Foresque Residences: Review (Part 1)

By The Folks @PropTalk - May 29, 2011 No Comments
Project Name:   Foresque Residences
Tenure:   99-year leasehold wef 10 Jan 2011
Location:   Petir Road
District:   23
Site Area:   244,000sqft
TOP (estimated):   2Q 2014
Total Units:   496
No. of Blocks/Storey:   5 Blocks with 24-Storey each
Car Park Lots:   Basement Parking with 506 lots
Developer:   Wing Tai Asia

When the wife and I look at Foresque Residences, we cannot help but compare this project with its next door neighbour - Tree House. Both projects are similar in terms of tenure, location, land size and even down to total number of units (496 for Foresque versus 429 for Tree House).

As some of you may recall, Wing Tai bought the Foresque site for $177.4 million (or $345psf) in October last year. The site is along Petir Road - this is where the main entrance of Foresque is located - whereas you enter Tree House via Chestnut Drive.
Tree House 2(a)

For those of you who are concerned about the possible traffic noise coming from BKE (especially the two 4-bedder stacks in Block 105), you be pleased to know that the Foresque site is about 160m away from the BKE and separated by Zhenghua Park in between.
location map

Foresque is designed by Arc Studio Architecture & Urbanism - the same folks that gave us Pinnacle @Duxton - and consists of 5 blocks of 24-storey each (Tree House has only 4 blocks, also 24-storey each). The project was launched on May 15 with 7 stacks in 3 blocks released for sale
• Block 101:   Stacks #01, #02 & #05 (1-bedroom)
• Block 105:   Stacks #10 (4-bedroom), #11 & #12 (3-bedroom)
• Block 107:   Stack #14 (3+study)

The leasehold project offers a mix of 1 to 4-bedroom apartments as well as penthouses and cabana (ground-floor) units:
• 1-Bedroom: 463sqft
• 2-Bedroom: 667/ 710/ 732/ 743sqft
• 3-Bedroom: 1130 & 1184sqft
• 3+Study: 1238/ 1270/ 1281sqft
• 4-Bedroom: 1399/ 1421/ 1432sqft
• Penthouse: 1119 - 2573sqft
• Cabana: 1515 - 2013sqft

The penthouses and cabana units come with their own private Jacuzzis.
Schm Chart

The other unique feature of the project is that there is no 2nd floor in every block - the cabana units occupy the ground floor of each block and thereafter, the next level is the 3rd floor, which is elevated by some 20m from the ground. So your 3rd floor unit in Foresque is effectively as high as the 8th floor unit in Tree House.

In terms of facilities, Foresque does provide your fair share of different "themed" pools and pavilions as well as 2 tennis courts (ala Tree House). The club house also boasts of a function room, AV room and gourmet kitchen. However, the facility offerings seem somewhat "plain vanilla"  (at least to us anyway) compared to Tree House.

Site plan

Parking lots are available in the basement and you actually get a few more lots (506) versus the total number of units (496), which is quite rare these days.

There are three showflats on display at the sales gallery - this ranges from 2- to 4-bedroom units.

For the purpose of our review, we shall concentrate on the 4-bedder (Type D2) unit. Look out for the post tomorrow (or maybe the day after)!

Type D2


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