The Santorini Condo is a Mediterranean-inspired 597-unit, The Santorini condominium is situated at Tampines Avenue 10. Santorini Condo is located in a scenic part of Tampines New Town. The cond0 is surrounded by Tampines Quarry and Bedok Reservoir, 2 beautiful water bodies in the east of Singapore.
The Santorini Condo is circled by a continuous and picturesque waterline to induce a coastal Mediterranean impression of white and blue. The Santorini are filled with a white-and-blue colour scheme and other Mediterranean components that reflect the romantic scenes of the Santorini Greek islands.The Santorini Condo is near to the Tampines Regional Bus Interchange, Tampines MRT Train Station, Pan-Island Expressway and Tampines Expressway which provide easy accessibility to Singapore Changi Airport and Changi Business Park.
The Downtown MRT Line and the Bartley Viaduct will also be within close proximity to provide convenient access to the town area.
Educational institutions nearby are Tampines Primary, St. Hilda’s Primary and Secondary School, Poi Ching School, Temasek Polytechnic, United World College and Singapore University of Technology and Design.
The Santorini takes its name from Santorini, a Greek island classically known as Thera. After a massive volcanic eruption destroyed the earliest settlements on what was once a single land mass, Santorini became part of a small archipelago that bears the same name.
Nowadays, the island has a population of 1,857 and is home to a flourishing wine industry. It is one of two islands in Europe to have a hot desert climate, with only two seasons; warm & dry and cold & rainy.
Just like Singapore minus the wine and small population.
The Santorini condominium is therefore MCC Land’s attempt to replicate and modernize the traditional Greek home and imbue a Mediterranean aesthetic into a Singapore context.
The Santorini Condo
As it stands now, the project looks more than 50% built and moving along rather steadily and on track for its July 2018 TOP.
The 3D model shows eight, 15-storey blocks spread around a sparkling 50m lap pool flanked by palm trees and manicured shrubbery. It does evoke a Mediterranean feel, despite overlooking a road constantly trafficked by heavy trucks and military vehicles.
However, the main entrance is at Tampines Street 86. It is a small, two way road separating The Santorini by MCC Land and Q Bay Residences from the HDB estates.
A new bus stop is expected to be built near the side gate along street 86. Whether another bus stop will be erected at the other side gate along Avenue 10 is currently unknown.
Traffic noise is a constant in Singapore and Tampines North is no exception. Though the trees and bushes that will be planted along the perimeter of the development will act as a buffer.
Side gate along Street 86
Furthermore, most of the stacks are closer to Street 86 instead, with the exception of blocks 27 and 25. However, there is a good amount of distance between the roads and the development, so residents on the lower floors will unlikely have to endure the full brunt of traffic noise during peak hours.
What residents will have to deal with, is the sun.
Blocks 27 and 29 are likely to get the sun. Since there are no special glass or aluminium shading to keep the sun’s merciless glare out, curtains or blinds will come in handy.
The blocks are also 15 storeys high but not every block has an advantageous view. Some will be blocked by the other stacks.
To counter this inevitability, there is a sky terrace connecting blocks 21, 35, 33 and 31, which is open to all residents to indulge in a little scenery.
So far, the development is over 50% done and close to 200 out of its 597 units have been sold since 2014. Perhaps it is difficult for many people to visualize how the area will look like after it is developed so they might be adopting a wait and see approach.
MSky Terrace connecting blocks 21, 33 and 31
Out of the two 5-bedroom penthouses available, already one has been bought. The 5-bedroom penthouse is in the $2.4m to $2.5m range. 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units are about 80% and 70% sold respectively. There definitely is interest in the project.
Showflat: Three show units are available for viewing; 3-bedroom DK, 2-bedroom and 1-bedroom.
As is the trend now, the units do not come with bay windows and ceiling height is roughly 2.35m. The typical kitchen appliances like induction stove and hood are provided. The developer is also including fittings like the usual sink with a mixer tap. Brands are Carysil and Whirlpool.
Unlike other developments however, the fridge and washing machine on display will not come with the units. The utility rooms/yards are also specific to the type of unit. 1 and 2-bedroom units do not have them.