Review of unit layouts and floor plans at Lentor Modern
Lentor Modern Showflat: 2-Bedroom + Flex - Type B2, 732 sq ft (68 sqm)
Total no. of units:
Who is it suited for:
- Smaller families
- Young couples
Lentor Modern's 2-Bedroom + Flex (Type B2) floor plan (732 sq ft, 68 sqm)
2-bedroom units make up 38.2% of all units at Lentor Modern. The type B2 2-Bedroom + Flex is the larger of two 2-bedroom unit types at Lentor Modern. The type B1 2-Bedroom + Flex unit has a size of 678 sq ft (63 sqm) and one bathroom instead of two bathrooms. Both 2-bedroom unit types have an efficient dumbbell layout where the bedrooms are on opposite sides of the unit.
All 2, 3 and 4-bedroom units at Lentor Modern also come with a Flex Room which serves as a flexible space for a variety of uses. Residents are free to turn this room into anything they wish to. We'll elaborate more about the Flex Room below.
Living and dining area
The living and dining area has a size of 205 sq ft (19 sqm) which is a standard size for a 2-Bedroom unit. The dumbbell layout is popular with buyers as there's no wasted space.
Besides being an efficient layout for families, this is also suitable for tenants as the rooms and bathrooms are on opposite sides. This way, they will have their own space on each side of the unit without encroaching into each other's personal space.
The living area can sit up to a four-seater sofa. There's also a 2.8m width which is the average for new launches, so it's a comfortable length between the sofa and the TV.
What we appreciate here is that the ID didn't place any mirrors in the showflat so it's easier for you to get a sense of the actual size of the unit without any distractions.
One bonus provision in Lentor Modern is the curtain pelmet in every room. This makes it less of a hassle for residents to install their own curtains.
At 49.5 sq ft (4.6 sqm), the balcony is also a pretty standard size so you can possibly fit a two-seater small table for outdoor dining. In terms of views, there are several stacks of 2-bedroom units facing the Lentor landed housing estate and there are also stacks facing the upcoming Lentor Central GLS sites.
The dining area in the 2-bedroom unit can comfortably fit a four-seater table but one thing to note here is that the ID has installed built-in benches against the wall. If you choose this arrangement, there will definitely be more walkway space from the entrance of the unit to the living area. However, if you're going with the conventional chairs and dining table, you'll need to factor in more space between the wall and dining chairs.
There's also enough room if you prefer to have a six-seater table but of course, doing this will leave you less walkway space.
The kitchen is located to the left of the entrance, followed by the flex room after. Every unit comes with a storage space as you enter where you can keep your footwear and other items. The distribution board is also hidden in this storage space.
With a size of 89 sq ft (8.3 sqm), the kitchen is decently-sized and has a U-shape which is very practical. This way, two people can be in the kitchen at the same time without disrupting each other's space - one cooking and the other at the washing area.
There's also plenty of space in the upper and lower kitchen cabinets. What's great is that lights and hot water supply are also included in the provisions which is very rare.
Another thing we love about the kitchen is that there are small windows for natural ventilation which is uncommon for 2-bedroom units. The kitchen is also enclosable so it's perfect for families who intend to cook more often. However, as with most 2-bedroom units, an induction hob and cooker hood are given instead of a gas hob and cooker hood.
All kitchen appliances are by Italian brand Smeg, which are known for its high-quality products. These also include a built-in convection oven, fridge and a washer-dryer.
Another thoughtful provision in the kitchen is a broom closet where residents can keep their cleaning equipment. 2-bedroom units usually don't have a household shelter, so this serves as a great storage space for residents.
The flex room is one of the highlights of Lentor Modern as it is designed to suit a variety of different needs. With a size of 36.6 sq ft (3.4 sqm), the flex room can fit a single bed. All of them also come with a window. You can turn it into an additional bedroom or a helper's room if you wish to.
In the 2-bedroom showflat, the ID has turned the flex room into a baking studio, which also feels like it's an extension of the kitchen. For residents who are more into cooking or baking, this could be an idea you might want to take up. Otherwise, the room can also be a nursery, playroom, a study room or anything else you envision it to be.
Having a flexi-room is a breath of fresh air as many new launches usually provide a study area instead. With changing habits since the pandemic, buyers might choose to spend more time at home and this gives them additional space and the freedom to do whatever they want with it.
This is also a trend we've seen in other new launches like Baywind Residences in Telok Kurau and enchanté in Newton.
The combined space of the master bedroom and master bathroom is 174.4 sq ft (16.2 sqm), which is an adequate size. The room comfortably fits a queen-sized bed and side tables.
There are full-length windows too, which are standard provisions for new launches these days. This will definitely help in bringing more light into the bedroom, making it seem more spacious.
