms)
    * 2-level Penthouse (2 units)
    * 3-level Penthouse (2 units) ~ with private swimming

    Facilities:

    * 3-storey high entrance dropoff lobby with water feature background
    * 2 levels of sky terraces with fitness area complete with fitness equipment, viewing lounge, gardens and open function spaces
    * Cantilevered lap swimming pool at level 3
    * Function room and outdoor function area next to swimming pool
    * Children’s pool and playground
    * BBQ area with trellis
    * Private lift access to all units

    Price: From S$2000 psf

    The BLVD itself is a work of art. Its arresting structure is laced with the signature glass fins and a perforated metal screen that runs the entire height of both towers. This metal screen ingeniously encloses a stairway that is by day a porous sheath that catches light from various angles and in the night emits the ethereal glow of soft candlelight as a lantern, marking out its place in the resplendent night sky of Orchard Road.

    Befitting its stature, BLVD offers many of the impeccable services and experiences that have come to be expected of a luxury hotel. The concierge would ensure your reservations are in order for that perfect night out. A valet would arrange for your deliveries to be safely sent up to your apartment. As you step out from your car and into the plush lobby for the elevator ride that takes you directly up to your haven in the sky, you’d not have a care in the world.

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    Default BLVD unit sets record $3,205 psf price for Orchard Rd area

    Feb 13, 2007

    BLVD unit sets record $3,205 psf price for Orchard Rd area

    By Fiona Chan


    TWO homes in the Orchard Road area have sold at prices that have broken past records in the prime district.

    The Straits Times understands that a Singapore permanent resident has forked out more than $6.5 million for an apartment at The Boulevard Residence (BLVD).

    The unidentified buyer paid $3,205 per sq ft (psf) for the 2,034 sq ft three-bedroom unit at Cuscaden Walk, said market sources.

    This surpasses the price high set just a week earlier, by a unit in the Beaufort on Nassim at Nassim Hill that fetched $3,200 psf.

    The prices achieved by these two sales outstrip the last-known Orchard Road record of $3,050 psf. That was held by City Developments' St Regis Residences, the first residential development here to cross the $3,000 psf mark.

    But these pricey units still fall short of the $3,450 psf yardstick set by a penthouse unit at Marina Bay Residences late last year.

    However, property consultants say that the latest sales lend weight to earlier predictions that Orchard Road homes will soar to new price heights this year.

    'This year, most of the new launches in the Orchard Road area will start at $3,000 psf,' said Mr Ku Swee Yong, director of marketing and business development at property consultancy Savills Singapore.

    He said that the high prices would be partially supported by the displaced owners of 'at least 40 different estates that have gone en bloc in the Orchard Road area'.

    Mr Ku was unsurprised by the high price of the BLVD apartment, noting that the project's developer, SC Global, builds for the luxury end of the market.

    The BLVD, for instance, includes imported marble finishings, concierge and valet services, as well as a private elevator for each unit.

    The freehold development was completed in 2005 and is almost fully sold. Only two of its 42 units are left - one an individually customised super-penthouse that has not yet been released for sale.

    Average prices of BLVD units transacted over the last 12 months have hovered at around $2,200 psf, with one apartment believed to have been sold earlier this year for $2,850 psf.

    At the Beaufort on Nassim, 12 of its 30 units have been sold at prices starting from $2,300 psf.

    The project is being developed by Hong Kong's HKR International, which also owns The Sentosa Resort and Spa, formerly known as The Beaufort, on Sentosa.

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    Default David Gan buys $5m home

    Feb 14, 2007

    David Gan buys $5m home

    The celebrity hairstylist counts actress Fann Wong as his neighbour at The Boulevard Residence

    By Leong Su-Lin



    NO STOPPING HIM: Gan wanted a unit at BLVD (above) in Cuscaden Walk so much, he paid the downpayment even before he managed to find a buyer for his Paterson Edge home. -- FILE PHOTOS



    'Ziyi told me, 'Your apartment is already so nice', but I told her this one is even nicer' -- Gan (above) on actress Zhang Ziyi, who tried to dissuade him from buying the BLVD unit


    CELEBRITY hairstylist David Gan is no stranger to the high life, but now he really will be a cut above most other crimpers in town - he is buying a $5 million apartment on the 20th floor of the upmarket The Boulevard Residence (BLVD).

