Botanique @Bartley: Unique 3-Bedroom Flexi unit

By The Folks @PropTalk - July 31, 2015 5 Comments

During our visit to the sales gallery of Botanique @Bartley last week, the wife and I had come across another 3-bedder variant that we thought is rather unique. This is the 3-Bedroom Flexi (Type C2), which at 1,130sqft, is a tad larger than the 3-Bedroom Premium that we had reviewed earlier.

What is so special about the 3-Bedroom Flexi is that it has TWO separate entrances into the unit - we are not talking about the typical "front" (into the living area) and "back" (into the kitchen or yard) doors that you find in higher-end apartments. And this is also unlike most "dual-key" unit these days where the "granny flat" is part of the main apartment and shares the same main entrance/exit. What you get with the 3-Bedroom Flexi is really two separate and distinct entrances - one into the living/dining area of the main apartment and the other directly into the "granny flat", with both inter-connected by an access door within the apartment. As such, owner can, for example, rent out the "granny flat" and not have to worry about your tenant intruding into your own portion of the apartment as long as you keep the inter-connecting door locked. Also an excellent way to house your noisy/messy/too-old-to-stay-with-parents-but-not-old-enough-to-move-out child.

The wife and I were told that Botanique @Bartley might be the last project that URA would approve of such unit configuration as it falls within the "grey area" of whether it is actually one or two units, which brings into questions of stamp duty, ABSD etc.

And as could be seen from the photos we took of the "granny flat", this is a rather good-sized and self-contained section of the apartment. It has its own bathroom, kitchenette area and even water in/outlet for installing of washing machine in the the balcony area.  

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And standing in front of the entrance into the main apartment, the living and dinning area seemed far bigger than the one we saw in the 3-Bedroom Premium unit.


The kitchen is equally small though and yes, we did notice the windows this time!

The common  bedroom looked fairly decent sized but this might be on account of the fact that the wardrobe was removed (and the non standard-sized beds). The common bathroom is similar to what we saw at the Premium unit, but not "pseudo en suite" this time.

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The master bedroom also looked somewhat larger than the one in the Premium unit - either that or our eyes were skewed after looking at one too many showflats. The master bathroom is an exact replica on the one we saw in the Premium unit.

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Overall speaking, the wife and I are pleasantly surprised with the 3-Bedroom Flexi as it actually looked and feel much more spacious than the 1,130sqft that it supposed to be. This might be down to the optimal use of space and the good unit layout, and the fact that it has one lesser bedroom (remember the tiny bedroom in the Premium unit?). We also loved the idea of  the "dedicated granny flat", which allows you the luxury (or some may say, just the perception) of owning two "separate" units.




  

5 comments to ''Botanique @Bartley: Unique 3-Bedroom Flexi unit"

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  1. Bedroom looks small. Notice from the floor plan that bed is of different size.

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