D’Leedon Condominium | Singapore

On December 23, 2010, in D'Leedon, by Admin

D’Leedon Condo @ Leedon Heights in District 10 . 5 minute walk to MRT

D'Leedon Condo View

D’Leedon is an outstanding landmark condominium designed by internationally renowned Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, Zaha Hadid, and developed by a strong CapitaLand-led consortium.  It sits on the huge site of the former Farrer Court in the prime Tanglin District 10 of Singapore, fronting the landed homes of Victoria Park and Kings Road.

The land size allows it to have a really huge range of facilities, that include 2 club houses, several pools, a huge gym, banks of spas, and 7 of its own shops. Higher floor units here also have panoramic views, some as far as to the Bukit Timah Hill and nature reserves.

D'Leedon Condominium near Orchard Road
Investment Potential
D’Leedon sits in a prime District 10 location next to the high-end landed residential estates of Leedon Heights, Kings Road and Cornwall Gardens close to Holland Village, 5 minutes walk to a Circle Line MRT station and 5 minutes drive from Orchard Road.

Yet it is priced at from $1,5xx PSF, similar to the pricing for new suburban condominium launches at places like Tanah Merah and Potong Pasir MRT stations. It is difficult to get prices like these for new condos so close to Orchard Road.

D'Leedon Condo | Former Farrer Court
D’Leedon Condo Essential Facts

  • Comprises seven 36-storey towers & 12 villas on the former Farrer Court 840,048 sqft site.
  • The towers occupy less than 30% of the site, with over 70% given to landscaping & facilities.
  • 1,715 residential units (including the 12 villas) + 8 retail shops.
  • 99 year leasehold tenure.
  • Expected to be completed by 2015 or possibly earlier.

D'Leedon Condo Site :: Start of ConstructionD’Leedon Site :: Construction started 2011 :: Bukit Timah Hill in Background

Unique points for D’Leedon Condo

  • In District 10 Tanglin precinct at Leedon Heights off Farrer Road.
  • Overlooks Good Class Bungalow (GCB) landed homes with lush grounds off Holland Road.
  • Neighborhood is practically all low rise; means unobstructed sight lines around.
  • Views to Macritchie Reservoir, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bukit Timah Hill & city skylines.
  • On former Farrer Court site 5 minutes walk from Farrer Road MRT station.
  • Along Circle Line between Botanic Gardens & Holland Village MRT stations.

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DLeedon Location & Amenities



New Developer Sales . 2019 to 2023

With D’Leedon fully sold, what are the alternatives if you are looking for a brand new condo to buy? The nearest and most obvious is Leedon Green.

This is a project that shares the same entrance road as D’Leedon, namely Leedon Heights Road. The Leedon Green condo is in fact just opposite this road from D’Leedon. It occupies the site of the former Tulip Gardens, but has the advantage of being freehold, instead of the 99 years leasehold tenure that D’Leedon has. (See news report on the en bloc sale of Tulip Gardens.)

However it is further from Farrer Road MRT station and Empress Road market, though closer to Holland Village. The other big difference is in the pricing. Leedon Green is priced at an average of around $2,600 to $2,700 PSF, quite a difference from D’Leedon that launched at around $1,400 to $1,500 PSF. However it must be admitted that that was quite some years ago too, and prices have certainly gone up a fair bit in the interim.

A 3 bedroom unit at the Leedon Green condo comes to over $3M. The showflat is on the actual site, and viewings are available by appointment.

If however, your budget is lower than that, or you want something freehold closer to Orchard Road, you might consider the Iveria.

This is a new development in the River Valley area, on the site of the former Riviera Point that was also sold enbloc. The Iveria, like d’Leedon is located in a prime central district of Singapore. However unlike d’Leedon, it will be a very small freehold project, with tiny apartment sizes.

In terms of pricing, the Iveria condo will cost more on a per square foot basis than d’Leedon, but less on a total basis due their small room and apartment floor areas. Their target markets are different too. D’Leedon caters more to owner occupiers and families, while the Iveria condo would attract singles and young couples looking for a more affordable buy within a good central location, or investors looking for a place with strong tenant appeal.