    At that price, it is hardly a snip. But the owner of Passion hair salon is getting $2.2 million from selling his current apartment on the eighth floor of nearby Paterson Edge.

    He is splashing out on BLVD although friends, including China actress Zhang Ziyi, tried to dissuade him from such an expensive purchase.

    'Ziyi told me, 'Your apartment is already so nice', but I told her this one is even nicer', he told Life! with a giggle.

    He believes it is 'fate' for him to live there - good friend Fann Wong has been living in BLVD for over a year.

    He reported that the MediaCorp actress told him: 'I'm so happy I don't have to drive to see you.'

    Gan, who will move in on April 6, said he loves his new place so much, he would have bought it 'even if I couldn't sell my old apartment'. He bought it from an existing owner.

    This is despite the fact that the hairstylist - who describes himself as being in his 40s - now won't be able to retire in 10 years as he had planned, as he will have to work an extra decade to pay off his loan.

    That he wanted the apartment badly shows in the timing of the purchase and sale of his current apartment.

    He paid the 10 per cent downpayment for the 2,038 sq ft apartment in Cuscaden Walk last Tuesday - before he had even sold his 1,300 sq ft Paterson Edge abode.

    Still, he managed to secure a sale two days later, though the $2.2 million for Paterson Edge is only $50,000 more than what he paid in 2001.

    He revealed that local singer Stefanie Sun recently offered him $1.9 million, but he turned it down because it was too low.

    In any case, he also owns a unit at Char Yong Gardens in Cairnhill Road that he hopes will fetch $3 million when it is eventually sold enbloc.

    He has been house-hunting for the past two years because he finds his three-bedroom Paterson Edge apartment too small.

    His new living room can hold 20 people comfortably, making it suitable for throwing 'watch or skincare parties with my clients', said Gan, who is a fan of Sisley beauty products and endorses luxury watch shop Yafriro at Paragon Shopping Centre.

    Previously, he had looked at units in luxury condos Admore Park, Four Seasons Park and The Light at Cairnhill but felt their designs were either 'too family, or too complicated'.

    He came close to buying a 19th-floor unit in BLVD in September last year, when he made an offer at $3.9 million. Then in October, he had to fly to Toronto to do Zhang's hair for the 31st Toronto International Film Festival. When he returned, he found that the apartment had been sold for $5.1 million.

    'I cried and cried and was so depressed that Dr Georgia and Karen were very worried for me,' he said, referring to aesthetic physician Dr Georgia Lee and celebrity stylist Karen Ng.

    He joked: 'Simon Cheong's wife is my customer, so I pestered her to ask him to sell me an apartment cheaper.' Cheong is CEO of SC Global Developments, the developer of BLVD.

    Although he will keep most of his designer furniture, including a Fendi bed, Versace carpet and Philippe Starck chairs, he has hired interior designer Norman Yeo of One Stop Concept to look out for more, including a chandelier for the foyer.

    He looks forward to celebrating his birthday on July 21 there, when close friends can see 'how David Gan lives his life with his drama furniture'.

    It is not about showing off, he said. 'Life is short, and you need to pamper yourself.'

    leongsl@sph.com.sg

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    Default SUPER PENTHOUSE AT THE BOULEVARD RESIDENCE TO BE OFFERED FOR EXCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL

    PRESS RELEASE : SUPER PENTHOUSE AT THE BOULEVARD RESIDENCE TO BE OFFERED FOR EXCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL AUCTION BY CHRISTIE'S GREAT ESTATES AFFILIATE KEN JACOBS
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    Penthouse at The Boulevard Residence may set new benchmark

    By Loh Kim Chin, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 17 April 2007 2055 hrs


    SINGAPORE : Market-watchers are expecting to see fierce bidding for a high-end luxurious penthouse near Orchard Road.

    The unit at The Boulevard Residence is scheduled to be up for auction next month.

    It is the last of only two super penthouse units at the premium freehold project developed by SC Global Developments and Guocoland.

