Chantel’s Choice is a series of reviews that shines light on some good projects because good things are worth a good shoutout.
In this edition of Chantel’s choice, I like to review on Stirling Residences.
Stirling Residences is a new condominium located in the Queenstown vicinity.
3 Things you must know about Stirling Residences
It is close to good food (local, western, japanese)
All units have unblock views with good size balconies.
89 units are sold in the month of June. This project is 80% sold.
So what makes this project so attractive, that despite the global pandemic and uncertainty in the markets it can still sell 89 units?
Let’s have a look!
Queenstown is one neighbourhood that is filled with character and home to my favourite cookie shop folks and stories. My affinity with this area goes way back during my childhood days where visiting IKEA Alexandra was a highlight for me as a child. Till this day I still have a soft spot for the ikea hotdogs, meatballs and chicken wings!
While I was working on a side hustle with 2 friends, I spent a good amount of time at their place in Meiling Street, which gave me a chance to appreciate the convenience and amazing finds within walking distance.
During my time at meiling street, we will often start the day with breakfast at the Mei Chin Road Market which serves one of the BEST economical bee hoon, our afternoon tea snack and coffee is well-taken care by Tiong Hoe and Folks and Stories.
We will also take a short drive to the labrador park for evening runs which is a combination of scenic sea views and awesome architecture from Reflections at Keppel Bay and Caribbeans by the Bay on the other side.
My time in Meiling has convinced me that living in this area is pretty awesome!
Address: 21-25 Stirling Road
Tenure: 99 year leasehold
Total Number of units: 1259
Estimated Top: APR 2022
1 BR, 1BR + study
2BR, 2BR + study, 2 BR Premium
3 Br, 3 BR Premium
4 Br Penthouse
What I like about Stirling Residences
1.All units in this project has Unblock Views
Stirling Residences sits on an undulated terrain which gives it a natural elevation.
This is one project that offers one of the best views one can ask for in a RCR project.
2.Awesome Location (MRT, Amenities, Popular Eateries)
Stirling residences is within a 5min walk to the Queenstown mrt station. Despite the proximity to the train station, the condo is not affected by the noise from the train as the Queens condo nearby acts as a good buffer for the train noise.
It’s also a short walk to amenities like mei chin road market, anchorage shopping center, and IKEA Alexandra.
It’s also a short drive to the Dempsey, Orchard and TiongBahru area.
It’s also easy to commute to work via the East West Line of the MRT, if your workplace is in One North, the CBD or even Jurong.
3.Luxurious Facilities and Childcare Centre
Usually for a mega project like Stirling Residence with 1259 units, one can expect an array of nice facilities.
I especially like the idea of having a childcare centre within the condo, as it’s convenient for the residents and the rental collected from the childcare centre can also be use to offset a portion of the maintenance cost of the condo, which I think is really a smart and good way to steward the space in the condo.
4.Good Layouts And Design
The layout at Stirling residences are quite well thought out and are generally efficient. For example this 1 bedroom layout, is design to for maximum functionality.
The small and compact AC ledge area is just enough for the compressor and
sufficient space for service man to service the AC. The balcony is also a right size that can comfortably fit in coffee table and chair for one to enjoy the nice views.
The dual access (jack and jill) to the bathroom provides convenience and privacy, as you can have direct access to the bathroom from your bedroom and your guest can access the bathroom without having to go through your bedroom.
One interesting layout for the 2 bedroom is this 2 bedroom compact unit which seems to be the developer’s way of trying to create a product is the best of both worlds.
This 2 bedroom compact layout features
Good size master and 2nd bedroom
The 2nd bedroom even have sufficient space to have study table beside it
With a good size living and dining
The master room also have direct access to balcony
I would say that perhaps, the only con of this layout is there is only one bathroom. But it really depends how many pax is staying in the apartment. If it’s just a single or couple even couple with a young kid this 1 bathroom is still sufficient.
I feel this layout has a very good potential to be decorated into an excellent lifestyle unit with the space that it offers.
For more details on other floor plan types and virtual tour of the show units, you may drop me a message and I will be happy to share with you.
5.Good Growth Story and good tenant pools
Located Between 2 CBD
Stirling Residences is located at a sweet spot of being between 2 CBDs, the current CBD in the Raffles Place area and second CBD in Jurong East. Jurong East 2 CBD which is expected to generate 100,000 jobs
Besides potential rental demand from these 2 business districts, potential tenants can also come from the One North Business District and expats working in the Harbourfront and area and nearby Marble Business City 1 and 2.
The one north business district is also home to media industries, including Disney in Sandcrawler Building and Mediacorp occupying Mediapolis
It will be interesting if one of your tenants/or potential buyer who might be a budding celebrity in the media industry! I recall working on a TOP project (newly completed condo) that was near to Caldecott and I manage to sell one of the 2 bedroom unit to one the celebrity from Mediacorp who was looking for a home closer to the station.
Location Surrounded by Million Dollar HDBs
Meiling Street and Dawson Area is also famous for the million-dollar HDB transactions.
This will imply that the residents in this area are likely to be with deep pockets, and should they want to reinvest their profits into the private property in this same area, they will be good potential buyers for Stirling Residences.
As property owners who are familiar with the area and have profited from property sales in the area, they will be a pool of buyer with a high probability of buying back good properties in the area.