Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Up TOO Early for a House Hunting Day

Well, the whole family was awake by 5 am this morning -- should make for a fab day.

This is the sort of list we get for viewing places. Today it is all homes since there are not a lot of large apartments in the city. One VERY interesting note on here!!! See number 5...

Number 1
-This is an older house and in terms of condition, it may not be spick and span because the Tenant that just left has been living in there for the past 6 years. Obviously restoration works need to be carried out before anyone takes over the place.
- Location-wise, it is walking distance to the grocery shopping and some little food outlets. The closet MRT station is NEWTON and that would be about 10 to 15 mins walk.

Number 2
- I have not seen this house before but it should be between 5 to 10 years old.
- The plus points of this house would be its location with easy access to supermarkets, restaurants and deli outlets.

Number 3
- This is somewhat similar to *** except that it does not have the basement and not close to an MRT station.
- However, its in a cul de-sac and a short walking distance to the children's playground and small park.
- Again it is close walking distance to supermarket, deli outlets, the other side of the Botanical Gardens.

Number 4
- This is still a work in progress but it is a newly re-built 3 storey semi-detached that comes with a lap pool. Basically, all the fittings and fixtures are brand new.
- Location-wise its slightly further out along the Upper Bukit Timah area.
- Its a short drive to the Railway Mall where there is a Cold Storage supermarket, local restaurants and pizzeria.

Number 5
- This is quite a spacious house and according to the agent the condition is very well-maintained by the previous tenant who just vacated on Sunday.
- It is in a very private and exclusive area technically at the back of Teneriffe which we visited today.
- I do not know the exact location but I do suspect that you could walk to amenitiies at Sixth Avenue where we had lunch today.
- There is also supposed to be a life within the house.

Number 6
- This is a huge spacious property further up and round the corner from no. 4 (the Chestnut house).
- It is worth having a look simply for the space that you will get inside the house for the kids to play and run around.

Did you catch it? There is supposed to be A life within the house??? What in the world??? Can't wait to ask Owen about that one!
Update -- even Vicky our orientation gal raised her eyebrows at that comment. Turns out Owen meant to write "lift" instead of "life". So, no spirits but an elevator!

So, the problem with most all of these will be transportation access. We kind of want to tell them to not show us anything in these areas, but after seeing this Balinese style house yesterday I think house hunting should be part of siteseeing trips!

That is a koi pond on the second floor and the Master bedroom behind it. The roof is open above the koi pond so rain falls into it. Jason was IN LOVE with this place and the people on the other side had it decorated gorgeous.

Tonight (my night) I'll post pics of the place for Jason's dad should he ever decide to move to Singapore!


Blogger Krissy said...

How Fun! What a real glimpse into the life style! We can't wait to visit!!

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Barbara said...

Hummm...... "supposed to be a life"... interesting! 2 legged, 4 legged, dearly departed and ethereal, or what?????? I can't wait to hear more about this!

Love that open air koi pond! Too cool!

Ya'll are most certainly having a great adventure!!!!!!

Huge hugs! Barbara :D

10:27 PM  
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