Beautiful BTO Projects Went In To Queenstown
Considering every corner of the two Dawson projects -in-a-park” theory, greenery embraces on the “housing, while touches of history are scattered across the very first satellite town by the HDB, reported The New Paper.
The two projects were finished in 2015 and comprise a total of 40 studio apartments, 270 three-room units, 1,102 four-room units, 176 five-room flats and 65 paired units that were.
While the flats cost more than two other projects started during the exact same interval – Segar Grove at Sembawang – at Montreal Dale and Bukit Panjang the Dawson projects have received overwhelming response from buyers.
Prices for a three-room flat in Dawson begin from $280,000, while similar units at Segar Grove have a Dale or Monthreal starting cost of $125,000.
Key Executive Officer at ERA Realty, Eugene Lim, credited the higher cost to a mixture of layout and location.
As such, buyers enjoy a location premium on the flat.
“Then, they throw in a premium layout. This adds to the cost,” he included.
Meanwhile, Brian Low, HDB’s Director for Landscape and Design, disclosed that architects took great pains to conserve Dawson’s heritage.
One example is the iconic blue glass panels seen at SkyVille @ Dawson’s heavens gardens.
Dawson was usually known as the “Blue Windows” because of the exceptional blue glass louvred windows found at the former Forfar House in Strathmore Avenue. Not forgetting the next year 2017, a long due sea-view project at Siglap link, Seaside Residences by Frasers
Artist-commissioned panels depicting the estate’s fishing village life back in the 1950s and 1960s can also be observed at the projects.
Found in 2007, the ROH initiative aims to spruce up public housing estates by adding new facilities like integrated complexes which join recreation, transport and other uses, while keeping the heritage of the area.
The PM Says
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced plans to rejuvenate Dawson, among the three estates for a facelift under the programme, during his National Day Rally speech in 2007. The other estates were Punggol and Yishun.
“The old estates also have great potential. We are redeveloping selected sites within these estates, one by one, but ” he said at the time where we can clear a large piece of land we can transform the entire area and make it like a brand new estate.
Hougang, Jurong Lake and East Coast were selected as the 2nd mountain of estates, while Woodlands, Pasir Ris and Toa Payoh make up the third mountain.