Review of unit layouts and floor plans of Enchante
Enchante Showflat: 3 Bedroom Dual Key - Type A (DK), 1,087 sq ft (101 sqm)
Total no. of units:
Who is it suited for:
- Multi-generational families
- Those who want to earn rental income from the studio unit
Enchante 3 Bedroom Dual-Key floor plan (1,087 sq ft, 101 sqm)
The 3 Bedroom Dual-Key units are the only dual-key units in Enchante and they make up almost a third of the total number of units. These units are targeted at multi-generational families where young married couples might want to live with their parents but still have their own personal space.
Alternatively, for buyers who want to earn some passive income, they can rent out the studio unit to tenants.
Enchante 3 Bedroom + Home Office floor plan (1,087 sq ft, 101 sqm)
If you don't need a dual-key unit, there's a 3 Bedroom + Home Office unit with a similar layout, except without separate entrances to two units. This unit also comes with a home office area to facilitate hybrid working arrangements.
Private lift lobby
This is the private lift lobby that will greet you once you exit the private lift. The entrance to the main unit is on the right while the entrance to the studio unit is on the left.
Although the area is not huge (around 32.3 sq ft, 3 sqm), there's adequate space to place a shoe cabinet or decorative ornaments to welcome your guests.
Besides the bedroom and bathroom, the studio unit also has a balcony and pantry. The bedroom measures 194 sq ft (18 sqm) while the bathroom measures 32.3 sq ft (3 sqm) and the balcony measures 53.8 sq ft (5 sqm). This brings the total area to 280 sq ft (26 sqm) which is a decent space for a couple living in the studio unit.
From our experience visiting other showflats with dual-key units, the studio unit here is larger than average. In the showflat, the ID has placed a queen-sized bed but there's also enough space to fit in a king-sized bed.
As you can see, there's also space for a small dressing table at the side of the bed, which is quite rare to see in a showflat unit.
The wardrobes come with built-in sensor lights. This is useful in situations where you or your spouse return home late and you don't want to disturb your other half. This way, you can access the wardrobe without switching on the bedroom lights.
If you'd like to customise the wardrobes to your liking, you can also inform the developer.
The shelves that you see in the showflat will also be included in the provisions as well. This is usually an ID treatment in showflats so it's nice to see this being provided by the developer for additional storage space.
The balcony is pretty spacious for the studio unit. It's actually slightly larger than the balcony of the main unit. The ID has placed a sofa here to show that there's space for a hangout spot in the studio unit. This is also great as it gives the couple living in the studio unit some personal space. One person can be hanging out at the balcony while the other can be at the bed area.
If you're wondering what the view from the balcony would be like, there's also an enlarged prospective of it at the showflat.
In case you're leasing the studio unit to tenants and they want to install a washing machine, there's a water point at the studio balcony for them to do so.
The pantry is located right outside the bathroom. Here, you'll find a laminated cabinet with a quartz countertop and a kitchen sink. We'd imagine this space to be a spot for making drinks or even preparing simple meals.
We'd love to have seen a built-in induction cooker and hob since this area might possibly be for tenants. But it seems that Enchante's developer meant for this studio unit to be more of an extension of the main unit and that the couple living here will join their family for meals. However, as there are power plugs, it'll also be possible to install your own microwave oven or even plug in your own induction cooker.
Although the studio unit doesn't come with a fridge, you can install a fridge in the pantry should there be a need for one.
The studio unit bedroom has standard provisions that you're most likely find in a master bathroom. There's a rain shower and a two-panel vanity mirror with storage. What we love are the light panels on the side of the mirrors which makes the bathroom even brighter.
Another thing you'd notice is that there is a fixed mirror in the pantry area. Hence, if one person is using the mirror in the bathroom, the other person can use the mirror in the pantry instead of having to wait.
Living and dining area
The combined area of the living, dining and kitchen area is 334 sq ft (31 sqm), which is an average size. But what's great here is that there's a sense of openness as there's little separation between the living and dining area and the kitchen.
Plus, there's plenty of light coming from the full-length windows and balcony, which makes the communal areas feel even more spacious. For buyers who like an open layout, this will be perfect for them.
