MeyerHouse Review: Upscale East Coast Freehold Condo with Private Lifts for All Units
Located between the Tanjong Rhu and the Marine Parade neighbourhoods and minutes away from East Coast Park, Meyer Road in District 15 is a quiet and upscale residential district occupied by condominiums and private houses. Joining this exclusive cluster is MeyerHouse, an upcoming 56-unit freehold condo developed by UOL Group and Kheng Leong Co that is set for completion in the second quarter of 2021. The highlight for this condo besides its prestigious location, is that each unit comes with its own private lift lobby, a major indulgence as well as a rarity in private developments in Singapore. Here’s what we think about the site, and the amenities and facilities you can expect:
Background and Surroundings
Meyer Road in the 1950s and 60s was a bustling enclave known for its beachfront properties and hotels. It was following Singapore’s land reclamation works that the area became more private. Today, it is seen as one of the best residential districts in the Katong/East Coast area.
Site for MeyerHouse, courtesy of Google Maps.
Site for MeyerHouse.
The current site for MeyerHouse was formerly owned by a low-profile Indian family who developed the land into Nanak Mansions. It comprised 36 maisonette units of 4-bedroom and 5-bedroom apartments and was eventually sold to UOL Group for $201.1 million, which works out to about $1,429 per square foot per plot ratio.
Along Meyer Road, where the entrance of the future MeyerHouse will be.
We visited the site on a weekday afternoon and enjoyed the sense of community in the area. The east of the site sits the Meyer Road Playground, a generous-sized open space. Despite the aftermath of rain, there were a group of children playing on the slides and swings, another engaging in a game of hockey, neighbours walking their dogs, and nannies gossiping over prams.
Meyer Road Playground is located just next to MeyerHouse and is set to undergo a revamp to be completed in time for the condo’s completion.
The area feels quaint, in spite of the presence of high-rise condos, as a big part of the neighbourhood is also filled with low-rise private homes. Units facing these low-rise private homes will also receive relatively unblocked views. Surrounding the northern and western sides of MeyerHouse is Jalan Nuri. It is a private stretch of road, which will ensure more privacy and exclusivity for future residents.
A mix of low-rise and high-rise in the area.
Along private road, Jalan Nuri. The back of MeyerHouse.
Food and shopping: MeyerHouse is minutes away from the numerous F&B outlets found along Tanjong Katong Road and East Coast Road. You’ll find anything from famed local eats like Ponggol Nasi Lemak, ENG’s Wantan Noodle and 328 Katong Laksa to upscale international eateries such as Indian restaurant Zaffron Kitchen and Italian restaurant Al Forno. Old Airport Road Food Centre, which offers up a wide selection of cheap (and really good) hawker fare, is a 5-min drive away.
Shopping malls are also within easy reach. The biggest ones include Parkway Parade and 112 Katong, both of which take 5 mins to reach by car. You’ll find supermarkets Cold Storage and Market Place there respectively. There’s also Kallang Wave Mall, which will take you an 8-min drive. You’ll find supermarket Fairprice Finest Xtra in that mall.
Transportation: For drivers, getting to the major expressways MCE, ECP and PIE will take less than 10 minutes from MeyerHouse, making it convenient to reach various parts of Singapore.
While public transportation options are currently limited in the area, this looks set to change with the completion of the Tanjong Katong MRT in 2023. The MRT station is just down the road (a 5-min walk) from MeyerHouse and is along the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line, which will be fully operational by 2024. With the completion, residents will have direct transport to areas such as Shenton Way, Orchard and Woodlands.
Tanjong Katong MRT will be a 5-min walking distance from MeyerHouse.
Other public transportation options include the buses (6-min walk to bus stop) along Mountbatten Road, with buses that take you to neighbourhoods in Clementi, Pasir Ris and Bedok. There are also buses (8-min walk to bus stop) along Tanjong Katong Road South that take you to the airport, Siglap and Buona Vista areas.
Schools: There are a number of international schools in the vicinity to make MeyerHouse particularly attractive to the expat community. There’s Global Tots Preschool just down the road along Crescent Road (4-min walk) and the EtonHouse International Research Pre-School along Mountbatten Road, which is a 15-min walk away. The Canadian International School Tanjong Katong campus is a 12-min walk away. The nearest local primary schools in the area are Haig Girls’ School (a 5-min drive), Kong Hwa School (a 6-min drive) and Tanjong Katong Primary School (a 4-min drive).
Global Tots Preschool is just down the road from MeyerHouse.
Design, Units and Facilities
The main architect for MeyerHouse is Singapore-based firm WOHA, who is known for many of their award-winning architectural projects including SkyVille@Dawson, a high-rise residential development featuring 12 “sky villages” (blocks) sharing ventilated gardens and other communal facilities at various levels to create a sense of cohesiveness in the community.
Communal facilities at WOHA-designed SkyVille@Dawson are located at various levels.
For MeyerHouse, WOHA will be working together with international design firms Yabu Pushelberg and Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl. To convey a sense of luxury, the firms will adapt the design from the form and grandeur of a chateau, a stately residence much like a French castle. It will be set within a single block with a total of five storeys.
MeyerHouse will take on the form of grandeur of a chateau.
The 56 units at MeyerHouse range from 3-bedroom, 4-bedroom and penthouse units. The epitome of extravagance, these apartments will each come with their own private lift lobby.
The ground level garden stairs within MeyerHouse is designed by Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl.
While the 153,482-square feet site can actually accommodate 203 units at around 700 sqft each, the developer’s choice to go with only 56 units mean that sizes for each of the apartments are larger than the norm. As such, the 3-bedroom units start from 1,862 sqft, 4-bedroom units start from 2,820 sqft and the penthouse units are going for around 5,587 sqft.
Each unit comes with their own private lift lobby featuring cabinets for shoe storage.
Here’s an overview of the number of units in each type:
|Unit Type||No. of Units|
|3-Bedroom Type A||5|
|3-Bedroom Type B||5|
|4-Bedroom Type A||17|
|4-Bedroom Type B||17|
|4-Bedroom Type C||6|
Facilities-wise, there is a concierge service, a gym and a clubhouse and a 30-metre swimming pool.
The clubhouse at MeyerHouse.
The swimming pool at MeyerHouse.
Pricing information and the floor plans for MeyerHouse have yet to be released. To receive updates and to visit the by invitation-only showroom, complete the form below: