The Art of So­phis­ti­ca­tion


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En­sconced in the ex­clu­sive en­clave of River Val­ley sits 8 St Thomas, a re­mark­able prop­erty by Bukit Sem­bawang Es­tates Lim­ited (BSEL), the de­vel­oper be­hind beau­ti­ful homes such as Sky­line Res­i­dences and Pater­son Suites. Avail­able for im­me­di­ate oc­cu­pa­tion, the free­hold con­do­minium com­prises 250 units within its two tow­ers, and of­fers a mix of one to four-bed­room apart­ments, four dual-key units as well as two pent­houses.


The prop­erty en­joys the quiet tran­quil­ity of the River Val­ley neigh­bour­hood, an ex­clu­sive and cen­trally-lo­cated res­i­den­tial en­clave with ex­cel­lent views of the sur­round­ing lush green­ery and the city cen­tre. It’s also just a stone’s throw away from the cen­tral busi­ness district (CBD) and the glam­orous shop­ping belt that is Or­chard Road. The prop­erty is also well-con­nected to ma­jor high­ways with easy ac­cess to prom­i­nent lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional schools and many nearby ameni­ties. Within the prop­erty are lux­u­ri­ous spa fa­cil­i­ties, well-ap­pointed lounge ar­eas and sky ter­races—just the spot one needs after a long day, or sim­ply to chill out with fam­ily and friends dur­ing the week­end. There are plenty of play ar­eas for chil­dren to have fun in and stretch them­selves; and for adults get­ting fit is easy, with a ten­nis court, gym, swim­ming pool and fit­ness cor­ner all within reach.


De­signed by award-win­ning prac­tice DP Ar­chi­tects, the two tow­ers boast sharp, geo­met­ric ar­chi­tec­ture co­cooned in lush fo­liage. One of the most strik­ing fea­tures of the prop­erty is the green roof that con­nects the twin tow­ers, a prime spot where one can en­joy the panoramic sky­line.

The idea of a roof gar­den takes on new mean­ing with the sky ter­race, which is de­signed with walls of cas­cad­ing plants, fresh blooms and lush canopies. Here, res­i­dents can also lux­u­ri­ate in the out­door pool, take a spa bath or even re­lax in the steam room. It’s not just green on the out­side— as a re­cip­i­ent of the BCA Green Mark Gold award, 8 St Thomas is a project built for the eco-con­scious res­i­dent. It uses an ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem that har­vests rain­wa­ter, while fallen leaves on the es­tate are re­cy­cled and com­posted as fer­tilis­ers for the gar­dens. The win­dows of each apart­ment are clad with low emis­siv­ity, dou­ble-glazed glass—a pas­sive cool­ing fea­ture that helps re­duce the use of air con­di­tion­ing. And for car own­ers, no de­tail is too small when it comes to cre­at­ing a sus­tain­able liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment— there are even charg­ing points for elec­tric cars.


Each apart­ment fea­tures smart con­trols for light­ing in the liv­ing and din­ing ar­eas, as well as in the mas­ter bed­room. These units are also fur­nished with Miele kitchen ap­pli­ances, Grohe faucets, and Villeroy & Boch san­i­tary wares. Se­lected apart­ments also en­joy un­ob­structed views of the Ma­rina Bay and Or­chard Road ar­eas. A col­lec­tion of five fully-fur­nished show apart­ments of­fers in­spir­ing ways to dec­o­rate. De­signed in­di­vid­u­ally by three lo­cal firms, these apart­ments en­cap­su­late the el­e­gance of the ad­dress. While 2nd Edi­tion adopted a glam­orous look, De­sign Ba­sis cre­ated a min­i­mal­ist fam­ily home; an apart­ment by Janet Mcglen­non In­te­ri­ors, on the other hand, fea­tured a vi­brant colour scheme in­spired by the beauty of its sur­round­ings. With its en­vi­able ad­dress, wellap­pointed in­te­ri­ors and green fea­tures, the apart­ments at 8 St Thomas are havens that you can’t say no to.

THIS PAGE The prop­erty com­prises two tow­ers de­signed by DP Ar­chi­tects; the work of bou­tique firm Janet Mcglen­non In­te­ri­ors, this show unit fea­tures mod­ern in­te­ri­ors in­spired by its stun­ning city views

Abun­dant green­ery adds a tran­quil touch to the prop­erty OP­PO­SITE PAGE

As part of the prop­erty’s eco­con­scious ef­forts, all apart­ments have built-in lowe­mis­siv­ity glass win­dows to im­prove en­ergy ef­fi­ciency; each kitchen is fur­nished with Miele ap­pli­ances and Grohe faucets

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