With a queen-sized bed, you'll get sufficient walkway space around the edges of the bed. You could also fit a king-sized bed if you wish to, but you might have to push the bed against the window to have more walkway space.
The wardrobes are floor-to-ceiling, so there's enough storage space for two. The built-in lights are also an added convenience as you won't need to switch on the main bedroom lights. In situations where you and your partner come home late or need to leave in the early mornings, you won't have to disrupt your partner's sleep.
The master bathroom itself has a size of 56 sq ft (5.2 sqm) which is slightly larger than average. We like that it's fitted with darker marble-like porcelain tiles and it's a luxurious look which we usually only see in larger units.
What's great is that there's plenty of storage cabinet behind the vanity mirrors, including the side mirrors. You can keep a clutter-free bathroom by storing your toiletries in the cabinets.
Other provisions are a rain shower and a hand bidet spray by Schell, which is a functional addition to the bathroom. Other sanitary wares are by European luxury brands, Roca and Hansgrohe.
The common bedroom has a size of 93.6 sq ft (8.7 sqm) which is the standard size. The wardrobe here also comes with built-in lights which is comparable to the master bedroom. One thing to note is that the windows are only half-length as it's blocked by the A/C ledge.
In the showflat, the ID has installed a double-decker bed. For young families with two children, this could be an arrangement that you might find useful. With the flex room as an additional space, the 2-bedroom unit could also be comfortable for a family of four if the kids are still young.
The shared bathroom is slightly smaller than the master bathroom but it's still adequately sized. What we like here is that there's a window for natural ventilation. Not many shared bathrooms have windows so this is certainly a luxury to have. Other provisions like the bidet, a wall-hung water closet and vanity mirrors are similar to the master bathroom except for the rain shower.
One thing to note is that the entrance to the shared bathroom is only via the dining area. What we'd love to have seen here is a jack-and-jill layout where the shared bathroom can be accessed via both the common bedroom and the communal areas. Having this layout would also make it more attractive for tenants.
Lentor Modern Showflat: 3-Bedroom + Flex - Type C4, 1,109 sq ft (103 sqm)
Total no. of units:
Who is it suited for:
- Families with two or three children
- Mid-sized families (5-6 people)
3-bedroom units are the predominant unit types at Lentor Modern as they make up 41% of all units.
There are six types of layouts for Lentor Modern's 3-bedroom units, with sizes ranging from 969 sq ft (90 sqm) to 1,130 sq ft (105 sqm). Type C4 is the second largest unit type. Types C4 to C6 come with a yard space and household shelter while types C1 to C3 don't have them.
Entrance and corridor
The 3-bedroom unit opens up to a sizeable corridor and you'll find a nicely-sized cabinet to the right of the entrance. Not all new launches provide such generous storage at the entrance so this is a plus point. There's also a display shelf for you to place your footwear so that you can air them before storing them in the cabinet.
If you need to add more storage, you can also consider placing more display shelves along the corridor to the kitchen and living/dining areas.
The kitchen and yard area have a combined area of 107.6 sq ft (10 sqm) which is a comfortable size. As 3-bedroom units are meant for slightly larger families than 2-bedroom units, there's space for at least three family members to be in the kitchen doing various chores.
Families in 3-bedroom units will most likely cook more frequently and thus, a gas hob and cooker hood is given, together with the built-in convection oven. All of these are by Italian brand, Smeg. Once again, the kitchen cabinets come with lights, so you won't need to worry about installing them.
Like the 2-bedroom unit, there's also a broom closet here, complete with ample storage to keep your cleaning items.
What's great is that the yard has a window for natural ventilation especially if you intend to cook a lot. Since the kitchen is also enclosable, you won't have to worry about cooking smell throughout the unit.
Here's where you'd also find the washer-dryer (by Smeg) and a cabinet and shelves for even more storage.
The WC is located opposite the washer-dryer area.
Next, you have the household shelter which can be accessed from the kitchen. It has a standard size of 43 sq ft (4 sqm).
Living and dining areas
The combined size of the living and dining areas is 327.2 sq ft (30.4 sqm). This is larger than the average 3-bedroom unit but more compact when compared to 3-bedroom premium units or those with a study room in other developments. However, it's still a comfortable communal area which doesn't feel too cramped.
The living area has a width of 3m which is the same as other 3-bedroom units we've seen. However, the ID has managed to place an L-shaped sofa and even then, it doesn't affect the walkway space from the living area to the balcony. This might be because the TV is mounted on the wall and there's only a slim side shelf. Most other showflats would try to showcase a bulkier TV console.
If you're planning to place a regular couch instead of an L-shaped one, the living area will feel a lot roomier. However, one thing to note is that the ID did not put any coffee table. So, if you're planning to have one, we suggest getting a small and low table so that the living area will still feel spacious.