The living and dining area and kitchen are also fitted with compressed marble tiles with marble skirting which is more durable and looks elegant than standard porcelain tiles. Marble tiles are usually only reserved for more premium units but it's a bonus that all units in Enchante has them.
Many of the open concept kitchens we've seen in showflats have a countertop separating the kitchen and the other communal areas. However, at Enchante, the kitchen feels like it's part of the living and dining areas.
This way, families will have an easier time bonding when preparing meals. Having an open kitchen like this is also beneficial for parents as they can keep a lookout for their kids while cooking.
From the living area, you can also access the sky gardens and the common lift. As there'll only be two units sharing the same floor, the sky garden will feel like an extension of your unit. The 3 Bedroom Dual-Key units will share the floor with the 3 Bedroom + Home Office units.
If you're hosting a gathering or party at home, you can leave the door open so that your guests can enjoy more space. It's also great for kids who will most likely need space to run around.
What the ID has done in the living area is to place a three-seater sofa against the wall. While this creates more space to move around, it's not practical if you're planning to have a TV in the living room.
Alternatively, you can also place a sofa facing the wall instead, so you can hang a TV on the wall. In fact, with the lack of separation between the living and dining areas, you can also choose to have the living area in the current dining area and vice-versa. You can also extend some seating areas to the balcony.
Hence, it's up to you how you'd like to arrange the furniture in the living and dining areas. What's great is that there's flexibility to use the space as you deem fit.
If you'd like to stick to the arrangement in the showflat, the dining table that the ID has set up can accommodate four people. Alternatively, you can explore a larger dining table that's parallel to the balcony instead of what's suggested in the showflat.
The balcony has a size of 43 sq ft (4 sqm), which is not huge. However, you can still place a mini high table (like the ID has done in the showflat) or even a small round table with two seats.
As one of the highlights of Enchante are views of the surrounding areas, we would have loved it if the balcony was longer. It would have been nice if the balcony stretches across both the living and dining areas.
Kitchen has plenty of thoughtful provisions
Although the kitchen in this unit isn't one of the largest we've seen, it has many thoughtful provisions and unique features to make household chores easier for residents.
The laminated kitchen cabinet set is by premium Italian brand, Snaidero. It's one of Europe's leading kitchen cabinet manufacturers and is known for their high quality. The kitchen cabinet set was actually made in Italy and assembled in Singapore, so you can be assured of its quality.
The kitchen countertop and backsplash are quartz, which seems to be the material of choice for many new launches. This is not surprising as quartz countertops are durable and stain-resistant.
An example of a thoughtful provision are dish racks which are included in the cabinets. We usually see this as an ID treatment in showflats but Enchante will be providing this.
Another plus point are these pull-out shelves in the cabinets. This might be a minor addition to the kitchen but it makes life so much easier for residents. With these shelves, you'll be able to get your items from the cabinet easily.
The kitchen sink and mixer is by Rodi, a Portuguese brand which is highly-awarded. One interesting feature here is that you can adjust the height of the kitchen mixer and keep it if you don't need to use it.
What's more, the sink has a cover which also acts as a chopping board. This is a first for us but this concept is definitely something we'd like to see more of in other new launches.
One great thing here is that both an induction and gas cooker are provided by Miele. Having both options is beneficial for multi-generational families. While younger family members might be used to induction cookers, older folks might prefer using a gas cooker instead. Some pots might also not be compatible with induction cookers and hence, it's always better to have both options.
One consideration here is that the kitchen cabinets are white and if your family tends to cook often, there might be grease stains and you'll have to clean them more regularly.
The oven is also by Miele and one feature here is that it's a smart oven. So, you can easily check on your bakes using an app. This way, you can monitor it regularly without having to head to the kitchen and ensure that your bakes won't be burnt.
Similarly, the washer-dryer is also from Miele and you can use an app to start washing your clothes. In situations where you're making your way home from somewhere, you can start washing your clothes and it'll be done when you're home. This will definitely help you save time and makes it more convenient for you to keep track of your household chores.
Instead of being located in the kitchen, the household shelter is along the corridor to the bedrooms. This might be a good or bad thing depending on what you intend to use the household shelter for.
The area is 43 sq ft (sqm), which is similar to the balcony. If you have a helper, perhaps you might want to turn it into a helper's room and it makes sense as it's located near the shared bathroom as well. Alternatively, it could just be another storage space or a wine storage space.
