Review of unit layouts at Lentor Hills Residences
Lentor Hills Residences Showflat: 4-bedroom (Type 4 (c)) - 1,356 sqft (126 sqm)
No. of units:
Who is it suited for?
- Multi-generational families
- Larger families
- Buyers who prefer more storage space
4-bedders comprise 16.7% of the units at Lentor Hills Residences (100 out of 598 units). There are four types of 4-bedroom units, with sizes ranging from 1,345 to 1,399 sqft. All 4-bedroom units at Lentor Hills Residences have an efficient layout with no foyer space at the entrance.
Some highlights of the 4-bedders are that they all have a household shelter and a store. All the bedrooms in the 4-bedroom units are also attached to a bathroom. This makes it a great option for multi-generational families.
The kitchen and yard have a combined space of about 108 sqft (10 sqm), so there’s plenty of space for around three to four family members, which is important for larger households.
There are windows in the yard and WC, so there’s ample natural ventilation. This is great as a gas hob and cooker hood (by Electrolux) are provided as families are likely to cook more often.
Although the unit doesn’t have a dry and wet kitchen concept like many new launches, the developers are giving more space in the store, bedrooms and communal areas.
We love that the kitchen has a glass partition wall and sliding door, allowing more light into the kitchen. This way, it feels more spacious. However, this might not be for everyone as some buyers prefer a more private kitchen, especially when guests are over. This group of buyers can choose to cover the glass partition with frosted sheets.
Having a glass wall is also useful for parents to look out for their children as they do their kitchen chores. Another advantage is that they are easy to maintain.
Other kitchen appliances are also by Electrolux, including a built-in convection oven, fridge and a separate washer and dryer.
There are other thoughtful provisions, too, like an open shelf above the sink as well as a pull-out storage compartment in the kitchen cabinet.
Dining and living areas
The dining and living areas have a combined area of 377 sqft (35 sqm), which is a decent size for a 4-bedder. There’s ample space for a family of six to entertain guests if they wish to.
In the showflat, the ID placed a six-seater dining table but there’s still a lot of room for an eight-seater, should you need a bigger table. Just take note that doing so will eat into the walkway space from the entrance. However, it’s not a huge concern as there’s plenty of space.
One thing we find unique is that the DB (distribution board) cabinet is situated in the dining area instead of the entrance. While this doesn’t disrupt the activity in the dining area, you’ll most likely not use it as a shoe cabinet. However, you can store other items like plates and utensils which you will need for the dining table.
We love that there’s a nook below the cabinet for a robot vacuum cleaner. As this is very common in many households these days, it’s something that we welcome.
The living area can accommodate a four-seater sofa or a sizeable L-shaped sofa if you prefer that. It is also possible to fit a side couch.
What’s great is the considerable width between the sofa and the TV. As for the coffee table, you can also play around with different shapes as there’s a larger space to work with.
The balcony is around the size of a common bedroom and has sufficient space for additional seats. You can also turn it into a work-from-home area or a home gym. In terms of views, three stacks will face outwards while the other 4-bedroom stacks will face inward towards the facilities. The outward-facing stacks will have views of a strip of greenery and neighbouring future projects.
We would have loved it if the balcony spans the width of the living and dining areas but then again, not all buyers would like such a huge balcony as they might see it as wasted space. This might suit buyers who prefer an efficient and functional layout.
A highlight of the 4-bedroom units is the store, which is around 32 sq ft (3 sqm). It’s uncommon for new launches to have both a household shelter and a store, so it’s a breath of fresh air. Penrose, another project by Hong Leong Holdings, also has a similar concept for its 4-bedder.
However, if you’re planning a helper’s room, the household shelter would be a better option as it’s slightly larger than the store.
The combined area of the master bedroom and bathroom is 215 sqft (20 sqm), a decent size for a 4-bedder. You can fit a king-sized bed comfortably and there’s still substantial room to move around. There’s also enough space for two side tables.
The master bedroom wardrobe has sufficient space for two and an accessories drawer to store small items like belts and jewellery. One thing to note is that the wardrobes don’t come with built-in lights.
We would have loved a larger wardrobe space as the 4-bedders are the largest unit types. But the good news is that there’s a side dresser where you can store your make-up kit or skincare products. What’s great is that there’s also a full-length mirror for dressing up. This way, you and your spouse will have your personal space while getting ready simultaneously (the other can get ready in the bathroom).
As there’s already a side dresser, the ID did not place a proper dressing table because there's already a side dresser. However, if you still prefer a dresser, you can place the bed against the window to have more space between the wardrobe and the bed.
The master bathroom is fitted with marble-like porcelain tiles which looks more luxurious and elegant than the common bathroom.