The balcony in the 3-bedroom unit has a size of 64.6 sq ft (6 sqm) which is just slightly larger than the one in the 2-bedroom unit. It's a sufficient size for a couple of outdoor seating, or you can also turn it into a small exercise area if you wish to.
The dining area is able to fit a six-seater table, which is more than enough for the number of people that are expected to live in the unit. The ID has pushed the table against the wall to give more room for the walkway to the kitchen. If you wish to place the dining table away from the wall, it will mean less walkway space.
As you'd notice in the showflat, the corridor to the bedrooms has the same timber flooring as the bedrooms. This way, you can enclose your whole bedroom area by adding a door at the entrance of the corridor. This is an option for all 3 and 4-bedroom units.
This is something we rarely see in other developments but it's great for buyers who value their privacy and prefer to separate the communal areas from their sleeping areas.
The master bedroom and master bathroom have a combined size of 201.3 sq ft (18.7 sqm). The master bedroom alone is 146.4 sq ft (13.6 sqm) which is adequate enough to fit a king-sized bed and a dressing table beside it. Only a few new launches are able to do the latter, so it's certainly a refreshing sight.
However, if you're placing the dresser beside the bed as such, you'd have less space to move in front of the wardrobe. An alternative you might want to consider is placing the dressing table in front of the bed. If you're doing so, you'll need to find one that fits the space in front of the bed perfectly without blocking the walkway space in front of the bed too much.
The master bathroom has similar provisions to the one in the 2-bedroom unit such as a rain shower, vanity mirrors with cabinet storage and a bidet spray. But what we love about this one is that there's a window for natural ventilation.
Unlike the 2-bedroom unit where the flex room is located beside the kitchen, the flex room in the 3 and 4-bedroom units is located beside the master bedroom.
Hence, the flex room can be an extension of the master bedroom. As shown in the floor plan above, you can choose to have the master bedroom door at the red line instead so that you'll have a supersized master bedroom.
Artist's impression of the flex room as a nursery (Image source: GuocoLand)
This is beneficial for parents with babies/toddlers who want to use the flex room as a nursery. For others, the flex room could also be a walk-in wardrobe.
In the 3-bedroom showflat, the ID has turned the flex room into a study room. Although the size of the flex room is not that huge, the ID has shown that you can fit two study tables. What's more, there are full-length windows which help in brightening up the room.
Common bedrooms and bathroom
Both common bedrooms have a size of 93.6 sq ft (8.7 sq ft), are able to fit up to a queen-sized bed and have full-length windows.
The good thing is that the wardrobe in all of Lentor Modern's common bedrooms also come with built-in lights.
The shared bathroom is just slightly smaller than the master bathroom but the provisions are almost similar, except for the rain shower. What's great here is that there's a window which provides natural ventilation. We don't usually see shared bathrooms having such a wide window, so this is definitely an amazing provision.
Lentor Modern Showflat: 4-Bedroom + Flex - Type D1, 1,528 sq ft (142 sqm)
Total no. of units:
Who is it suited for:
- Larger families
- Multi-generational families
There's only one unit layout for Lentor Modern's 4-bedroom units. This is unsurprising as they only make up about 10.4% of all units. But that said, the 4-bedroom unit is on the larger side based on what we've seen in many new launches.
The 4-bedroom unit has a flex room, a dry and wet kitchen as well as a main master bedroom and a junior master bedroom. It's suited for the needs of larger families and multi-generational families.
Entrance and corridor
The unit walks in to a shoe cabinet with ample storage as well as a display shelf for more footwear. It's the same size as the cabinet in the 3-bedroom unit.
Dry and wet kitchen
The entrance corridor will lead you to the dry kitchen first, which has a size of 135.6 sq ft (12.6 sqm). A dry kitchen is always good to have in larger units, especially for residents who love to entertain guests. For multi-generational families, the dry kitchen offers an alternative space to prepare food and drinks without overcrowding the kitchen.
An idea is to add some display shelves to store drinks or even have a coffee machine here. When you have guests over, you can serve them drinks without having to disturb preparations in the kitchen.
It would have been more complete if the dry kitchen had more provisions like a sink or appliances like an additional oven and a wine chiller. However, since there's a power socket, you can consider having more appliances like a microwave oven or toaster so that you can prepare simple meals here. One great thing is that there's plenty of cabinet space below the countertop for storage.
For the wet kitchen, you'll get the standard provisions like the gas hob and cooker hood, sink, cabinet lights and a built-in convection oven. What's different is that you'll get a two-door fridge instead of a single-door fridge that you see in the other units. This makes sense considering the larger household size that's expected to live in the 4-bedroom unit.
What we love here is the hanging dish rack, which is usually not a standard provision, especially in OCR new launches.
