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When GuocoLand began the construction of their residences in Lentor Modern, their mixed-use project that is integrated into the Lentor Hills Estate, in September 2022, it received the most enthusiastic reception. The day of the launch there were 508 of 605 homes were sold, which resulted in an astounding 84% taking-up rate.
It was the first official launch of the rapidly growing neighborhood, Lentor Modern’s impressive performance indicates a promising start for this new neighbourhood. “Lentor Modern has demonstrated yet again our ability to identify promising new areas and our capability to bring extraordinary and innovative developments that establish a distinctive district,” Cheng Hsing Yao GuocoLand’s CEO said in an announcement.
Since then, an additional 51 units were bought at Lentor Modern Based on caveats filed by Sept. 28. This signifies the Lentor Modern is over 92% sold, with units being traded at an average cost of $2,101 per square foot.
The project had an equally impressive performance during this years EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards (EPEA). The project won seven wins and won the awards for Top Development and Landscape Excellence and Innovation Excellence Marketing Excellence and Design Excellence and Sustainable Excellence as well as Showflat Excellence.
Initiation of Lentor Hills
Lentor Modern sits on a 99-year leasehold site located on Lentor Central that was awarded to GuocoLand in July 2021 as part of an Government Land Sale (GLS) tender. The developer overcame eight other bidders to the site by submitting a bid of $784.1 million, or $1.204 psf in plots (psf and ppr).
The 186,001 square feet plot is zoned for residential and has commercial space in the first storey was the first parcel of land that was sold within Lentor Hills. It is located close to Yio Chu Kang Road, the area is bordered by established private housing enclaves for residents comprised of mixed-land housing.
The purchase of the initial site within Lentor Hills marked the initiation of a zone previously defined by empty land. The site was a hot spot for competition because of it’s proximity to newly built Lentor MRT Station. As part of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) the station was inaugurated on August 20, 2021. It offers a direct connection to downtown areas and will provide further access to East following the completion of the TEL by 2025.
When it was granted this site on July 20, 2021. GuocoLand presented its concept of development to develop Lentor Modern a year later. It is the first and only mixed-use development to be integrated located in Lentor Hills, Lentor Modern will consist of three 25-storey residential towers atop an elevated podium. The podium is home to the mall, which has over 96,000 sq feet in F&B and retail stores with one of the largest supermarkets in the area, which is 12,000 square feet as well as a 10,000 sq ft childcare center. It will also be linked to Lentor MRT Station. Lentor MRT Station.
In an Aug 31 2022 press release, GuocoLand CEO Cheng acknowledged that the project’s contribution to shaping the environment in the Lentor Hills. “Our plan is for Lentor Modern to completely transform into a new Lentor area into an elegant and desirable lifestyle and residential place,” he said.
Beyond Lentor Modern Beyond Lentor Modern, the developer is a major player in the growth of the neighborhood. The developer launched the project in July. the Lentor Hills residences, a condo with 598 units located on Lentor Gardens by GuocoLand, Hong Leong Holdings and TID (a joint venture of Hong Leong Holdings and Mitsui Fudosan) it was put up for sale. Caveats filed as of September 28 reveal the condo has sold the condo has sold 385 (64%) of the condo’s units sold for an average of $2,082 per square foot. In April an agreement between GuocoLand with Intrepid Investments (a subsidiary of Hong Leong Holdings) was given an GLS site located at Lentor Gardens for $486.8 million ($985 per sq ft ppr). The planned development on the site will include 533 homes and will include 6,500 sq feet of child care facilities.
Design inspired by nature
Lentor Modern is nestled in an oasis of nature, with the beautiful scenery in Lower Peirce Reservoir Park, Thomson Nature Park, and Lower Seletar Reservoir Park nearby. In the near future, Hillock Park will be easily accessible across the street across from Lentor Modern.
The condominium site was previously located in Lentor Forest, with a freshwater stream. The site’s design was inspired by its initial nature, GuocoLand wanted Lentor Modern’s style to reflect its connection to the natural world. ADDP Architects was brought on to create the design, in conjunction with the landscape designer Ortus Design.
To resemble a flowing water flow, Lentor Modern features a collection that are interconnected located on the fourth floor of the development. The total length is around 200 meters in total. The water bodies comprise the leisure pool with a 50m lap pool with a 25m length, as well as jacuzzi and spa pools.
The landscape at Lentor Modern was designed to incorporate the natural and organic look. On the first floor, a lovely path of greenery will be made by planting groves of trees. gigantic forests will also be established on the plaza that is the mall’s public area.
