After New Futura, Boulevard 88 will be the next ultra luxury condo by City Developments Ltd this year.
Before the launch of Boulevard 88, it was New Futura that took the market by storm. The luxury condo in Orchard was launched back in 2018 and has achieved remarkable sales despite a relatively soft property market in Singapore.
When it comes to luxury condominiums in Singapore, City Developments Ltd (CDL) is definitely one of the most renowned property developers that come to mind.
Thus, just simply by looking at what they have done for New Futura, we can rest assured that affluent buyers won’t be shortchanged at Boulevard 88 – or even better.
Boulevard 88 Project Information
Before we go into the details for Boulevard 88, here is an overview of the project information.
|Project Name:||Boulevard 88|
|Developer:||City Developments Ltd (CDL), Hong Leong Holdings and Lea Investments|
|Address:||81 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248650|
|Site area:||130,537 sqft|
|Unit types:||2-Bedroom + Study (1313 sqft)|
3-Bedroom (1776 sqft)
4-Bedroom (2766 – 2799 sqft)
Penthouse (5673 – 6049 sqft)
|Total units:||154 units|
|No. of blocks:||2|
|No. of levels:||28|
|Car parking Lots:||211 (for residents only)|
|Expected TOP date:||End January 2023|
Boulevard 88 Developer – City Developments Ltd
In our opinion, CDL is without a doubt the top developer in Singapore and it is definitely a brand name being associated with quality and luxury homes – whether it is a private condo in the prime district or the suburbs.
CDL has a proven track record that spans more than 50 years of experience in the real estate industry – within various sectors such as residential, offices, hotels and shopping malls.
Some of its well-known luxury condo projects include the likes of New Futura, Gramercy Park, Nouvel 18, St Regis Residences, Residences at W, Oceanfront at Sentosa, One Shenton, and The Sail at Marina Bay.
Its extensive global portfolio includes more than a total of 500 associated companies and subsidiaries across 28 countries such as Australia, the Middle East, North America, and Europe.
For instance, the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C) – the group’s subsidiary firm which is listed in London, is one of the biggest hotel chains globally with more than 135 hotels all over with many of them located within some of the biggest gateway cities.
Boulevard 88 Location
The Boulevard 88 is located along Orchard Boulevard and Cuscaden Road with a coveted address of 81 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248650 – just next to Cuscaden Residences and diagonally across St. Regis Residences (along Cuscaden Road).
Situated within the impeccable prime district 10 of Singapore, Boulevard 88 truly offers you a luxury living experience like no other. Here’s why.
Near big shopping malls in Orchard Road
One of the perks for living at Boulevard 88 is being within close proximity to some of the biggest shopping malls along Orchard Road in Singapore. They include ION Orchard, Wisma Atria, Ngee Ann City, Tang Plaza, Wheelock Place, and Paragon.
At these shopping malls, you will find a wide variety of retail and dining options from international luxury fashion brands to exquisite 5-star restaurants.
For this reason, the Orchard Road precinct has been widely popular among the affluent homebuyers – both the locals and foreigners for a long time and it will always be the case for generations to come.
Orchard Boulevard MRT Station
Right now, the closest MRT station to Boulevard 88 is the Orchard MRT Station, which is situated just under the ION Orchard shopping mall. It will take approximately a 6-minute walk to get there.
By the time Boulevard 88 is completed, this luxury condominium will be served by two MRT stations instead of just one. The other closest option will be Orchard Boulevard MRT station which will be part of upcoming Thomson-East Coast MRT line (TEL)
The new Orchard Boulevard station will offer you a direct train route to the Central Business District (CBD) in Singapore as it will pass by Shenton Way and Marina Bay and all the way to the Eastern region of Singapore.
Boulevard 88 Condo Interiors and Facilities
Boulevard 88 in Singapore practically has the word ‘luxury’ written all over it. First of all, within this new launch at Cuscaden Road, there is an extravagant Sky Club which can be used to host private social events, together with a Sky kitchen for your hired chef to cook up gourmet meals for your distinguished guests.
After a sumptuous meal, you and your guests can adjourn to the Sky lounge for a couple of drinks while enjoying the night skies and beautiful skyline of the Orchard precinct.
For the fitness enthusiasts, you will have exclusive access to the Sky gym and Infinity Sky pool for the finest health and wealth experiences.
Every and every corner at Boulevard 88 has been designed to offer residents a lavish lifestyle within the city. From top quality floorings to the finest materials used for the fittings, this condo certainly takes luxury living to new levels.
Boulevard 88 Floor Plan and Unit Types
This will be a mixed development with both residential, which will be Boulevard 88 and a 208-unit hotel component, Singapore EDITION Hotel integrated into one.
Boulevard 88 consists of a total 154 exclusive luxury apartments spanning over 2 residential towers at 28-storey each. Units will start from the 7th storey onwards.
Unlike most of the mega luxury condominiums in Singapore, CDL is looking to keep Boulevard 88 simple for prospects to understand and the options are pretty straightforward.
It comprises for 2-bedroom + study to 4-bedroom unit types with sizes ranging from 1,313 square feet to 2,799 square feet. At Boulevard 88, only the 4-bedder units will have a private lift lobby while the rest will share common lift access within the condo.
