Bukit Timah Soho sales off to a slow start

Bukit Timah Soho sales off to a slow start

There has been a muted response to the launch of The Siena development with just 13 of 30 Soho (small office, home office) units sold.

Developer Far East Soho, which held the official launch at the weekend, said in a statement on Tuesday: "Units sized between 538 and 850 sq ft (one- and two-bedder apartments) were the most popular."

The 99-year leasehold project in Bukit Timah has 54 flats in all - 18 one-bedroom units, 28 two-bedders and eight with three bedrooms.

They range in size from 538 sq ft to 980 sq ft.

Prices for the smallest unit in the five-storey project start from $1.3 million, or about $2,416 per sq ft.

The flats have layouts that allow buyers to try out different configurations.

"For example, entrepreneurs can have the flexibility of separating their work space from the (living area) in the day (with) sliding doors," said Far East Soho.

"At night, the work area can be transformed into a space for entertaining guests or the family living area with just a few simple adjustments."

The Siena is near the Botanic Gardens MRT station on the Circle Line.

The station will also be on the upcoming Downtown Line which is due for completion in 2015. It will run from Bukit Panjang to the Promenade station near the Millenia Walk mall.

The Siena is also near Nanyang Primary School and St Margaret's Secondary School.

It expects to get its temporary occupation permit in 2016.

rjscully@sph.com.sg


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