You’ll be able to find standard provisions like an overhead rain shower, vanity countertop and mirror cabinets. What we like is that there’s ample storage space. While you can store toiletries or cleaning appliances in the mirror cabinets, the fixed open shelves can be more for everyday items or even for ornaments to decorate the bathroom. There are also toiletry shelves in the shower area, which is a thoughtful provision that resembles hotel bathrooms.
Two of the common bedrooms are 108 sqft (10 sqm), which are larger than average while the last common bedroom has a standard size of 86 sqft (8 sqm). The larger bedrooms can fit a queen-sized bed and have full-length windows.
A plus point is that there’s a jack-and-jill bathroom that’s shared between the two larger bedrooms. For multi-generational families, this “2-bed-1-bath” arrangement is suitable for a smaller family unit.
The smaller common bedroom is suitable for a single bed and a side table. You could probably fit a queen-sized bed too, but the walkway space will be compromised. Unlike the other two common bedrooms, this one doesn’t have full-length windows due to the AC ledge.
The smaller common bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, which means that all the common bedrooms have access to a bathroom. This bedroom will be suitable for elderly parents who live with their children and grandchildren as they will likely use the bathroom more frequently.
This layout is definitely an attractive selling point for larger families. We also love that both the common bathrooms have a window for natural ventilation, which is quite rare.
Lentor Hills Residences Showflat: 2-bedroom + Study (Type (2+1)d) - 753 sqft (70 sqm)
No. of units:
Who is it suited for?
- Small families with one child
- Investors looking for rental opportunities
The 2-bedroom + Study units are the predominant unit type at Lentor Hills Residences, followed by the standard 2-bedders. Together, they comprise about 36% of the unit mix at Lentor Hills Residences. This isn’t surprising as 2-bedders are popular with buyers and are usually the best-selling unit types on launch weekend.
The 2-bedroom + Study units range from 743 to 755 sqft, while 2-bedroom units range from 678 to 721 sqft. The majority of the 2-bedroom/2-bedroom + Study units have dumbbell layouts, except for one unit type.
As you enter the unit, the kitchen is to the right of the entrance. While it’s not a fully enclosed kitchen, it’s tucked to one side of the unit. This is great for buyers who don’t like fully open kitchens.
You can enclose the kitchen if you wish to (at your own expense) but note that there’s no vent. So, if you’re doing a lot of cooking, enclosing it might not be a good idea.
One thing to note is that the DB cabinet is in the kitchen. Although DB cabinets are usually located at the entrance, this makes sense as it’s beside the washer-dryer. Hence, you can store your laundry detergent and other cleaning equipment here.
Like the 4-bedder, the DB cabinet has also been thoughtfully designed to have a nook for a robot vacuum.
You can also expect the standard kitchen appliances from Electrolux. This includes the fridge, induction hob and hood, built-in convection oven and washer-dryer.
Dining and living areas
As the 2-bedroom + Study has a dumbbell layout, the bedrooms are on opposite sides of the dining and living areas. This is great for tenants as they are able to have their separate living areas without interfering much with each other. Plus, all the 2-bedroom + Study units have two bathrooms.
As the kitchen is tucked away in one corner of the unit, the corridor from the entrance to the dining area seems wider. Hence, you can fit a six-seater table without it feeling too cramped.
The living area is reasonably sized for a couple or a family of 3-4. You can fit a three or four-seater sofa comfortably or an L-shaped sofa if you wish to.
The study area is perfect for one person and is situated between the common bedroom and bathroom.
If you wish to, you can enclose the study so it becomes a larger bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, but this will be at your own expense. This is great if you’re an investor planning to rent out the unit to two tenants.
There’s also the flexibility of moving the wardrobe from the common bedroom to the study area, so you’ll get a “walk-in” wardrobe. This, again, will come with additional costs. However, take note that you cannot hack any walls.
The master bedroom and bathroom is around 161 sqft (15 sqm), and can fit a king-sized bed. There’s enough room for small side tables and adequate space around the bed.
As with most 2-bedroom units, you won’t be able to fit a dressing table. However, in the showflat, the ID has fitted a small table in front of the bed to show how you can utilise the space. Alternatively, you can also install some shelves for additional storage.
The wardrobe provisions here are similar to the 4-bedroom unit; it comes with a side dresser and a full-length mirror. This has become increasingly popular in new launches and we really love the concept as it’s space-efficient.
2-bedroom dual-key units
2-bedroom dual-key floor plan (Type (DK2)a1)
For couples or small families who wish to earn some rental income on the side, they can consider the 2-bedroom dual-key units. There are only eight 2-bedroom dual-key units.
The main unit is slightly larger than standard 2-bedders as it has a household shelter and a yard. There are also two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The sub-unit is a studio apartment with a master bedroom, an open kitchen and a bathroom.
With this arrangement, couples or small families can live in the main unit while renting out the sub-unit to tenants. This will also suit couples or small families living with their elderly parents. This way, they can have some personal space while taking care of their parents.