    The auction is by invitation only and will be jointly conducted by Christie's Great Estates exclusive affiliate Ken Jacobs and Colliers International.

    According to some estimates, the price could reach some S$5,000 per square foot, which translates to S$35 million for the unit.

    The 7,000 square feet penthouse sits at the top of a 36-storey building and boasts a 360-degree panoramic view of Singapore.

    It comes with a private 11-metre lap pool overlooking the city skyline and an open rooftop terrace garden. - CNA/ch

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    Default Penthouse may go for $5K psf

    Published April 18, 2007

    Penthouse may go for $5K psf


    MAINBOARD-listed SC Global Developments is selling a penthouse in The Boulevard Residence (BLVD) by auction next month. Colliers International, one of the two auctioneers for the property, expects the 7,029 square foot unit to fetch about $35 million or almost $5,000 per square foot.

    Market watchers note this is more than double the $16 million an identical penthouse in the freehold development's other tower was sold for in May last year to high-flying Japanese fund manager Yoshiaki Murakami, who was later indicted for insider trading.

    Both penthouses occupy the top three levels of the 36-storey development, which was completed in 2005.

    Colliers auctioneer Grace Ng said the $5,000 psf price expectation for the 'super penthouse' is based on the surge in luxury home prices and high-floor units at the nearby 99-year leasehold Orchard Residences having already fetched over $4,000 psf.

    'As well, currently, this is the only new penthouse unit in a move-in condition in the location, being offered by its developer. And it boasts 360-degree views,' she said of the BLVD unit on offer. The unit comes with an 11-metre private lap pool and an open rooftop terrace.

    The auction for the penthouse will be conducted on May 20 jointly by Colliers and Christie's Great Estates exclusive affiliate Ken Jacobs.

    BLVD comprises 46 units housed in two towers.

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    Default BLVD penthouse may be auctioned for $5,000 psf

    April 18, 2007

    BLVD penthouse may be auctioned for $5,000 psf

    HOW high can home prices go?


    The answer may be $35 million for the last 'super-penthouse' at SC Global's Boulevard Residence (BLVD), which will be sold at an invitation-only auction next month.

    That is what auctioneer Colliers International thinks the 7,029 sq ft freehold unit at Cuscaden Walk can fetch.

    The price works out to be almost $5,000 per sq ft (psf), well above the record of more than $4,000 psf reportedly fetched for a penthouse at Orchard Residences in Orchard Turn, which was a 99-year leasehold unit.

    The BLVD auction on May 20 will be conducted by Colliers together with Christie's Great Estates exclusive affiliate Ken Jacobs - the same team that auctioned off 12 Botanika units last month.

    Colliers' deputy managing director and auctioneer, Ms Grace Ng, expects 'strong international interest'. 'This is a rare super-penthouse and it's freehold with its own private swimming pool, unlike many of the new developments,' she said.

    The unit, at the top of the 36-storey condominium, is also 'the only new penthouse in Orchard that is completed and in move-in condition', added Ms Ng.

    BLVD's other 'super-penthouse' was sold for $16 million, or $2,276 psf, last May. The highest unit price achieved for a BLVD apartment so far is $3,205 psf.

    FIONA CHAN

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    Default AUCTION OF SUPER PENTHOUSE AT THE BOULEVARD RESIDENCE

    (Co. Registration No: 197702459K)

    Auction of Super Penthouse at The Boulevard Residence

    We refer to the press release dated 17 April 2007 which stated that the last of the only two super penthouse units at The Boulevard Residence will be sold via an auction conducted jointly by Christie's Great Estates exclusive affiliate Ken Jacobs and Colliers International on 20th May 2007.

    In light of the strengthening market, the Group has decided to postpone the auction to a later date, which shall be announced in due course.

