When the renowned real estate developers, Allgreen Properties, swung into action with the proposed Fourth Avenue Residences condo in Bukit Timah, the amazing response from the public hardly came as a great surprise – for obvious reasons.
Marvelous location, state-of-the-art amenities, proximity to communication hubs, the availability of a wide range of unit types, and most important of all – ‘doorstep’ access to Sixth Avenue MRT station makes Fourth Avenue Residences an irresistible private residential project among prospective buyers.
Undoubtedly, 2019 is all-set to overwhelm the real estate investors with a range of attractive and lucrative options, one after the other. Especially, the locality in and around the renowned Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has emerged to be a posh location for luxurious real estate projects.
While everything sounds great and all for this new condo at Bukit Timah, it is still undoubtedly a big decision when comes to buying private residential properties in Singapore, and this is why you must be aware of all its fundamental aspects.
To help you make a well-informed decision, here is a deeper insight into the property. Let’s have a quick look and understand if Fourth Avenue Residences condo makes for a great home or investment for you.
Fourth Avenue Residences Developer
Allgreen Properties is the developer of Fourth Avenue Residences. Founded in the year 1986, they are a reliable and trustworthy name in Singapore’s real estate industry.
It is, in fact, a subsidiary real estate firm of the famed Kuok Group which has a wide-spread presence throughout Asia. Allgreen Properties has established themselves as one of the leading real estate developers in Singapore and are known for developing high-end commercial and residential projects.
The Allgreen group consisted of 35 subsidiaries and 13 associated companies as at 31 December 2014. Although Allgreen started its operations in 1986, it had been in property-related businesses since the early 1980s.
They have an impressive portfolio and excellent track record which includes the Great World City shopping mall and Tanglin Mall, which are among the notable commercial development projects.
RV Residences, Holland Residences, the SkySuites@Anson, Riviera 38, the Shaughnessy and Binjai Crest are a few of the existing residential properties developed by this acclaimed developer.
Within the Bukit Timah precinct, Allgreen Properties is also the developer for the future redevelopment of the former Royalville and the former Crystal Tower.
These 2 freehold sites were acquired back in December 2017 via a collective sale and the future new launch condo projects are set to launch in 2019 as well.
Fourth Avenue Residences Location
Bukit Timah has always been one of the most prominent residential precincts in Singapore’s real estate landscape over the last couple of decades. It is very well-known for having some of the most luxurious landed homes and high-end condos and apartments within the area.
The optimum location of Fourth Avenue Residences is one of its attractive factors. The condo is located along the Bukit Timah Road in Singapore’s prime District 10.
Being surrounded by the green corridor of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, the Fourth Avenue Residences bring in a breath of fresh air with scenic natural landscapes. The serene and tranquil environment, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, gives its appeal a huge boost.
Sixth Avenue MRT station right at the doorstep
Being a resident at Fourth Avenue Residences, you will enjoy great convenience of transportation and ease of access. You will have unparalleled access to the Sixth Avenue MRT station and bus services.
The Sixth Avenue MRT station along the Downtown MRT Line is right on the doorstep of the condo. This is perhaps the closest you can get to a train station, making it highly convenient for residents to travel to the town area or other parts of the island on the go.
For instance, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Singapore Botanic Garden is just mere 2 MRT stops away and you can also reach the Marina Bay Financial District by taking a train ride in less than 30 minutes.
Driving around Singapore
If you prefer to drive your own vehicle, the famous Orchard Road Shopping Belt is just nothing more than a 10-minute drive away and you can easily reach the Central Business District (CBD) in 20 minutes.
While the Bukit Timah Road and Pan Island Expressway are the lifelines that provide connection to the eastern and western regions of Singapore, the Dunearn Road, which unfurls right next to the development, also provides connectivity to the Central Expressway (CTE). This will take you to the northern region of Singapore.
Rest assured that you will find it extremely easy and convenient as far as commuting and getting around Singapore in your own vehicle is concerned from Fourth Avenue Residences.
Amenities that contribute to opulent living
The residents of Fourth Avenue Residences at Bukit Timah will be spoilt with a wide range of amenities. It features all the necessary and affluent retail and dining options that you could possibly wish for. Let’s have a look at some of the eye-catching amenities that you must know about.
A number of shopping malls, utility centers, groceries, and retail outlets are scattered around Fourth Avenue Residences.