Lentor Hills Residences Showflat: 3-bedroom + Yard (Type (3Y)b2) - 1,098 sqft (102 sqm)
No. of units:
Who is it suited for?
- Families with two children
- Mid-sized families of 4-5 people
The 3-bedroom and 3-bedroom + Yard units comprise slightly over 30% of the unit mix at Lentor Hills Residences. 101 units are the 3-bedroom + Yard type while 88 units are standard 3-bedders.
The 3-bedroom + Yard range from 1,098 to 1,130 sqft while the 3-bedders range from 958 to 980 sqft. One difference between the two unit types is that the 3-bedroom + Yard has a household shelter while standard 3-bedders don’t.
Entrance with a foyer
The showflat unit opens up to a foyer and this layout is suitable for buyers who prefer to have some privacy when the doors are open. This way, delivery personnel or your neighbours won’t be able to see the living area from the entrance. Some buyers also like having a foyer as it’s a proper area to greet guests. The DB cabinet in this unit is also bigger than the other two showflats we’ve seen; hence, there’s more space for shoes.
However, not all buyers like an entrance with a foyer as they might see it as wasted space. The good news is that there are 3-bedroom units with and without a foyer, so buyers can choose according to their preferences.
Kitchen and yard
The kitchen and yard are slightly larger than the one in the 4-bedroom showflat and we like that it’s L-shaped as it feels more spacious. The household shelter and WC are also tucked in a corner. So if you’re considering turning the household shelter into a helper’s room, it gives your helper some privacy.
Thanks to the clear glass partition, there’s ample light into the kitchen and it feels a lot roomier. For those who like to entertain guests, this gives off a semi-open concept kitchen vibe as you can talk to your guests while preparing food in the kitchen.
We love the thoughtful provisions in the kitchen like the open shelf above the sink and pull-out storage compartments. So, the kitchen is almost in move-in condition and you won’t need to fork out additional costs for any carpentry. However, do note that lights are not included in the list of provisions.
Other kitchen appliance provisions are similar to what we’ve seen in 2- and 4-bedders such as the fridge, gas hob, hood, and built-in convection oven. There’s also a separate washer and dryer, which is uncommon for 3-bedders. Most developments only provide separate washers and dryers for 4-bedroom units and above.
Apart from the window in the yard, the WC also comes with a window, allowing more avenues for natural ventilation, especially if you’re planning to cook more often.
Dining and living areas
The dining area can comfortably fit a six-seater table, which is more than enough for the number of people expected to live in a 3-bedder. In the showflat, the ID has tucked the dining table and chairs into a corner so they won’t interrupt the walkway space from the kitchen to the living areas. However, if you prefer more walkway space around the dining table, there’s sufficient room to place the table in the middle of the dining area.
The living area has substantial space for a three to four-seater sofa and an additional side couch. Instead of a small coffee table, there’s also more room to place a larger coffee table, as demonstrated in the showflat.
Although the layout of the living and dining areas is pretty similar to the 2-bedder, the balcony of the 3-bedroom unit is larger.
The master bedroom and bathroom have a combined area of 205 sqft (19 sqm). You’ll find ample space to manoeuvre around a king-sized bed. Even with two side tables, there’s still some room.
Interestingly, the ID has placed a mini dresser and a mirror by the window. While this is space-efficient, it will block some natural light from the full-length windows. However, an alternative would be to place the mini dresser and mirror in front of the bed.
The wardrobe space is pretty standard throughout the master bedroom of all units in the development. Like the other two showflat, there’s also a side dresser with a full-length mirror. Hence, even if you don’t have a dressing table, it won’t be a problem.
Similarly, all the master bathrooms are fitted with marble-like porcelain tiles which look more polished than standard porcelain tiles. The provisions include an overhead rain shower, a vanity countertop, a mirror cabinet and open shelves.
Both the common bedrooms are around 97 sqft (9 sqm), which are averagely-sized and can fit a queen-sized bed. In one of the common bedrooms, the ID has installed a dressing table at the side of the window to show that there’s sufficient space to do so. This could be a potential idea for multi-generational families.
Alternatively, if the bedroom is for one person, you can have a single bed with a study desk.
The shared bathroom has a comparable list of provisions to the master bathroom, except for the rain shower. We love that all the shared bathrooms in the bigger units have a window for natural ventilation.
3-bedroom dual-key units
3-bedroom dual-key floor plan (Type (DK3)a2)
Apart from the standard 3-bedders and those with yard, there are also eight 3-bedroom dual-key units.
The main unit has a similar floor plan to the 3-bedroom + Yard showflat unit we’ve seen. The sub-unit is a studio apartment with a master bedroom, an open kitchen, a bathroom and a balcony.
The unit layout is great for families who want to earn additional rental income from the sub-unit while still living in the main unit. For multi-generational families, the sub-unit is suitable for elderly parents living with their children or newly married couples who are still living with their parents.