Watten House


Watten House – A Legacy in Watten Hill Estate


Former Watten Estate Condo – Watten House

Watten House is a new freehold project, an enbloc of an older development in the Prime District 11 of Bukit Timah. This enbloc development was put up for sale in September 2021 with a reserve price of $500 million. It is lower than the previous enbloc asking price of $536 million in 2019. The initial enbloc attempt commenced in 2007 with an asking price of $480 million. The former development is known as Watten Estate condominium.

The Watten Estate condominium development was successfully tendered by a joint venture between UOL Group and Singapore Land Group (SingLand). They closed the deal at $550.8 million in October 2021, which represents a 10.2 percent increase over the minimum price for the site. The land sales cost for the new development is approximately $1,723 per square foot per plot ratio (psf ppr).  It includes all other necessary charges for redevelopment. The estimated breakeven price is approximately $2,650 psf ppr. The winning bid for the site came at an opportune time for both developers to replenish their residential land banks.


  • Watten House
    Watten House


Development Site and Requirements

Situated on 1.4 plot ratio residential zoned land, with a maximum allowable building height of up to 5 storeys. The site spans approximately 220,241 square feet. It can be reconstructed into 286 units while adhering to the minimum mandatory average size outlined by URA.

Watten House is nestled in Shelford estate, one of the nine estates identified by URA where controlling dwelling units is deemed necessary. This is important to regulate the number of dwelling units in this area to avoid straining local infrastructure. The permissible number of dwelling units is determined by dividing the Gross Floor Area of the new building by 100 square meters.


Watten House – Location Map

Watten House - Location Map
Watten House – Location Map


Site Connectivity and Exclusivity

The new development site of Watten House is situated on elevated terrain within Watten Hill Estate. The site is approximately 650 meters from Exit B of Tan Kah Kee MRT station. This nearby MRT station operates on the Downtown MRT line rail network. Commuters seeking connections to other MRT rail lines can transfer at any of the subsequent four Downtown MRT interchanges from Tan Kah Kee station. These interchange stations include Botanic Garden (Circle MRT line), Stevens (Thomson-East Coast Line), Newton (North South Line), and Little India (North East Line).

Located in the central region of Singapore, residents can access other parts of the city via existing main roads and expressways. A direct drive along Dunearn and Rochor roads connects to Downtown, where the main Central Business District is situated. Alternatively, taking the slip road to Farrer Road or Adam Road leads residents southward or links up to the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE).

Watten Hill Estate is renowned for its serene environment, surrounded mainly by landed private housing and Good Class Bungalow Areas (GCBAs). GCBs are among the most premium types of landed housing in Singapore, exclusively located in low-density zones. Relevant authorities impose strict planning requirements for any developments in these areas to preserve the exclusivity of the environment. Officially, there are only 39 gazetted GCBA areas in Singapore.


Reputable Educational Institutions

Bukit Timah estate is renowned for its prestigious schools, ranging from primary to tertiary education. Watten House is situated within a 1km radius of Nanyang Primary and Raffles Girls School. Tertiary institutions like Hwa Chong and National Junior College are also within this 1km radius.


Future New Improvement and Government Plans


Turf City

Turf City site in Bukit Timah is set to be redeveloped under the Government URA Master Plan 1998, with plans for new residential developments and a new MRT rail network. The last extension deadline for current tenants to vacate is 31 December 2023. Initially Singapore’s 2nd racecourse, the site was later leased out for recreational and lifestyle uses.

The new MRT railway network is the Cross-Island MRT Line, with the new station occupying the rugby field. Turf City will be the name of the MRT station under phase 2 of the Cross-Island Line, expected to benefit more than 40,000 households. The anticipated completion for the new station is 2032.

Rail Corridor

Stretching across 24km from north to south of Singapore, this green passage livens up outdoor activities for residents in the vicinity. The corridor is segmented into North, Central and South portions. They connect unique nodes, heritage attractions and nature spots for both the public and wildlife. Government plans aim to bring residents closer to nature. Additionally, upcoming developments like Woodlands North Coast and Greater Southern Waterfront are seamlessly integrated into this concept plan.

Bukit Timah – Rochor Green Corridor

Introducing a new linear park extending from the Rail Corridor (Central) along Bukit Timah Canal. It features an elevated sky park adorned with lush greenery for enhanced leisure activities. Future plans may extend this corridor to Kallang Riverside Park, further enriching Singapore’s recreational offerings alongside park connectors. This new route will link Singapore’s three national gardens: Jurong Lake Garden, Botanical Garden, and Gardens by the Bay.