The design inspired by nature extends to the exterior of the residential towers with dark, earthy shades. Entryways towards the building’s podiums are covered with plants that resemble the treetop canopy. All told, around 150 species of plants can be found in Lentor Modern.
Tang Kok Thye, associate partner of ADDP Architects, adds that careful consideration was given to wildlife and flora of the area and the way that the development may affect the wildlife of the vicinity. The glass that is less reflective was chosen for the project to reduce birds from flying through windows, along with the railings on balconies in lieu of glass panels.
Spaces for relaxation and to play
The majority of Lentor Modern’s facilities is situated along the water bodies that are interconnected on Level Four. Alongside these pools are numerous areas of lawns, gardens and pavilions. The other facilities include indoor and outdoor gymnasiums as well as a sun deck and a mini golf course. Also, there is tennis courts and a playground. It also has an allotment garden that includes community-based planters, as well as an area that has glamping tents.
The clubhouse of the condo offers functions rooms as well as the business lounge as well as a games room, and even a dancing studio. On the 14th floor in each of three towers of residential the Sky Club offers additional open spaces for exercise and dining, two dining areas for gatherings and naturally ventilated work spaces and a lounge with air conditioning.
As the post-pandemic transition was towards hybrid working, a number of areas were incorporated to accommodate those who work from home or study at home. The business lounge in the clubhouse features hot-desking booths that are private and private as well as an area for meetings that can accommodate up to six persons on Level 14. At level 14, the lounge and work spaces offer alternative places to work. On the fourth level Four residents are able to pop into any of the pavilions for private calls or sessions for private tuition and study group.
Modern luxurious living
Lentor Modern is the 3rd residential project to open as part of GuocoLand’s “Modern” series of homes. The initial development of this series includes Martin Modern, the 450-unit residential development located situated on Martin Place, which launched in July 2017 and will be finished in the year 2021. On March 20, 2021 GuocoLand began construction of Midtown Modern which is a 558-unit, integrated development along Tan Quee Lan Street.
According to GuocoLand this series embodies the modern lifestyle of luxury through timeless and classic architecture, paired with a flexible and efficient layout that allows the needs of working, living and entertaining at home. It also has a strong commitment to wellness, with easy access to the outdoors and a focus on interaction through sharing amenities.
In Lentor Modern, units comprise one-to four-bedroom apartments that range from 527 square feet to 1,528 square feet. There is a “flex space” was added to the layout of two-to-four-bedroom units. The space is able to be modified to various purposes for example, an office at home as well as a nursery or hobby room. The usage can change in accordance with the lifestyle of the homeowner. It has a window to allow natural airflow.
For three- and four-bedders the flex room is situated close to the master bedroom, which allows owners to utilize the space for an extra wardrobe, a baby room, or an ensuite study.
A number of thoughtful layout ideas were included in the design, including more efficient layouts for dumbbells that is suitable for two-bedroom units, dry and dry kitchens for all four-bedroom units and even a garden space for the three and four bedroom models. Each unit comes with the kitchen equipment from Smeg along with bathroom accessories made by Hansgrohe as well as Roca.
In”Modern,” the “Modern” series residents of Lentor Modern will have access to a concierge service which provides help, such as the receipt of parcels and booking taxis.
The transformation of Lentor
The first project to go live within Lentor Hills, GuocoLand faced the primary challenge of introducing prospective buyers the area. The emphasis on Lentor’s upcoming transformation with Lentor Modern and its future developments were key to GuocoLand’s marketing plan for the development.
In the marketing materials that were distributed, details on the present and future development plans for the region was included, and GuocoLand’s history of successful implementation of transformative integrated mixed-use developments such as Guoco Tower as well as Guoco Midtown is also mentioned.
In the case of Lentor Modern specifically, GuocoLand highlighted the “One One Ride Lifestyle” which the project offers that allows residents to get an elevator from their residence directly to the integrated mall, which offers various grocery, retail and F&B choices. It is a development that is transit-oriented that is integrated with The Lentor MRT Station, residents can take a convenient and direct way towards Orchard Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens as well as Marina Bay, the CBD along with Marina Bay.
The sales gallery in the project was meticulously designed to enhance the idea and style and style of Lentor Modern. The gallery features the main hall, which has a skylight which contains the model and steps lead visitors to an additional area that is home to the exhibitflat units. The design is reminiscent of the building the sales gallery employs the dark hue, along with lush vegetation and natural light to create an experience that is unique to visitors.