News reported that an executive maisonette (EM) in Hougang has been sold with a record Cash-Over-Valuation (COV) of S$225,000. The EM at Block 237, Hougang Street 21 was reportedly sold for S$900,000 including COV.
Just wondering if this is the unit that broke the record? 1,679 sqft (155.98 sqm)
Admittedly, probably not an event for everyone. If you are a homeowner, ideally you should be a design aficionado. And if you don’t have deep pockets to go with your expensive taste, then you ought to have a high threshold for ‘pain’. Like me. Ha… Anyway figured it should make for an interesting Saturday. I do kinda miss the whole “shopping for my furniture” part now that I am a bonafide homeowner with limited space for more furniture (sigh).
Update on 12 Sep: Indeed, not an EM as earlier reported by the news, but a 1,614 sqft EA located in Blk 149 @ $620psf. See this news: Expect more million dollar resale flats in resale market
Well, not much information to go by, but based on the ads placed in Property Guru:
I like EMs cos of the space, plus the fact that such units comes with three toilets. While Executive Apartments are just as spacious, they only have two toilets. Jumbos and Multi-Generation apartments that may have more than two toilets are hard to come by, not to mention factoring location and transport needs.
My personal views aside, I do have some news articles I've found that gives some (unbiased?) insights.
It’s like the younger sibling of Crate & Barrel I think. As usual I prowled through the CB2 site (ships to Singapore by the way!) and shortlisted these eye candy below. Just too bad I need another house before I can seriously consider which ones to get.
Pretty sure CB2 Singapore will update its Facebook, so you can check it out for updates. The new store is supposed to be at Peranakan Place, so it doesn’t sound like it will be a big store.
Hands up if you have ever placed an item (or more) in your online Crate & Barrel cart, only to stop short of payment cos of a niggling suspicion that shipping will cost a bomb… errrr… anyone? (I can’t be the only one right? Right?? o_O) Nevermind…
Anyway, good news here cos American lifestyle and furniture store Crate & Barrel is coming to Singapore in December. I believe this is the brand’s 1st store in Asia, and it will be a duplex concept at Levels 3 and 4 of the ION Orchard mall.
I have included some random pics of C&B items that caught my eye in the online store. Fingers crossed that they’ll bring the Marimekko range over too. I’ve been eyeing their bedlinen forever (but I need to perform a ‘touch’ test before I am willing to buy). In case you can’t wait that long for the C&B store to open, don’t forget that the C&B online store ships to Singapore!