Review of unit layouts at Blossoms by the Park
Blossoms by the Park Showflat: 2-Bedroom + Study (B2-PH) - 872 sq ft (81 sqm)
No. of units:
- 2 (2-Bedroom + Study Penthouse)
- 48 (2-Bedroom + Study)
Who is it suited for:
- Young couples
- Small families with one child
- Investors looking for rental opportunities
We’ll go in-depth into Blossoms by the Park’s 2-Bedroom + Study Penthouse showflat first as the 2 bedders make up a significant portion of the unit mix at Blossoms by the Park (36%). There are two stacks of standard 2-Bedroom units and two stacks of 2-Bedroom + Study units.
Penthouse units occupy the top floor of every stack (there are a total of 11 stacks). There are two 2-Bedroom + Study Penthouse units. Penthouses have the same floor plans as the non-penthouse units except for the difference in ceiling heights.
The 2-Bedroom + Study Penthouse unit is 872 sq ft (including 151 sq ft of high ceiling), while the 2-Bedroom + Study unit is 721 sq ft. The standard 2-Bedroom unit is 678 sq ft. All of them come with 2 bathrooms.
Instead of the typical dumbbell layout, all 2-Bedroom units at Blossoms by the Park have an L-shaped layout where the bedrooms share a common corridor.
The good thing is that this allows the bedroom entrances to be hidden from the living and dining area. However, some buyers might see the corridor as wasted space.
This layout is also less ideal in cases where there are two separate tenants, as the dumbbell layout leaves more room for personal space on opposite sides of the unit. However, if you’re an investor renting out the whole unit, it isn’t a huge problem.
UPDATED 2 May 2023: After its sales launch weekend on 29 April 2023, Blossoms by the Park has sold more than 70% of its 275 units at an average price of S$2,423 psf. The 1-Bedroom + Study and 2-Bedroom + Study units are sold out.
Open kitchen concept with smart appliances
As you enter the unit, an open kitchen greets you, and the study is on the right. This is quite a standard 2-Bedroom layout; all of them in this project come with an open kitchen.
Since most 2-Bedroom households are made up of smaller families or tenants, they are less likely to do heavy cooking and hence, an open kitchen would suffice.
A unique feature of the kitchen is the smart kitchen system comprising a smart oven, smart hob and hood. This means you can use your smartphone to manage your baking with the smart oven remotely. There’s also an intelligent temperature regulation function for the induction hob, among other functions.
Besides sanitary fittings by Grohe and sanitary wares by Geberit, additional features in the kitchen include internal drawers in some of the kitchen cabinets and an overhead dish rack.
One thing to note here is that the fridge and washer-dryer are not included in the list of provisions. While it’s a slight inconvenience and additional cost to shop for your own fridge and washer-dryer, you’re free to choose your preferred brand. You’ll also be able to find appliances with specifications and warranty terms which suit you.
Although we would have loved to have seen both appliances in the list of provisions, it’s definitely not a make-or-break situation.
The study area is situated directly opposite the kitchen. Measuring about 43 sq ft (4 sqm), it’s the size of a typical household shelter.
We feel that the study area is in a pretty awkward position as the person using it might get distracted by what’s happening in the kitchen. If you want to create a more private study area, you might want to consider installing a door to enclose it.
The study area seems more suitable as an extension of the kitchen or for additional storage space. We foresee the 2-Bedroom + Study units to be more popular for own-stay or investors who are looking to rent out the whole unit to a single tenant or family.
Living and dining areas
In the living and dining area, you’ll notice the 4.65m high ceiling, which is almost two metres more than the 2.8m ceiling height for standard units.
In the showflat, the ID has built floor-to-ceiling display shelves to give an idea of how you can make full use of the space. A more popular idea is to build a furniture deck to create a “loft” concept.
One perk of not having a dumbbell layout is that there’s a more seamless flow between the living and dining areas. This way, the sofa length won’t be bounded by the length of the wall behind it and you can explore a longer sofa for more seating space.
That’s precisely what the ID did with the dining space, where they placed a long sofa against the wall which spans both the living and dining areas.
However, if you prefer a more conventional layout, the space can accommodate a four-seater dining table.
One thing to note is that the width of the living and dining area is 2.5m, which is just a little shy of the typical 2.8m for 2-bedders. It is slightly narrower than what we’re used to seeing, but it’s not a major concern as there’s still sufficient room between the sofa and the TV.
In the showflat, the ID has managed to incorporate display shelves, even with the narrower width. Without the display shelves, there will be slightly more space.
The key here is to get an appropriate size for the coffee table to ensure that there’s enough walking room. Alternatively, if it’s something you don’t need, you can do away with it, so there’ll be even more space.
The balcony has a decent size of about 54 sq ft (5 sqm), which is what you might expect from a 2-bedder. Here, there’s a life-size perspective of the view from level 23 of one of the stacks of the 2-Bedroom + Study units. As you can see, future residents will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the one-north precinct and possibly even the CBD.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
The master bedroom (excluding master bathroom) is about 140 sq ft (13 sqm), which is an average size. No surprises here as you’ll be able to fit a king-sized bed comfortably and the walkway space around the bed is sufficient for two.
The master wardrobe is the usual size for 2-bedroom master bedrooms and it has sliding doors with a wooden laminate finish.