The Guthrie House, which has a supermarket, bakery, DIY store, café, gelateria, pilates studio, and so on is located at a walkable distance. The Grandstand, Rail Mall, Beauty World Center, The Star Vista, Bukit Timah Plaza and the Coronation Shopping Plaza provide you with ample shopping opportunities in close vicinity.
What’s more, a cluster of fine-dine restaurants and eateries are there to serve you with your favorite delicacies.
Fourth Avenue Residences is within close proximity to various restaurants and eateries including Guthrie House (which is literally next door) and Violet Oon Singapore which serves delectable Peranakan cuisine and it is situated just 600 meters away from the condo.
In addition, the Adam Road Food Centre and Newton Food Center are also pretty close by – if it’s local delicacies that you are looking for.
Prestigious schools in Bukit Timah
The locality is home to some of the highly admired educational institutions to boost your kids’ career development.
Raffles Girls’ Primary School, Nanyang Primary School, and Methodist Girls’ School (Primary) are situated just within 2km from Fourth Avenue Residences. The famed Nanyang Girls’ High School, Hwa Chong Institution and National Junior College are all located within close proximity from the Bukit Timah condo as well.
Attractions around Fourth Avenue Residences
The Bukit Timah Nature Park is undoubtedly the most famous attraction in the region. It is the highest Singaporean hill in the neighborhood and provides you with the opportunity to rejuvenate in the lap of Mother Nature. It is ideal for a weekend day-out with your loved ones.
If you are a horse lover, the Bukit Timah Saddle Club will keep you entertained. The club consists of 23 ponies and horses.
The famed Botanic Garden, which is just a couple of stations away and is recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, can be a great place to unwind. You can take leisurely strolls through the boulevard and catch splendid views of the setting sun.
Your kids will surely love to spend some quality time at Jacob’s Ballas Children Garden. It has joy rides, swings, see-saw, climbers and other entertainment options to keep the children occupied.
Bougainvillea Park, Namly Park, and the Cage Sports Park are the other nearby attractions. If you love golf, then the prestigious Singapore Islands Country Club (SICC) offers you one of the finest golf courses in the entire country.
Rest assured, you will not have to look further to have amazing weekends. A host of attractions nearby will keep you and your kids entertained on the go.
Fourth Avenue Residences Condo Facilities
Picture-perfect landscaping, lush-green gardens, inviting spa and massage parlor, swimming pool, recreational center with tennis court, indoor sports complex, aqua gym, and aerobics center are just a few of the glimpses of an elegant lifestyle within Fourth Avenue Residences condo.
A 50-m lap pool is another attraction which would help you in rewinding after having a hectic day at work.
Add to this, the developer Allgreen has put in a great deal of effort to build meditation pavilion, aromatic garden, Jacuzzi pod, outdoor showers, floating garden, and barbeque plaza to keep the entertainment quotient really high.
Should you organize any party or get-together, there is a function hall and party room to facilitate various types of events.
With so many ways to fill in your leisure hours, you can be assured that there is never going to be any dull moments at Fourth Avenue Residences, and your social calendar will always be buzzing with activities.
Fourth Avenue Residences Floor Plan and Unit Types
This 99 years leasehold condominium comprises a total of 476 units across 9 residential blocks – sitting on a land area of around 199,406 square feet.
The Fourth Avenue Residences has a wide variety of unit types to suit all possible requirements and is designed to cater to the needs and wants of every household size.
The Fourth Avenue Residences floor plan accounts for 1-bedroom to 4-bedroom + Study apartments. There are 6 different unit types to choose from and each unit type has multiple layout options.
- 1-Bedroom (484 – 517 sqft)
- 2-Bedroom Compact (624 – 646 sqft)
- 2-Bedroom Premium (689 – 721 sqft)
- 3-Bedroom (915 – 969 sqft)
- 3-Bedroom + Study (1,076 – 1,130 sqft)
- 4-Bedroom + Study (1,475 – 1,496 sqft)
Fourth Avenue Residences Price Guide
As of 30 January 2019, this is the following Fourth Avenue Residences price indication during its initial launch. The price for each unit type is subject to changes, hence do give us a call at (+65) 6631-8384 to get the latest update on the price change.
|Unit Type||Starting Price||Size||Psf|
|2-Bedroom Compact||$1.403m||646 sqft||$2,172|
|2-Bedroom Premium||$1.506m||689 sqft||$2,186|
|3-Bedroom + Study||$2.382m||1,109 sqft||$2,148|
|4-Bedroom + Study||$3.387m||1,475 sqft||$2,296|
Fourth Avenue Residences Showflat
The Fourth Avenue Residences showflat is located on the actual site of the development, just next to Sixth Avenue MRT station.
