In January this year, home tech and appliance brand Dyson announced plans to move their headquarters from the UK to Singapore.
In July, the brand’s founder, billionaire British inventor Sir James Dyson purchased the most expensive residential apartment in the city-state – the 21,108-square-feet, super triplex, five-bedroom penthouse at Wallich Residence for an estimated US$54.2 million.
First made available for purchase in 2012, Wallich Residence was completed in 2017. If you’re in the market for a Singapore home – and hoping to cross paths with Dyson – you’ll be glad to know that there are still units available for sale.
Occupying the 39thto 64thfloor of the tallest skyscraper in Singapore – the mixed-use development Guoco Tower in Tanjong Pagar – the Wallich Residence was developed by GuocoLand and designed by lauded Chicago-headquartered architectural firm is Skidmore, Owings & Merril LLP in collaboration with local practice architects61.
“Most other mixed-use developments typically separate the residential units as a building by itself, or they will locate the offices or hotels at the top. Many developments in this area have over 300 units, but Wallich Residence has only 181 units, which makes it extra exclusive,” saysMr Leong Boon Hoe, Chief Operating Officer of List Sotheby’s International Realty, Singapore, one of the agencies marketing the property.
Located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District directly above the Tanjoing Pagar MRT station, the Residence offers convenient access to major expressways, the Changi International Airport, Marina Bay, and Singapore’s main shopping belt, Orchard Road. It includes four levels of generous recreational facilities, including a two, glass observation decks at level 62, which present panoramic views from the city’s most elevated spot.
Residents of Wallich Residence enjoy the convenience of being located within Guoco Tower, which includes over 31 storeys of Grade A office spaces, the five-star Sofitel Singapore City Centre business hotel, 100,000 square-feet of retail and dining outlets in a six-storey retail podium, and a 150,000-square-feet, landscaped urban park.
“A Wallich resident will be able to be part of the community at the urban park, where various organised and informal activities take place. There is also a distinctive mix of F&B outlets, with many new-to-market brands which have made successful debuts. Residents will also enjoy the housekeeping, laundry and room services of Sofitel,” explains Leong.
Global interior design collaborative Wilson Associates, who were responsible for the interiors, created each unit with top-of-the-line materials and fittings, natural marbles and granite finishings, engineered timber floor bedrooms, Gaggeannau kitchen appliances, and high ceilings and full-heights windows that maximise the sense of height and volume within each apartment.
Dyson’s super penthouse is the only triple unit available. The other 180 units include one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments ranging from between 614-square-feet to 3,509-square-feet and selling for between US$1.68 million to U$$13.23 million.
Photography: Courtesy of GuocoLand