Another thoughtful provision in the kitchen is a swivel basket in the lower cabinet. Due to the L-shaped layout of the wet kitchen, some parts of the cabinets are hard to reach. The swivel basket will make it easier for you to store your items.
The yard area in the 4-bedroom unit is quite a generous space and there's also a window so you get natural ventilation. The WC also has a small window as well as a shower facility.
As with the 3-bedroom units, there's a broom closet and a cabinet and shelves above the washer-dryer.
For the household shelter, the ID has installed a pull-out bed to show that it could potentially be turned into a helper's room. It has a standard size of 43 sq ft (4 sqm).
Living and dining areas
The living and dining areas have a combined space of 324 sq ft (30.1 sqm). Though it's not the largest we've seen for a 4-bedroom unit, both areas are side by side which makes it seem more spacious.
Plus, the balcony spans the entire length of the living and dining areas, which means there's more natural light streaming in. Not to mention that the dry kitchen is adjacent to the dining area and hence, there's a sense of openness in the common areas.
The dining area can comfortably sit an eight-seater table, which is more than sufficient for the number of people expected to live in this unit. If you're planning to entertain more guests, you could probably fit a slightly longer table or add in a few more chairs.
The living area can accommodate a four to five-seater sofa. But if you need more seating spaces, perhaps an L-shaped sofa would fit well too.
What's great is that there's generous space, so you have more choices when it comes to picking your furniture.
There's also this "recess area" in the living room which is an additional space. You can add more shelves for storage like what the ID has done, or you can also place a piano, a couch or anything you'd like.
With a size of 130.2 sq ft (12.1 sqm), the balcony is larger than average, so there are a lot of things that you can do with it. The ID has even managed to place a four-seater round table to show that you can enjoy some alfresco dining. You could probably even add a couch here, or turn it into a mini garden or an exercise area.
Junior Master Bedroom
The junior master bedroom, together with the junior master bathroom, has a combined size of 172 sq ft (16 sqm). For comparison, this is actually about the size of the master bedroom in the 2-bedroom unit. This means you'll get a decent-sized junior master bedroom, complete with full-length windows.
This is perfect for multi-generational families where there's more than one married couple living under one roof. As the junior master bedroom is located on the opposite side from the rest of the bedrooms, it also gives the couple living here some personal space.
There's also ample space for side tables and adequate walkway space around the edges of the bed. However, there's not enough space to place a dressing table in front of the bed. What you can do is install some display shelves to store your items and a mirror instead.
Do note that the ID has placed a queen-sized bed in the showflat. If you're planning to fit a king-sized bed instead, you'll have less space to move around the bedroom.
The junior master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, complete with a rain shower and all the provisions we've seen in the other units, such as vanity mirrors with a storage cabinet and a bidet spray. Do note that there isn't any window in this bathroom.
Main master bedroom
The main master bedroom and bathroom have a combined space of 202.4 sq ft (18.8 sqm) which is just slightly larger than the one in the 3-bedroom unit. Hence, it is also able to fit a king-sized bed as well as a dressing table.
There are a few spots which you might want to consider for the dressing table - in front of the bed, in between the wardrobe and the bed or beside the window. Alternatively, you can choose not to have a dressing table but install some display shelves (pictured above) instead. This way, you will free up more space in the master bedroom.
The master bathroom has a size of 54.9 sq ft (5.1 sqm), which is comparable to the one in the 3-bedroom unit. The provisions are also pretty standard such as the rain shower, window and bidet spray. We would have loved to have seen more from the 4-bedroom master bathroom though as it usually speaks to a more luxurious clientele. It would have been better if there were bonus provisions like his and her sinks or perhaps, a bathtub.
In the 4-bedroom unit showflat, the ID has turned the flex room into a walk-in wardrobe. As shared earlier, the flex room can be combined with the master bedroom, so this is a perfect example of how the flex room can be a part of the master bedroom.
Common bedrooms and bathroom
The other two common bedrooms are both decently-sized, at 93.6 sq ft (8.7 sqm). Depending on the needs and preferences of your family, you can choose to fit a single or queen-sized bed. If you're placing a single bed, there'll still be room for a study desk. Both bedrooms have full-length windows and built-in lights in their wardrobes, which are good enough for common bedrooms.
As the junior master bedroom already has its own ensuite bathroom, the common bathroom will only be shared between the two common bedrooms. Once again, the window in the common bathroom is an added provision that helps with natural ventilation.
Another great feature here is the jack-and-jill bathroom layout where the bathroom can be accessed through the common corridor and Bedroom 4. It feels as though Bedroom 4 has its own ensuite bathroom. This is especially useful if there's an elderly living in Bedroom 4 and they need to use the bathroom more frequently.