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HNWI Setting Up Homes in Singapore

HNWI Setting Up Homes in Singapore

Singapore’s luxury market has been in the news lately. First, British Billionaire James Dyson made waves on 9 July 2019 by purchasing the Wallich Residence super penthouse at a price of S$73.8 million. The 21,108 sq ft, triplex super penthouse spread across the 62 nd  to 64 th  storey of the 290m tall Guoco Tower by developer Guocoland is the largest penthouse and the highest residence in Singapore. This news made its rounds not just in the local dailies, but also in international press such as The Financial Times and the BBC. Two weeks later, news broke that Sir Dyson had forked out anothe...

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Outdoor Kitchens to Inspire Your Next Al Fresco Dinner

Outdoor Kitchens to Inspire Your Next Al Fresco Dinner

As summer heats up, it’s the perfect time to move dinner outdoors. Whether in the shade of ivy-covered pergolas or on warm, sun-dappled terraces, spending more time outside is a premium perk of warm weather—even better when accompanied by a great meal, a glass of wine, and good company. For all your seasonal soirées, let these seven outdoor kitchens inspire you to refresh your outdoor spaces this summer. With the right details, any patio can become part of a restorative indoor/outdoor summer lifestyle. A Rustic Stone Hearth in Helena Helena, Montana | Laura Sacchi & Tory Cy...

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Timeless Value. Luxury Redefined.

Timeless Value. Luxury Redefined.

Looking at The Lumos from afar is akin to looking at a glittering crystal chandelier with blue embedded gems. Four of those “gems” are actually glass living pods with a 699 sq ft luxury apartment inside that any eligible, modern cosmopolitan bachelor or bachelorette would be proud to call home. Three other “gems” reveal a 1,141 sq ft 2-bedroom duplex for stylish couples who know how to live it up. The Lumos is a freehold luxury development that combines art and architecture, located in the highly sought-after address of Leonie Hill in Singapore’s prestigious prime district 9. The cut...

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New & Notable Luxury Properties For Sale Over $20 Million

New & Notable Luxury Properties For Sale Over $20 Million

From the former estate of Jordan’s king and queen on the Potomac in Maryland to an elegant waterfront home in Sydney, these are four featured notable properties for sale over $20 million. Potomac, Maryland |  Michael Rankin ,  TTR Sotheby’s International Realty   Sited at the top of a gentle knoll on the banks of the Potomac River sits an elegant château clad in French limestone. This mansion was the formal estate of Jordan’s King Hussein and Queen Noor. The main parcel and structure were acquired from the King and Queen in 2000. Subsequently, the owner has thoughtfu...

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8 Ideas For Transforming An Extra Room

8 Ideas For Transforming An Extra Room

Much like petits fours at the end of a delicious meal, an auxiliary room can often sweeten the deal when deciding on a property to add to your portfolio. Whether for business, in the case of a home office, or pleasure via a home theater, make the most of the extra square footage by introducing one of these additions to your home. For the Socializer: The Keeping Room Berkley, California | Herman Chan,  Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty The name “keeping room” comes from the Colonial era when homes were smaller in size, and many families “kept” warm by huddl...

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Funding Homes For Life

Funding Homes For Life

The Singapore Government has updated rules on the use of CPF  to purchase properties – both private properties and HDB flats – as well as the rules on HDB housing loans with effect from 10 May 2019. The objective is to enable Singaporeans to have more flexibility in purchasing a home, while safeguarding their housing needs in their retirement.  Restrictions on the use of CPF will be imposed if the remaining lease of the property cannot cover the youngest buyer until at least the age of 95. According to a joint media release by the Ministry of National Development (MND) and Ministry of M...

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In A Class Of Its Own

In A Class Of Its Own

The Beach Road precinct is fast becoming one of Singapore’s new prime areas. One of the most distinguishable developments that sits right in the heart of that precinct is Concourse Skyline.  Designed by the award-winning COX Group, Concourse Skyline is a mixed-used development comprising two high-rise block and one low-rise block. To-date, there are only a very limited number of two- to four-bedroom apartments still available for ownership. The developer of Concourse Skyline is public-listed Hong Fok Corporation Limited (Hong Fok), and they have just unveiled the development’s cro...

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Which Interior Design Style Is Right for You?

Which Interior Design Style Is Right for You?

When deciding which luxury home is suited to you, take note: architecture and hardware tell part of the story, but it’s the interior design that truly turns a house into a home. How To Determine Your Interior Design Styles? Take this quiz! We’ve assembled some of the most current—and lasting—interior design trends to give you a window into your personal interior style. Take this quiz to find out which trend suits you best, and investigate the features your home should have in order to bring your look to life. Arguably, the best design includes a dash of personality. From eclecti...

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Waterfront Living At Its Best

Waterfront Living At Its Best

Corals at Keppel Bay by developer Keppel Land, epitomises world-class luxurious waterfront living both in Singapore and the region, offering residents a beautiful sea and greenery view rarely available. Corals at Keppel Bay is the brainchild of celebrated architect Daniel Libeskind, who is known globally for his ground-breaking work. The daring and iconic Reflections at Keppel Bay – also by Keppel Land – was his first Asian residential showpiece. With Corals at Keppel Bay , he once again brings his design genius to prime waterfront living.  Further extending the water them...

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Soaring Heights

Soaring Heights

A unique collaboration between several acclaimed international brands, Yoo8 serviced by Kempinski is set to become Kuala Lumpur’s most coveted branded residence yet. The two-tower Yoo8 serviced by Kempinski is part of the 8 Conlay development by Malaysian property developer KSK Land,which also includes the first Kempinski Hotel in Kuala Lumpur as well as a lifestyle retail quarter The iconic Petronas Twin Towers have long been the beacons on the Kuala Lumpur skyline, but come 2020, a new pair of skyscrapers is set to become another of the city’s most talked about landmarks. The two b...

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