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Koh Brothers through their subsidiary, KBD Ventures, has bought Van Holland, freehold condo (formerly known as Toho Mansion or Toho Mansions) site situated along Holland Road. The collective sale will be sealed with a purchasing price of S$120.43 million that translates to about S$1,805 psf ppr.
According to Koh Brothers, the Van Holland site area occupies around 4,427.8 sqm which is equivalent to a plot ratio of 1.4. Once redeveloped, the freehold site has a potential to yield a GFA of 6,818.7 sqm that features a 10% bonus balcony space.
This real estate site is reserved for residential developments under URA’s 2014 Master Plan. Edmund Tie & Company, the brokering firm that facilitated the sale noted that the plot has no development charges and enjoys a high development baseline.
Francis Koh, the group CEO and Managing director, expressed the excitement following the wining of this rare freehold site sited in a prime location at the centre of the vibrant Holland Village. He further noted that all the transactions with regards to the sale and purchase of Van Holland are expected to be completed within three months preceding the date of acceptance.
The company expects new residential developments to be launched in 2023 and plans to begin redevelopment of the residential property, Van Holland immediately after obtaining all the necessary approvals from various authorities. Van Holland is set to introduce a new concept in the housing sector that will deliver its residents better living spaces coupled with convenience and excellent connectivity. The zoned neighbourhood is also expected to receive makeover and expansion by the Singapore government.
Van Holland, freehold condo is strategically located just next to Good Glass Bungalow housing estate and also a few distances away from Chip Bee Gardens and Holland Village Shopping Centre. The site is exceptional with several positive attributes ranging from high development baseline, respected Holland Road address, single ownership, freehold tenure, and the proximity to Holland Village MRT Station.
Benefits that Residents of Van Holland will enjoy living in Holland Village Singapore
If you are looking for a serene condo location and at the same time close to schools and the CBD with excellent connectivity then Van Holland is the ultimate destination. Besides, there are enough reasons why every investor wants to invest in this area. Literally, everything you can dream of is within reach from Van Holland condominum. In terms of amenities, most of them are just right at your doorstep ensuring you enjoy the convenience.
Situated next to Holland Road, Van Holland by Koh Brothers is sited in a prime location at the heart of Singapore. In the neighbourhood are Bukit Timah and Queenstown which are reputable residential areas. The area is well covered with various facilities and amenities featuring schools, shopping centres, night spots, restaurants and more. With excellent connectivity, accessing your needs anywhere within the neighbourhood is a matter of minutes.
Holland Village is regarded as a Bohemian offering residents more comfortable living. Most of the occupants of in this area expats, rich and the upper-middle class Singaporeans. It is just a few distances away from Botanic Gardens and a walking distance from the vibrant Orchard Road. This area features plenty of pubs, novelty shops, gift shops, art shops and art galleries. You will also find both public and private housing estates well as gated housing communities.
Here are some of the reasons why Holland Village is a favourite among expatriates and why you should make Van Holland freehold condo your next home:
VAN HOLLAND – STRATEGIC LOCATION
The upcoming Van Holland residences are well situated enabling its future residents to access the nearby facilities and amenities with ease. This place is suitable for investors and home buyers who desire convenience because nearly everything you need is minutes away. The famous Holland Village MRT Station that operates the Circle Line is just 5 minutes walk from Van Holland. Besides, Buona Vista MRT Interchange is only one stop away from the East-West Line.
Van Holland enjoys the convenience of being situated near Holland Road and Holland Shopping centre that features a plethora of dining and shopping spots as well as amenities such as pharmacies, banks and supermarkets. Besides having bring a worthwhile real estate, the city centre and the famous shopping and entertainment belt Orchard Road is a few minutes drive away. Van Holland is linked to the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) and Pan Island Expressway (PIE) enabling you to access other parts of the island easily.
The property is also conveniently located next to established schools such as The Anglo-Chinese School (ACS International) is found only 750m away. There are also several others top ranking schools around this area such as Raffles Girls Primary School, Henry Park Primary and more. Other essential facilities such as hospitals, restaurants, night spots, recreational centres etc. are just a few distances from Van Holland.
VAN HOLLAND CONDO – EXCELLENT CONNECTIVITY
When it comes to real estate, connectivity is the key and Holland Village is among the residential areas in Singapore that offer exceptional connectivity. This means that the future residents of Van Holland can be guaranteed easy access to any destination of their choice within the neighbourhood or other parts of Singapore. With good transportation network, accessing the nearby facilities and amenities is made much easier for the benefits of the residents. Whether you prefer driving, taking a train or riding a bus, Holland Village has got you covered.
Public transport is enhanced around Van Holland residences which greatly reduces the transportation expenses. Right at your doorstep is Holland Road that links you to other major roads and MRT lines. In fact, Holland Village MRT station is just 4 minutes walk from Van Holland enabling you to enjoy the convenience. You will also find Buona Vista MRT Station about 9 minutes drive and 8 minutes drive away from Van Holland is the Queenstown MRT Station. With the future expansion of MRT lines, getting to even the farthest parts of Singapore will become a breeze.
