In this year’s Best of the Best 2019 – Asian Edition, we round up the greatest brands, products and experiences in the region. This penthouse at South Beach Residences, for one, is a keeper. Here’s why
This stunning penthouse at South Beach Residences ticks plenty of boxes when it comes to luxury living in the Lion City. Its location is unbeatable, with the residence situated at the heart of downtown Singapore. South Beach Tower is just a stone’s throw away, and it takes less than 10 minutes to get to the financial district and 20 minutes to Changi Airport. Transport links such as the Esplanade and City Hall MRT stations also mean that property prices in this area will retain their value.
The crown jewel of the Residences is no doubt the unit that occupies the uppermost floors: a three-storey penthouse on levels 41 to 44. The 43rd floor lends itself to a double-height ceiling and windows.
Under the stewardship of acclaimed local interior design firm Peter Tay Studio, the penthouse features a mixture of materials like coral, onyx, marble and champagne gold-coloured stainless steel to give a muted yet luxurious feel. The three-bedroom apartment also comes fully furnished; sofas and armchairs are by Wendelbo and Poltrona Frau, the dining table is from Lema, and outdoor lounge chairs are by Paola Lenti.
Take the lift straight to level 42, which is the main entrance to the penthouse. You’ll be greeted by a cosy living and dining area along with an open-concept dry kitchen. The interior has been deliberately designed to allow owners to focus on the views as natural sunlight pours through the glass sliding panels; they can be pushed to the side for a seamless transition from outdoor to indoor living.
Here, you’ll also find a staircase that doubles as an art gallery; a display of artworks follows you on your journey to the rooftop deck, where you can relax in the plunge pool, in the steam room or at the sheltered terrace.
Level 41 is where you’ll find all three bedrooms, including the master suite where you can enjoy views regardless of whether you’re at the balcony, dressing area or bathroom.
While pretty stunning on its own, the penthouse boasts a million-dollar view of the neighbouring arts and entertainment precinct, which includes the Esplanade, National Gallery Singapore and the Padang. You’ll not only enjoy the mesmerising cityscape at night, but also be treated to unobstructed views of fireworks displays during National Day and New Year’s celebrations, along with a bird’s-eye view of the Singapore Grand Prix.
A host of exclusive privileges also awaits the future owners of the South Beach penthouse. These perks include access to the hotel-residential services offered by the neighbouring JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, which range from spa treatments to gastronomical experiences at a wide variety of F&B establishments such as Akira Back and Madame Fan, a Chinese theatre-dining concept led by famed restaurateur Alan Yau.
Residents, of course, will also get to enjoy a range of concierge services. A team of residential hosts is on hand to help make restaurant bookings or arrange transport for residents. Other notable perks include complimentary jogging amenities, bag and luggage assistance, and even pet care and courier services.
This was a part of our Best of the Best 2019 – Asian Edition. To view all winners, click here.