However, if your budget is even lower, and you don’t mind a 99 year leasehold project slightly further away from town, you can consider the JadeScape condo.

Thi is just up Adam Road towards Thomson Road. This project is being built on the site of the former Shunfu Ville, and bears some similarities to D’Leedon. It is a big project too, with 1206 units, though not as big as D’Leedon’s 1700 odd units.

JadeScape is also within 5 minutes walk of an MRT station on the Circle Line – in fact, just around 3 to 4 minutes walk of Marymount MRT station. And one side of it enjoys unblocked views over surrounding landed estates, with certain units possibly being able to get glimpses of MacRitchie Reservoir.

There is also a wet market and food centre next door. The Shunfu Market is to JadeScape what the Empress Road Market is to D’Leedon.

But there are obvious differences as well. For a start, D’Leedon’s units are much bigger. The one bedroom + study units here are the size of the 2 bedroom units at JadeScape condo. While you could fit a JadeScape 4 bedder into one of the smaller 3 bedders at D’Leedon.

Pricing-wise, D’Leedon is cheaper on a PSF basis, due to the fact that launched several years ago. Even though it sits in one of Singapore’s top districts. While JadeScape’s district 20 location is by no means a bad one, in fact it is considered fairly prime, there is obviously no doubt as to which is the higher end neighbourhood.

If you are interested to know more, head over to the JadeScape website and sign up for a viewing, or the floor plans and other details. We have lots to share.


Another 99 year leasehold project that is well located is Piccadilly Grand at Farrer Park, close to Orchard Road and Little India. This is a mixed development that comes with its own mall, Piccadilly Galleria, and is integrated and linked directly to Farrer Park MRT station.

Piccadilly Grand and Piccadilly Galleria are being built by very reputable and experienced developers, City Developments Limited (CDL) in partnership with MCL Land. Both these developers have undertaken a vast range of projects, from mass-market to high-end ones. The average pricing for the Piccadilly Grand condo is not known yet, but some estimates put it in the $1,900 to $2,100 PSF range.

Considering that Piccadilly Grand will be launching at around the same time as the development at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 by UOL, which is likely to be priced at around this range too, it looks like this Farrer Park condominium might be the better buy, since this is a more central location.

The Piccadilly Grand showflat is not ready yet, as the launch is likely to only take place around April to May of 2022. Please drop us a note if you would like to register a viewing slot for the launch. Viewing slots are limited, as Piccadilly Grand showflat viewings will be subject to safe distancing measures.

Investors might want to consider this project, given that the Farrer Park area is well served by amenities, besides being close to the city centre. It enjoys quite good rental demand, going by the number of hotels and serviced apartments around here.


Update 2023. The Arcady Showflat at Boon Keng

Piccadilly Grand has just sold out. If you have missed that, and are looking for a new launch around this area, you might want to consider the Arcady at Boon Keng instead.

Unlike Piccadilly Grand, the Arcady condo is not a mixed development, but a purely private residential development. But it has the advantage of being on freehold land, instead of the more usual 99 year leasehold tenure.

The Arcady condo is being developed on the site of the former Euro-Asia Apartments that is within 6 minutes walk from Boon Keng MRT station. This is within the Kallang Planning Area, right on the fringe of the city.

In fact, the Arcady at Boon Keng is considered to be within the Central Region of Singapore, in the Rest of Central Region (RCR) zone. Boon Keng station is just 3 stops from Doby Ghaut station in Orchard Road, via the North-East MRT line.

The Arcady showflat is likely to open for preview and sales launch in the last quarter of 2023, or possibly the first quarter of 2024. The soft launch is likely to excite a fair bit of interest, as this project is good size for a freehold project, especially one within the city fringe.

As such the Arcady condo will be more affordable than the usual freehold launch within the town itself, while still enjoying the perks of being in close proximity to all that the city centre has to offer.

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