Van Holland also enjoys direct access to North Buona Vista Road and Holland Road which are connected to major hubs such as the Orchard Road Shopping belt, National University of Singapore, One-North, as well as Buona Vista Sub-Regional Centre. This makes travelling easy for residents who prefer the convenience of owning a car. There are also plenty of bus services in the area that connects you to the neighbourhood and other parts of the island.
PROXIMITY TO GOOD SCHOOLS NEARBY VAN HOLLAND CONDO
As a home buyer, your concerns with your kids’ educations and schooling in the new neighbourhood are understandable. Well, residents of Holland Village have various options to consider ranging from private, public, international to tertiary institutions. So, even if you are an expat, your children can continue with your home country’s education system. Besides, most of the schools around Van Holland have outstanding academic performance, and you don’t have to cover a long distance to access the schools since they are conveniently located.
Some of the schools around Van Holland @ Holland Road include:
- Henry Park Primary School – Distance: 1.28 Km
- Anglo-Chinese School (International) Distance: 0.63 Km
- Ghim Moh Primary School – Distance: 1.04 Km
- New Town Primary School – Distance: 1.54 Km
These are just some of the schools around Van Holland condo. There are many other schools which give you wide options to consider. Besides, childcare centres and kindergarten are also within reach ensuring that all the educational needs of your children are well addressed. With excellent transportation in the area, getting to these schools is easy since most of them are just a walking distance or a few minutes drive away.
VAN HOLLAND – NEARBY SHOPPING CENTERS
If you love shopping, then there are plenty of shopping centres conveniently located from Van Holland to satisfy you. Unlike before, Holland Village is now packed with great shopping destination that provides its residents with all the supplies they need. The shopping destinations in the area feature eateries, banks, grocery, among other amenities.
Holland Shopping Center is strategically situated next to Van Holland giving the future residents easy access. Other shopping centres in the vicinity are Sheng Siong Supermarket, Market Place Supermarket, Cold Storage, and NTUC Fairprice. The Raffles Holland Mall is just 4 minutes walk and the nearby Jelita Shopping Centre from Van Holland, The Rochester Mall is also found 1.6 Km away from Van Holland and can be accessed through Buona Vista Road and Commonwealth Ave.
What’s more than easy access to Orchard Road Shopping belt, the world’s famous shopping destination. You will find nearly everything here from entertainment options, restaurants, flagship designer boutiques, cutting-edge shopping malls among others. It’s no doubt why Orchard Road is among the most demanded neighbourhoods in Singapore. Not just the most visited shopping destination, this place offers a plethora of cafes, beauty salons, fine dining options, leisure amenities and just about anything you can dream of during your stay in Holland Village.
AVAILABILITY OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES AROUND VAN HOLLAND
There are a number of public hospitals, private hospitals and outpatient clinics around Van Holland to choose from. The only thing you might need to do is to contact your insurance provider to give you a list of recommended clinics around Holland Village. The healthcare facilities around this area bring quality healthcare close to your home. When you visit most of the hospitals here, you can expect a comprehensive range of healthcare services for children, women, health screening, dental, family medicine and more.
National University Hospital is only 6 minutes drive away and accessible via North Buona Vista Road. Established in 1985, this hospital provides comprehensive medical services and serves as a tertiary hospital, research centre for the dental, medical faculties of the University of Singapore, and also clinical training centre. Other hospitals around include the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Thomson Medical Centre, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Canterbury Family Clinic & Surgery and Raffles Hospital which is 19 min drive away via Bukit Timah Road.
Apart from the plenty of hospitals, there are also a number of medical specialists, physicians and other health professionals evenly distributed around Holland Village that will provide for your healthcare needs. This makes Van Holland a great destination for people with healthcare concerns such as families with young children and those with seniors. With the excellent connectivity in the neighbourhood, you can expect fewer traffic delays whenever medical emergencies arise.
VAN HOLLAND – RESTAURANTS AND DINING SPOTS
Whether it’s for a celebratory dinner or post-work happy hour, there are abundant eating spots and dining opportunities for everyone in Holland Village. Well established malls and shopping centres around Holland Village also feature restaurants, cafes, and bars where you can relax as you take food for a better shopping experience. Holland Village remains a favourite destination to expats due to its bohemian atmosphere and of course the incredible selection of restaurants and amenities. There also a hawker centre a few distances from Van Holland residences that feature many cafes and western restaurants.
If you love traditional Tuscan Italian food, then you should visit La Nonna Holland Village. Furthermore, Holland Village is a place for everyone to dine regardless of your budget concerns. Residents on a budget can head to Holland Village Food Centre which offers cheap meals. Holland Village also stands out due to its unique selection of dessert offerings. Visit the nearby 2am Dessert Bar to get delicious desserts. If you are a chocolate lover, then you will be wowed by the signature dishes at Awfully Chocolate (Star Vista) such as the Chocolate Vanilla Profiteroles and the Dark Chocolate S’more.
