Margaret Ville: A home fit for a Queen
Jun 11, 2018
The heritage-rich estate of Queenstown is the perfect place to lay down roots. We check out Margaret Ville, a spanking new condominium sprouting up in Singapore’s first satellite town.
Queenstown, with its city-fringe location, is just close enough to the action yet not too crowded to maintain its own charm. Situated on the south-western most fringe of the Central Region of Singapore in District 3, Queenstown is considered a prime area to live in in the Rest of Central Region (RCR). In fact, it is better to other attractive city-fringe locations in the East such as Paya Lebar and Kallang, and is even slightly closer to the Central Business District of Raffles City than District 15 and 16. It is a mere 10-min drive to CBD and six-minute drive away from One-North, a boon for those working there.
For leisure, there are plenty of options, ranging from prime shopping at Orchard Road, hip restaurants at Dempsey and popular drinking holes at Holland Village, all great hangouts on lazy weekends.
Sometimes hailed the Queen of estates, Queenstown was first built by the Singapore Improvement Trust in the 1950s. In the 1960s, the Housing Development Board (HDB) developed it into Singapore’s first satellite town. Queenstown is home to the first HDB flats, the tallest public housing blocks (at 14 storeys, back in 1956), first point blocks and first community and social institutions which included a polyclinic, library, shops, neighbourhood sports complex, schools, markets, sports facilities and places of worship; all amenities that residents of Margaret Ville will enjoy at their door step.
It also has an interesting history worthy of its royal name. Christened by the British who began the Queenstown project, it honours Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate her coronation in 1952. In 2012, Prince William and his wife, Catherine, even paid a visit to Queenstown estate during an Asia-Pacific tour to mark her Diamond Jubilee.
Despite being an almost 70-year-old dame, Queenstown is bustling with exciting rejuvenation plans and has attracted a good mix of residents. An expanded park connector network, including links to the future Round Island Route, offers residents a convenient walk or cycle to other parks and attractions. Nature lovers and runners also love living in Queenstown as it is near to scenic spots like Botanic Gardens, the Rail Corridor and the Southern Ridges. Residents enjoy close proximity to malls like Ikea, Anchorpoint, Alexandra Central Mall and Queensway Shopping Centre, though a shopping spree at Orchard Road is merely a 10-minute drive away. Add to that a multitude of good food at its hawker centres, and it’s no wonder Queenstown is one of the most desired neighbourhoods in Singapore.
In fact, in 2012, an executive maisonette on Mei Ling Street at Queenstown sold for a then-record breaking $1million. Designer HDB projects like Dawson’s SkyVille and SkyTerrace also add a swanky touch to Queenstown’s skyline and have helped to enhance the estate’s property value.
The newly-launched Margaret Ville is a great opportunity for buyers to sink their roots into this enigmatic town. Residents will love its convenient location in Queenstown that is close to many prime areas. Just minutes away from Orchard Road, Holland Village, One-North, the CBD and nature like the Botanic Gardens, Margaret Ville is a wonderful place to live, eat, work and play. You’re never far from the action! This project of about 309 units is developed by MCL Land (Regent) Pte Ltd and buyers can choose from one+study to four-bedroom units. Just the right size for a condo project, it exudes luxury and is great for those who love the vibe of luxurious living amidst the tranquil sophistication that Margaret Ville provides, yet want a large enough resident size to keep the cost of management reasonable.
Margaret Ville offers a luxury boutique hotel feel. Residents will come home through a grand marble entryway and be greeted by a concierge desk such as providing concierge delivering online shopping parcel services – talk about five-star service. Its state-of-the-art Activa Gym and hydro-massage facilities in the Spa Pools are just some of the facilities you can expect. Want to book a Gourmet Pavilion? You can do it online and enjoy on-the-go convenience. The high tech Smart Homes come with automated home air conditioning, biometric door lock system and remote access, real-time video surveillance and you can even access your visitor call panel with a mobile app.
The elegant 40-storey block gives residents unblocked views overlooking Good Class Bungalows, enhancing its exclusive feel. It is easily accessible to both Commonwealth and Queenstown MRT stations that are within a 7-minute walk away, and conveniently linked to Ayer Rajah Expressway. Besides being a short drive or MRT/bus ride to Orchard Road and Raffles Place, Margaret Ville is also a hop and a skip away from the hip restaurant and bar enclaves of Holland Village and Dempsey. Schools around the town include New Town Primary School, Queensway Secondary School, Crescent Girls School, MDIS and Global Indian International School, while several kindergartens provide preschool education for young families.
With its enviable location smack in Queenstown, Margaret Ville makes the ideal home for families, or a shrewd investment for property punters looking for good rental yield and capital gain. But most importantly, it’s a home away from home; the embodiment of elegant living in an upscale residence, embraced by nature and overflowing with exclusivity. At Margaret Ville, you and your loved ones will relish in a private, ethereal retreat with refreshingly picturesque views, right on the city fringe of Singapore.