Beauty World Precinct Transformation

A new community building is slated for planning and construction at Beauty World MRT station integrating the community club with a redeveloped market and hawker centre, creating a comprehensive one-stop facility. New amenities such as a sports hall, community library, and facilities for the elderly will also be incorporated. Government land sales will introduce ‘dual envelope’ land launches, featuring new residential developments integrated with bus interchanges and commercial spaces on the first three storeys. These initiatives will elevate the locale, attracting more population and vibrancy to the precinct.



Watten House – Site Plan

Watten House - Site Plan
Watten House – Site Plan


Premium Site in a Sought-after Address

This new freehold development, Watten House, is poised to redefine luxury living in Bukit Timah Estate, adding another prized asset to the property landscape. Following the success of UOL’s previous projects such as Nassim Park Residences and Meyer House, Watten House promises to be another masterpiece.

Situated on a premium site with elevated ground, residents of Watten House will enjoy breathtaking views of Bukit Timah Hill. With only 180 exclusive and luxurious units spread across 8 blocks, each 5 storeys tall with an attic, the development offers a rare opportunity for discerning homeowners. Basement car parking lots, along with EV car charging stations, ensure residents are future-proofed.

Nestled in a coveted and low-density locale, Watten House boasts an abundance of amenities, creating a tranquil living environment atop the elevated hill. Surrounded by nature and offering unique attributes, this development stands out as a rare luxury collection.



Residents will enter Watten House through the main entrance on Shelford Road, enhancing the exclusivity of returning home, surrounded by neighboring developments of mainly 3-storey landed and low-rise private residences.

The condo development offers a plethora of facilities, from function rooms and gyms in the basement to spa pools and aqua gyms on level 1. The centerpiece is the 50m lap pool, complemented by jacuzzi pools and daybeds, providing the perfect setting for relaxation after a busy day.

Tranquil trails like the rain dance trail and breeze trail offer leisurely walks within the development, while carefully arranged plants both inside and around the blocks, combined with the surrounding greenery, enhance privacy for residents.


Spacious Units with Quality Finishes

The 180 large-format residential units, ranging from 3-bedroom layouts starting at 990 sqft, offer spacious living. With ceiling heights of 3.25m in living areas and bedrooms, along with high-quality marble flooring and quartz finishes in the kitchen, Watten House promises a blend of elegance and durability for its residents.

Private lift access directly to the unit will be available for the 3 Bedroom with Study layout and above. Out of the 180 units, 78% will boast their own private lift. The efficient layouts in this development ensure that all common bedrooms are suitable for queen-size beds.

The 4-bedroom units offer a luxurious 1,851 square feet of space, while the 5-bedroom units span approximately 2,368 square feet. Both layout units are exceptionally rare and exquisite in the current new launch market. The unit configurations can be further customized with selected hackable walls.


Rare Penthouse Layouts

One of the main highlights of Watten House is the duplex penthouse units located in each block. There are only 8 luxurious units for collection. Ranging from 3,412 square feet to 4,080 square feet, these penthouses, or Sky Villas, are divided into the Luxury Collection and the Prestige Collection.

The Luxury Collection penthouses span 3,412 square feet each, while the Prestige Collection offers 4,080 square feet. Both collections feature 6- 7 bedrooms, including the Master and Junior Master bedrooms. Residents of the penthouses have the option to use the private lift or access the upper or lower levels via internal stairs within the unit.

With rare layouts, generous space, and quality finishes, these penthouses embody the developer’s concept of “Bungalows in the sky.”


Details of Watten House

Project NameWatten House
Developer United Venture Development (Watten) Pte Ltd. Joint Venture by UOL Group Ltd and Singapore Land Group Ltd
Address36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48 & 50 Shelford Road
Land SizeApproximately 20,461.100 sqm
No Of Units180 Residential Units
No Of Block8 Blocks of 5-storey Residential Development with Attic. Basement Carparks
Unit Types3 Bedroom: 990 - 1,163 sq ft
3 Bedroom with Study: 1,539 sq ft
4 Bedroom: 1,851 sq ft
5 Bedroom: 2,368 sq ft
Penthouse: 3,412 sq ft
Estimated Vacant PossessionJune 2027



Watten House – Price Guide

Type Prices
3 Bedroom From $3.149mil
3 Bedroom with Study From $4.799mil
4 Bedroom From $6.092mil
5 Bedroom From $7.768mil
Penthouses From $11.957mil

Units and Prices are subject to availability and changes, feel free to check out with us.


Watten House – Floor Plans

  • Watten House - 3 Bedroom with Study
    Watten House - 3 Bedroom with Study


More Information on Watten House

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