Just as popular Holland Village is during the day, it is still a destination of choice during the night. There are plenty of party hotspots such as Clarke Quay and Club Street where you can spend some quality time. Besides, Holland Village is popular for its unpretentious bars and calm atmosphere. During the weekdays, you can drive to Harry’s Bar which is just 19 minutes away from Van Holland and enjoy some beer or house wines. Another unmissable bar in the area is the Park HV which is just 3 mins drive from Van Holland. There is plenty of space where you can enjoy a drink with your friends under the stars.
KID-FRIENDLY PLACES AROUND VAN HOLLAND CONDO
Holland Village doesn’t just stand out as a family-friendly neighbourhood, it offers numerous opportunities for recreation, sport, and nature activities. Apart from the great condos in the vicinity, Holland Village has abundant green spaces for your kids to play. The HDB playgrounds on Holland Avenue, have been reserved for expat and local kids to be entertained. To get there, walk straight from Holland Road to the junction of Taman Warna and Holland Avenue, and you will be staring at the two HBD playgrounds.
10 minutes drive from Van Holland through Bukit Timah Rd will get you to Watten Heights Playground that features plenty of space for your kids to engage in various activities. Another playground near to Van Holland is the Sunset Way Playground, the leafy green open space alongside various equipment will keep your kids with incredible moments of fun.
Among the ultimate destinations where the fun is guaranteed to your kids in Holland Village is The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. Being the first garden in Asia to be zoned for children, there are lots of lessons and experiences to be gained by your kids here. The garden offers a complete nature-learning environment where kids can learn more about the environment and ecology of plants through experimental and discovery learning. There is plenty of space for your children to play, adventure and explore alongside a forest that has its ponds and stream.
RECREATION CENTRES AROUND VAN HOLLAND BY KOH BROS
Living in Holland Village means that you can enjoy easy access to various recreation centres and facilities. This area also enjoy easy access to a number of clubs with established facilities, plenty of spaces and an enabling environment for residents to engage in sporting and various recreational activities. The Raffles Town Club Singapore at Plymouth Avenue is only 10 mins drive from Van Holland. Situated in beautiful preemies this place boasts of recreational facilities, modern conference and a outstanding old-fashioned ballroom. Other clubs around Holland Village include Hollandse Club (22 Camden Park), the Swiss Club (36 Swiss Club Road), the Japanese Association (120 Adam Road), and the British Club (73 Bukit Tinggi Road).
Holland Village is also a place for aquatic sports enthusiasts, whether you want to participate in a swimming competition or start swimming lessons, there are centres offering precisely that. The Buona Vista Swimming Complex (76 Holland Drive) a few distance from Van Holland is well equipped with a wading pool, a teaching pool as well as a competition tool. The Hwa Chong Swimming Complex (673A Bukit Timah Road) also offers a teaching pool and competition pool. Besides, if you are serious with training, then a 28 mins drive will get you to Singapore Swimming Academy that offers swimming lesson for both children and adults.
Horse lovers can access the nearby Bukit Timah Saddle Club just 10 mins away from Van Holland. The club is also Singapore’s premier dressage and shows jumping venue but still offers lessons and facilities for novices and beginners that include tracks for trail rides. Just 7 mins away from Van Holland will also get you to Horsecity which is the biggest riding school in Singapore offering your pony rides and riding lessons and opportunities for your kids to feed the ponies.
Alternatively, you can visit Tanglin Rugby Club only 9 mins drive away via Sixth Avenue that promotes junior rugby games in Singapore. Also, 9 mins away via Clementi Rd and Holland Rd is Mayfair Park that offers basketball courts, walking paths, playgrounds among others.
PROXIMITY TO PARKS AND BEAUTIFUL GREENERY – VAN HOLLAND
Situated at the junction of Holland Avenue and Holland Road is Holland Village Park. The 0.3-hectare park provides residents of Van Holland and the neighbouring areas with peace and tranquillity from the hustle and bustles of the city. When you visit the park, you get to enjoy the abundant greenery and plenty of space. Besides, the park is just 2 mins drive away from Van Holland which makes it easily accessible.
The National Orchid Garden is another amazing place conveniently located only 8 mins drive away from Van Holland via Farrer Rd and Holland Rd. The old Garden boasts of over 2000 hybrids and 1000 species of plants on display featuring some of the most exotic orchid collection existing in the world. The Singapore Botanic Garden is another attractive site. The garden has an array of horticultural and botanical attractions with a rich history and a great plant collection. Also available at this pace are recreational and educational facilities to entertain visitors in the arms of nature. In fact, this botanic garden is one of the most visited in the world.