There are also 4 penthouse units for sale at Boulevard 88. However, no information or floor plan has been released yet for these penthouses. So if you’re interested, do drop us a note using the form below so that we can keep you posted.
Boulevard 88 is expected to obtain its T.O.P by January 2023.
Anyway, here are the Boulevard 88 floor plan for each unit type.
- 2-Bedroom + Study (1,313-sqft)
- 3-Bedroom (1,776-sqft)
- 4-Bedroom (2,766 – 2,799-sqft)
Boulevard 88 Price Guide
As of 26 March 2019, the Boulevard 88 price guide for each unit is shown in the table below. Please note that the pricing is subjected to changes, so please give us a call at (+65) 6631-8384 or contact us by using the form below for the latest Boulevard 88 price.
|2-Bedroom + Study||Type A1/A2||1,313 sqft||$4.448 million||$3,387|
|3-Bedroom||Type B1/B2||1,776 sqft||$5.992 million||$3,373|
|4-Bedroom||Type C1/C1a/C2/C2a||2,766 to 2,799-sqft||$9.736 million||$3,519|
|Penthouse||Type PH||5,673 to 6,059-sqft||Price on Ask||–|
Boulevard 88 Showflat Location
The Boulevard 88 showflat is located on the actual site of the project, along Orchard Boulevard and right opposite Four Seasons Park condo. The showflat is opened for private viewing sessions only.
If you’re keen to view the showflat, please call (+65) 6631-8384 or send us a Whatsapp message.
Boulevard 88 Review
When it comes to developing a true luxury condominium, CDL is definitely one of the masters in this industry. Their track record for luxury homes in the prime districts has been truly remarkable over the last decade.
Personally, I am a hard man to impress. But having seen some of their most recent luxury condo projects such as Gramercy Park and New Futura, I was totally awed and impressed by the quality that CDL is able to deliver – even down to the most basic aspects of developing a high-end real estate.
Great sizes and functional living spaces
One of the most basic key aspects within a luxury condo (for us) is definitely the sizes of the units and as you tell can from the Boulevard 88 floor plans – CDL totally nailed it.
It’s a fact that most luxury homebuyers want space and lots of them. These buyers won’t want to buy small one-bedroom apartments or studios. It just doesn’t work well for their reputation and portfolio, especially for the ‘crazy rich’ foreigners.
Having received overwhelming responses for Gramercy Park and New Futura, I would say that CDL has more than sufficient data to know what are these homebuyers looking for in the high-end residential market and you know that it is not going to screw up with Boulevard 88 – CDL’s third luxury condo project in 3 years.
The address is beyond compare
First all, in order to be recognized as a true luxury condominium, it has to be located in the prime district or the city center. Let’s face it, it’s going to be totally weird if Boulevard 88 is placed somewhere in the suburban region and still call in a high-end residential development.
Being located along Orchard Boulevard and Cuscaden Road, within the Tanglin precinct, Boulevard 88 is literally just next to the biggest shopping district in Singapore. Be it weekdays or weekends, locals or foreigners, the Orchard Road shopping belt will always be the lifestyle rhythm of Singapore for decades to come.
As they always say, ‘what’s luxury without privacy?’. The location of Boulevard 88 couldn’t be any better as you are nestled away from the hustle and bustle from Orchard Road while still being close proximity to fulfilling all your daily necessities and needs.
Just a couple of things to frown over
I wouldn’t say that this is a perfect luxury development. Well honestly, you can hardly find one these days.
One of the downsides is that only the 4-bedroom units (and maybe the penthouses) will get a private lift lobby and the rest will have to use a common lift lobby.
This came as quite a surprise because it wasn’t the case for CDL’s earlier high-end projects or most of the luxury condos by other developers. It’s not really a deal-breaker, but having a private lift lobby does bring out the luxury within an apartment unit as affluent owners would usually prefer their own exclusive access into their homes.
Another thing is the noise – from the road and Singapore Edition Hotel.
Based on the building’s orientation, it looks like 50 percent of the units will be facing the main road of Orchard Boulevard. Therefore, it can get a little noisy from the traffic during peak hours.
But then again, Gramercy Park had a similar problem as well for directly facing Grange Road and it still managed to sell out all of its units when the property market was going through a rough time back in 2016.
As for Singapore Edition Hotel, the only concern would be ensuring that the guests and activities at the hotel don’t intrude into the privacy of those living at Boulevard 88.
This is, in fact, not CDL’s first mixed development with residential and hotel components. They had others such as Residences at W and W Hotel, [email protected] Quay and M Social Singapore, St. Regis Residences and St. Regis Hotel, and South Beach Residences and JW Marriott Hotel Singapore.
Such developments can be a problem especially when hotel guests and residents are sharing some common spaces within the compound, or the hotel rooms are facing in a direction where it actually allows to a guest to look into the private residential units or communal areas.
Let’s hope such a problem doesn’t exist for Boulevard 88.
To end off this Boulevard 88 review, I would like to say that this brand new Orchard Boulevard condo is indeed a fine exemplar of modern luxury living in Singapore. It has showcased most of the basic elements which a high-end condo should have.
Despite a few shortcomings, it’s still one luxury condominium which affluent buyers should definitely look out for.