80 Grange Road. 10 units
of upscale condominiums. Completed: Around May
1999. One unit/floor.
Type of tenant: Suits senior expats who just
want privacy and less chances of encountering noisy kids and
be near downtown. Unlikely to need tennis court or big pool as
the American Club is just down the road (around a 3-min
Interior: Living/dining - white with greyish streaks marble
tiles from ground to 5th floor and maroon coloured marble
tiles from 5th - 10th floor.
Bedrooms - light yellow birch timber strip flooring. Built-in
wardrobes and doors of light yellow birch timber making
interior look spacious and bright, especially for Caucasian
Kitchen cabinet: Yes. Black granite tiled flooring &
breakfast table for two. A small window brings in sunlight and
some views. A very small serving hatch opens from the kitchen
to living area.
Air conditioning system all rooms and
kitchen with sensor controls attached onto ceilings,
not seen in other condos.
Appliances: Elba cooker hob and hood, oven,
Amana ice-making refrigerator, washing machine & dryer.
Bathrooms: Light brown marble tiles. Hair
dryer & shaving points in bathroom 1 and 2. Jacuzzi bath in
the master bedroom is unique in that it can accommodate the
tallest American or Dutchman. Shower cubicle
available too. Granite vanity top & water heater
in all bathrooms except W.C (maid's bathroom). Built-in wooden
cabinet between living & dining room. Electronic safe in
Powder room. Yes.
Covered basement car park, small pool with jacuzzi jets in the
middle of the pool, wading pool, small gym, sauna, steam room.
Private lift lobby with magnetic access card system to
individual apartment. Security guard, audio-visual intercom
system. Fort Canning Hill Club membership at S$150/month.
Legend Golf Club in Johor, Malaysia - pay green fees only.
Part-time maid services at 3x/wk.
Newcomer expat: Please
firstname.lastname@example.org help you negotiate for better terms or
tel: +65 9668 6468.
Great location, being a
7-minute walk to the Orchard subway and malls.
Low density of 10 units (Grange 80) and therefore no crowds
and not so many boisterous expat children (high energy and
noise are stereotypical of expat Caucasian children). Appeals
to senior managers whose children have had grown up and who
really don't want the screams of kids.
Bedrooms sited away from the living/dining
area, ensuring greater privacy.
servicing one unit/floor.
7-minute walk to Orchard Road. Expat wives who don't work
usually meet friends at Orchard Road cafes, a focal point of
action and shopping. Expats who don't have cars appreciate
being close to the subway and Orchard Road.
Large capacity jacuzzi bath for the tallest Dutchman or
American. This is a rare feature in most new condos in
Singapore and many tall Caucasian husbands are resigned to
bathing in the shower since most bath tubs are too small.
Irregular-shaped living and dining area may not be able to fit
the large dining table with 8-10 chairs and big living sets.
The other upscale condo for rent is:
Great location within walking distance to the Orchard subway.
Selling prices in early 2000, for example,
Grange 80, #01-01, Type A1, 1,335sf is S$2.67million.
#10-01, Type A, 2,282sf is $5.1 million.
Foreign Buyers wanting
the best deal, contact
or tel: (65) 9668 6468, 254 2728, 254 3326, fax: (65) 256
0501, 4545 843.