    BY ORDER OF THE BOARD
    SC GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS LTD

    Fong Keng Chee
    Company Secretary
    15 May 2007


    SC Global Developments Ltd
    47 Scotts Road #18-01 Goldbell Towers Singapore 228233 Tel: 6734 9119 Fax: 6235 5115 www.scglobal.com.sg
    (Co. Registration No: 197702459K)

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    Default Re: AUCTION OF SUPER PENTHOUSE AT THE BOULEVARD RESIDENCE

    Quote Originally Posted by joe
    (Co. Registration No: 197702459K)

    Auction of Super Penthouse at The Boulevard Residence

    We refer to the press release dated 17 April 2007 which stated that the last of the only two super penthouse units at The Boulevard Residence will be sold via an auction conducted jointly by Christie's Great Estates exclusive affiliate Ken Jacobs and Colliers International on 20th May 2007.

    In light of the strengthening market, the Group has decided to postpone the auction to a later date, which shall be announced in due course.

    BY ORDER OF THE BOARD
    SC GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS LTD

    Fong Keng Chee
    Company Secretary
    15 May 2007


    SC Global Developments Ltd
    47 Scotts Road #18-01 Goldbell Towers Singapore 228233 Tel: 6734 9119 Fax: 6235 5115 www.scglobal.com.sg
    (Co. Registration No: 197702459K)


    "In the light of strengthening market"??? Still Wonder this if this could be the real reason why they postpone?
    $5000 is a good bargain already and decided to postpone??

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    http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/sub/...13540,00.html?

    Published October 12, 2010

    SC Global sells Cuscaden Walk penthouse for $30m

    The price is almost double that for an identical unit sold in 2006

    By KALPANA RASHIWALA


    (SINGAPORE) There seems to be a bit more buzz at the high-end condo market again.


    The Boulevard Residence: 'This is the ultra luxury residential sector we're talking about, where buyers won't be affected by ups and downs in the property market,' says Mr Ow

    SC Global is understood to have sold a penthouse at The Boulevard Residence recently for $30 million or $4,242 per square foot. In both absolute quantum and unit price terms, this is the highest achieved in the development.

    The latest transaction involves a 7,072 sq ft triplex unit with five bedrooms and an 11-metre lap pool. Sources suggest that the buyer is from China but intends to live here.

    It was the final unit to have been sold by the developer in the freehold condo at Cuscaden Walk which has 46 units. The 36-storey project was completed in 2005.

    The unit is one of two identical 'super penthouses' in the development. SC Global sold the first such penthouse back in 2006 for $16 million to Yoshiaki Murakami, a Japanese fund manager who was in the limelight a few years ago for an insider trading prosecution in Japan.

    That was the highest transaction in absolute price quantum in the development, prior to the latest deal. In unit price terms, too, the $4,242 psf achieved for the most recent transaction is the highest at The Boulevard Residence, surpassing the $3,933 psf that a three-bedroom standard apartment of 2,034 sq ft sold for in late 2007.

    Another top-end condo deal recently took place at The Orchard Residences, where a 40-plus storey unit sold for $4,260 psf. The total price for the 1,808 sq ft unit, which has three bedrooms, was about $7.7 million. It was sold by the developer of the project, which is expected to receive Temporary Occupation Permit this month.

    Property agents also highlighted another record of sorts that was set for a penthouse at The Ardmore Park condominium in July. The 8,740 sq ft unit sold for $30 million or $3,432 psf. Prior to this, the most expensive penthouse in the development was $20.5 million or $2,345 psf in 2007, the peak year for the Singapore luxury housing market.

    The buyer in the latest deal is understood to be a Hongkonger, who is also a Singapore permanent resident. According to caveat records, the unit previously changed hands in December 2006 for $17.3 million, reaping the seller a cool profit. The seller is said to be a company controlled by Yunus Gafulbhai Bilakhiya. A person bearing almost the same name but with the family name spelt slightly differently, as Bilakhia, founded the Bilakhia Group of India, which is involved in the inks, agro chemicals, medical devices, education and investment businesses.

    While it remains to be seen if these deals will mark a definitive return of interest in the luxury condo sector which was dominated by foreigners in the 2007 boom, Knight Frank managing director (residential services) Peter Ow says: 'This is the ultra luxury residential sector we're talking about, where buyers won't be affected by ups and downs in the property market. Singapore has opened up a lot in recent years and we're drawing foreigners keen to park their monies as well as live here.'