The master bedroom has a size of 151 sq ft (14 sqm) while the master bathroom has a size of 43 sq ft (4 sqm). It's slightly smaller than the studio bedroom.
It's not the biggest we've seen for 3-bedroom master bedrooms but we felt that the walkway space beside the bed was sufficient and it didn't feel tight.
It helps that the windows are full-length so there's plenty of light to make the space seem roomier.
There's space to place small tables at the side of the bed too. If you're thinking of placing a dressing table, you might want to consider the space in front of the bed. In the showflat, the ID has placed a small table at the same spot.
Do note that if you're placing a dressing table, you need to be sure of its measurements as it's not a very big spot to begin with. You'd want to have just enough space so that you won't block the walkway around the bed.
Unlike the wardrobe in the studio bedroom, the wardrobe in the master bedroom has sliding glass door panels in laminate finish. This makes the master bedroom wardrobe sleeker and more elegant. Like the studio bedroom, there are built-in sensor lights in the wardrobe too.
One thing we'd love to see are smaller compartments for little items like jewellery, watches and ties. We're increasingly seeing more of such touches in new launch condominiums. Recently, boutique condos we visited like Baywind Residences and Atlassia had provided them too. Hence, it would have been nice to see it at Enchante too.
For those of you who prefer more wardrobe space, the 4 Bedroom + Home Office and 3 Bedroom (Duplex) have walk-in wardrobes in their master bedrooms.
The master bathroom here has a similar size to the one in the studio unit. You'll find a two-panel vanity mirror with storage space, lights at the side of the mirrors as well as a rain shower.
What sets it apart is the toilet bowl with an automatic sensor washer by German bathroom manufacturer, Duravit. It's even complete with a remote so you can control the water pressure, seat temperature and more. You can also use the remote to open or close the toilet bowl cover.
We've only seen a toilet bowl with washer at LIV@MB's showflat and even then it was for its most premium unit and it didn't come with a remote. So, it's really refreshing to see this feature provided in the master bedroom of all units at Enchante.
The other bedroom in the main unit has an area of 86.1 sq ft (8 sqm), which is a standard size for most common bedrooms in new launches. Fitting in a single bed and a side table seems to be the best arrangement as it will still leave you ample space in the bedroom.
You could probably fit a queen-sized bed if you wish but this might leave little space around the bed.
One good thing is that there are full-length windows in the bedroom, which is a plus point for common bedrooms.
The wardrobe in this bedroom is similar to the one in the studio bedroom. We like the fact that the built-in lights are provided for this bedroom as well. Many new launches will only reserve this for master bedrooms, and hence, it is a bonus feature to have here.
Another thing we like is also the jack-and-jill bathroom layout of the shared bathroom. It can be accessed by both the common bedroom and the corridor.
This is a great arrangement especially if you have the elderly in the common bedroom. This way, they can access the bathroom more conveniently without having to go through the main corridor.
The layout of the shared bathroom is also different from the other two bathrooms in the unit. Instead of one two-panel mirror, there are two vanity mirrors at the sink and above the toilet bowl.
An added touch that we like here is a bidet spray. Though it isn't as fancy as the sensor washer in the master bathroom, it definitely enhances the bathroom experience for residents (and guests).
Unlike many other common bathrooms we've seen in other new launches, there's a rain shower in this one and a window for ventilation as well. There are also side shelves in the shower area so you can store your toiletries (which can be found in the other bathrooms as well).
Enchante's 5-Bedroom Penthouse (Type PH - 1,701 sq ft, 158 sqm)
We'll also briefly touch on Enchante's 5-bedroom penthouse unit which is located on the 16th floor. For families who need more bedrooms and prefer to have more communal areas, this unit would be perfect for them. Some highlights of the unit include two open roof terraces, a dry and wet kitchen concept as well as a family area.
Model of the penthouse unit on level 16
Another plus point of the penthouse is that the ceiling height is 4.5 metres and this extends to the bedrooms as well. What's great is that the void areas are not included in the official unit size. Hence, you can install your own furniture deck in the bedroom or living-dining spaces to create a loft or even have bookshelves that extend all the way up.
Artist's Impression of penthouse