There’s adequate wardrobe space with the necessary drawers. But we would love to have seen more provisions in the master bedroom wardrobe such as built-in lights and additional accessory compartments since there isn’t enough space to fit in a dressing table.
However, if you need an additional storage area, there’s some space in front of the bed to build some shelves.
As for the master bathroom, it is fitted with marble-like porcelain tiles which exude a more luxurious look. The list of provisions include an overhead rain shower, vanity countertop and mirrors with storage.
What we like is that there’s a niche in the shower area where you can place the toiletries that you need for showering.
The common bedroom is around 86 sq ft (8 sqm) and can fit a queen-sized bed. For small families with one child, they can consider fitting in a single bed and a study table, like what the ID had done in the showflat.
Blossoms by the Park Showflat: 4-Bedroom (D1-PH) - 1539 sq ft (143 sqm)
No. of units:
- 1 (4-Bedroom Penthouse)
- 24 (4-Bedroom)
Who is it suited for:
- Families with two or three children
- Multi-generational families
There are 50 units of 4-bedders at Blossoms by the Park, which is about 18% of the total unit mix. Of these, 25 are standard 4-Bedroom units (D1) while the other 25 are 4-Bedroom Premium units (D2). They occupy a stack each.
The showflat unit is the 4-Bedroom Penthouse unit, which is 1539 sq ft (including 237 sq ft of high ceiling). The standard 4-Bedroom unit is 1302 sq ft, while the 4-Bedroom Premium is 1507 sq ft (1884 sq ft for penthouse unit).
There’s only one 4-Bedroom Penthouse unit and its floor plan is similar to non-penthouse units except for the difference in ceiling height.
Entrance with a foyer
As you enter the unit, there’s a decently sized foyer which is just the right size for welcoming guests. This area also comes with a cabinet (on the left) to store your shoes, which hides the distribution board (DB). If this isn’t enough, you can also build more cabinets like the ID did in the showflat (on the right).
Dry and wet kitchen concept
Like many 4-bedders, this unit has a dry and wet kitchen concept too. The dry kitchen has wooden cabinets, a bar countertop, a convection oven and an induction hob. Do note that the fridge is not included in the list of provisions.
We love the cabinets' earthy colours, which complement the white countertop. It’s contemporary yet aesthetically pleasing and sophisticated at the same time.
Having a dry kitchen helps create an open-concept space for entertaining guests. You can serve drinks and snacks on the countertop or even have conversations with family and friends while preparing a light meal.
Multi-generational families would also find this space useful as there’s an additional spot to prepare meals besides the wet kitchen. We foresee that the dry kitchen would be popular with parents with young children as their kids can help with baking and preparing simple meals.
The wet kitchen has an L-shaped countertop which is an efficient layout. There’s a glass wall bringing in more natural light into the kitchen and helping to brighten up the space.
Like the 2-bedroom unit, there’s a smart kitchen system too. With the gas hob, you can do more heavy cooking. Thanks to the smart kitchen system, an intelligent temperature regulation function helps keep the heat consistent, especially for stews and broths.
The household shelter and WC in the yard
What’s great is that there’s a window for natural ventilation in the yard, so you don’t have to worry about the cooking smell lingering in the kitchen.
One thing to note is that there’s no door between the dry and wet kitchen so, you’d have to install your own door if you want the wet kitchen to be enclosed.
Living and dining areas
The living and dining areas as well as the foyer and corridor have a combined area of 388 sq ft (36 sqm), which is a generous space for larger families. What stands out is that the living and dining areas span the width of the balcony which is around 5.15m, making it very spacious.
As you can see, the 4.65m high ceiling also helps to accentuate the space in the living and dining areas.
Unsurprisingly, the dining area is able to fit an eight-seater table comfortably with ample space around the table.
There’s also plenty of room in the living area to fit in a four-seater sofa or an L-shaped sofa with a sizeable coffee table.
If need be, you can also add more seating or dining areas in the balcony. With a size of 97 sq ft (9 sqm), it’s slightly larger than a common bedroom.
With such an expansive balcony, those on the higher floors can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding areas.
The master bedroom (excluding the master bathroom) is about 151 sq ft (14 sqm), just slightly larger than the 2-bedroom unit. While the master bedroom is not huge for a 4-bedder, you can still fit a king-sized bed with sufficient walkway space around it.
One thing to note is that there might be limited space for a dressing table but one way to work around this is to push the bed against the window. If you arrange your furniture as such, you’d be able to fit in a dressing table beside the wardrobe.
The wardrobe provisions here are similar to the master bedroom in the 2-bedder, so built-in lights aren’t included. We would have preferred it if there was more wardrobe space, considering that 4-bedroom units come at a higher premium.
For buyers who prefer a larger master bedroom, the 4-bedroom Premium would be more suitable as there’s a “his and hers” wardrobe.
Like the 2-bedder, the master bathroom comes equipped with an overhead rain shower, vanity countertop and mirrors with storage. However, what’s great here is that there’s a half-length window for natural ventilation.
All the common bedrooms are able to fit a queen-sized bed, although doing so would mean there’s less walkway space in the bedroom.
A plus point is that one of the common bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom so it can function as a junior master bedroom. For multi-generational families, the bedroom is suitable for grandparents who are more likely to use the bathroom at night. It’s also great for young couples who are still living with their parents.