    While the ultra luxury condo market may be starting to see a revival in activity, the price benchmarks achieved recently appear to be still slightly short of the records set earlier. In terms of absolute price quantum, the title is still held by an 8,051 sq ft unit at Boulevard Vue at Cuscaden Walk which was sold in November last year for $33.4 million.

    In unit price terms, the record price was $5,600 psf for a 53rd level penthouse at The Orchard Residences sold by the developer in October 2007, although its buyer, who is said to have picked up the unit on the deferred payment scheme, has yet to lodge a caveat.

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    Japanese activist shareholder sells penthouse at a slight loss

    The Boulevard Residence penthouse was sold for S$15.8 million - less than the S$16 million purchase price in 2006

    Sat, Jun 02, 2018


    Mr Murakami's unit at Boulevard Residence went for S$2,234 psf.
    PHOTO: FAR EAST ORGANIZATION, GOOGLE MAPS


    A FEW big-ticket apartment and penthouse deals have been done recently.

    Japanese activist shareholder Yoshiaki Murakami has sold his penthouse unit at The Boulevard Residence in Cuscaden Walk for S$15.8 million or S$2,234 per square foot (psf). This is close to the S$16 million that he paid for the 7,072 sq ft triplex unit, which has five bedrooms and an 11 metre lap pool, back in 2006.

    The buyer is understood to be linked to CY Tay, son of the late OG founder Tay Tee Peng.

    The unit is one of two identical super penthouses in the 36-storey freehold condo development, which was completed in 2005. The Boulevard Residence was developed by SC Global.

    Shortly after Mr Murakami had moved into the penthouse, he was arrested by Japanese authorities for insider trading, and he had to close his multi-billion dollar investment fund MAC Asset Management, which he managed from Singapore. He was convicted in 2007 and sentenced to two years in prison, which was suspended on appeal. He has since made a comeback as an activist shareholder in Japan, this time together with his daughter Aya.

    Separately, at the nearby Boulevard Vue, which is also along Cuscaden Walk, Far East Organization has sold a four-bedroom apartment on a high floor in the 33-storey freehold condo, for S$18.18 million or S$4,060 psf. The buyer is understood to be a Cambodian citizen.

    Built on a a site of about 45,000 sq ft, Boulevard Vue has 26 apartments - just one 4,478 sq ft unit per floor - on levels four to 29.

    There are also two penthouses. One of them, on levels 30 and 31, was sold by Far East Organization in late 2009 for S$33.4 million or S$4,150 psf. The other, spanning 11,098 sq ft on Levels 32 and 33, and with a private pool on the roof terrace, is available for sale with an asking price of at least S$4,300 psf,

    Besides this penthouse, two four-bedroom apartments in the 28-unit development are also available for sale.

    Boulevard Vue's facade was designed by well-known Japanese interior designer Super Potato.

    The condo has 133 car parking spaces. Each apartment unit has three designated parking spaces, while penthouse owners each get four.

    Wing Tai recently sold two four-bedroom apartments at Le Nouvelle Ardmore.

    A Chinese citizen acquired a 3,907 sq ft unit on the 13th floor for S$16.8 million or S$4,300 psf, while an ethnic Chinese who is a US citizen is paying slightly over S$16 million or S$3,880 psf for a 4,133 sq ft unit on the 20th floor.

    Market watchers found it odd that a higher-floor unit went for a lower psf price.

    Le Nouvel Ardmore is a 33-storey development comprising 43 units including a penthouse. It received Temporary Occupation Permit in 2014.

    List Sotheby’s International Realty chief operating officer Leong Boon Hoe said there has been renewed interest from both local and foreign investors in the luxury and ultra-luxury condo sectors, fuelled by land prices achieved for en bloc sale sites as well as at state tenders – which point to higher selling prices for future launches.

    "The volume of sales at new launches such as New Futura in Leonie Hill Road as well as the average price of around S$3,500 psf for the project's second phase launch in May - up from about S$3,350 psf from the first phase in January - has also given confidence to buyers to make the jump," he added.

    "When the market has legs to run, the additional buyer's stamp duty is less of a hurdle for long-term investors - weeding out speculators from good-profile buyers."

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