However, opening hours have yet to be announced, so if you would like to make a viewing appointment, do drop us a note using the form below or give us a call at (+65) 6631-8384. Otherwise, you may be making a wasted trip down.
Fourth Avenue Residences Review
With almost 60 new condo projects launching within 2019 alone, it’s seriously hard to get too excited over one these days – unless it really stands out with some unique and unrivaled features.
Being situated within the upscale Bukit Timah precinct, Fourth Avenue Residences is looking be one of the most coveted new condo projects in the area amongst the affluent property buyers in Singapore.
The main draw to prospects would certainly be its extremely close proximity to the existing Sixth Avenue MRT station – an attribute which is uniquely available to only very little new projects since last year.
However, there isn’t really much to be thrilled over Fourth Avenue Residences other than being next to the MRT station.
When we first heard that Allgreen was going to release a new condo in Bukit Timah, we were pretty darn excited. Why is that so?
Having seen some of Allgreen’s earlier completed projects, such as RV Residences, we were almost certain that they are going to offer high-quality finishes and efficient layouts within the units at Fourth Avenue Residences. Sad to say, they only managed to get half of it correct.
‘Weird’ layouts at Fourth Avenue Residences
Looking at the floor plans, the layout for some unit types are just ‘weird’.
For instance, there are going to 2 balconies (one in the living area and one in the master bedroom) constructed for all the 3-bedroom + Study units. Unless you are an extreme lover of balcony spaces, if not you will be pay at least $100,000 more to own an extra balcony.
Sticking with the 3-bedroom + Study, we couldn’t get the developer’s idea of having a study room with no windows and opening up to the yard (in the kitchen). We believe most homeowners would end up using that space as a storeroom, which will actually make more sense.
If we were to pick our favorite layout at Fourth Avenue Residences, it certainly has to be the 4-Bedroom + Study. It’s definitely more conventional, efficient and functional as compared to the rest – although the balcony looks almost as big as the living hall.
Price comparison with Mayfair Gardens
With Mayfair Gardens being another new residential project launched within the Bukit Timah precinct, it’s common to see prospects comparing these two projects when trying to decide which one suits them the best.
Fourth Avenue Residences does bring much of the feature of living in a modern condominium while Mayfair Gardens takes after a Georgian architecture design. While each has its own advantages and disadvantages, the next best comparison to do is match them up according to price.
Here’s a quick price comparison between Fourth Avenue Residences and Mayfair Gardens.
|Unit Type||Fourth Avenue Residences||Mayfair Gardens|
|Starting Price||Size||Psf||Starting Price||Size||Psf|
|1-Bedroom||$1.05m||484 sqft||$2,169||$965,000||506 sqft||$1,907|
|2-Bedroom||$1.403m||646 sqft||$2,172||$1.452m||753 sqft||$1,928|
|3-Bedroom||$2.169m||969 sqft||$2,238||$1.968m||1,066 sqft||$1,846|
|3-Bedroom Penthouse||–||–||–||$3.009m||1,647 sqft||$1,826|
|4-Bedroom Penthouse||–||–||–||$3.295m||1,733 sqft||$1,901|
As you can see, Fourth Avenue Residences is approximately $200 to almost $400 psf higher than Mayfair Gardens.
Most realtors or even the developers themselves would justify the price difference by saying that Fourth Avenue Residences is close to an MRT station and it’s in a more upscale area (District 10 as compared to District 21, which also makes it closer to the city).
But the truth is that both projects are still within the Bukit Timah precinct and they are not really that far apart. Even at a minimum of $200 psf, a 1,000 sqft unit can easily set you back for another $200,000!
For $200,000, you could probably re-invest somewhere else for more lucrative returns or even get yourself a very nice branded car. Most savvy investors would easily grasp this simple analogy that we have justed quoted.
So is Fourth Avenue Residences a good buy?
In our opinion, this Bukit Timah condo does present itself as an outstanding residential development coupled with contemporary facilities for high-end living in Bukit Timah.
When it comes to building a quality condominium, you can rest assured that Allgreen Properties will offer you nothing but excellence.
However, when it comes to price and functional living spaces, they are not the most favorable selling points for Fourth Avenue Residences because Mayfair Gardens is seriously giving it a run for its money.
With that said, if it wasn’t for Mayfair Gardens, Fourth Avenue Residences would no doubt be the most ideal new launch condo in Bukit Timah to put your money in. But sadly, that’s not the case – at least for now.