Date: Feb 6, 2018
On Jan 11, 2018. The enbloc of Park West Condo was successful. That means, if everything goes right (with small calculated risk), we will have to move out from Park West by end of this year.
So, the hunt for a new home has begun.
We looked at a few, i.e. Freesia Woods, Centris & Lakeside Residence. All looks promising. But something was not right. The size of the place.
And finally, we found it. Madeira. #28-08. Very auspicious unit number.
The Bukit Batok Central and the MRT.
As you can see. The train slowly pulling in. and the train slowly pulling out. So, not so noisy.
It is non-block view from the North. Military in there.
This is the living room. There is a stairs to go up to a small area in the second floor. The ceiling is high.
Drop down windows. All windows facing North.
So, the house is a North-South facing home. The main door is facing South.
I am Metal-Dog with Kua #3. So, North, South, East and Northeast are all my favourite direction. The house I am staying must have these direction correct.
That small area up the stairs going to be a play area or my quiet study area. May be can put a small day bed there too. A quiet reading corner with board games.
Let’s see again.
The kids really love the stairs. During the viewing, don’t know how many time they walk up and down.
Let’s walk up and take a look.
I think it is going to be a nice little area. Sitting at the East of the house. My favourite direction. At my Park West home, my study table facing East. In Office, my iMac facing East too. So, I am going to have a small study area and reading corner that I am going to spent most of my time there.
From the second floor looking down. Perfect. That will be the TV console area.
The owner of the place was a Spanish who imports and do tiles. Those tiles you see are big and brought in by him from Spain.
The Spanish Tiles. Renovation notes, do you remove these? they looks expensive..
What I like is the high ceiling. And may be can install fan.
The high ceiling.
Let’s take a look at what you can see from the living room drop down window.
This is the Front door and dining area. Kitchen thru that door.
The kitchen area not excitingly big. But good enough to do cooking.
It is South Facing. My direction. For a metal dog.
When you just come in from the main door, you see these cupboards at the Xuan Guan. And are shoe storage area.
The main floor is 1,700 sqft. And the roof terrace is 1,300 sqft.
They build a small room at the roof terrace. It is like an attic. And the sitting area at the roof top. With proper canvas to block sun and rain.
Wow. Great Views. JB over there.
The room at the Roof Terrace also at the East of the location. Another place we going to spent time together here.
The roof view.
The view of the roof terrace plus the view of the surrounding.
Can see JB. and next time, I can take a lot of astro photographs.
Can see Bukit Timah.
The only block view. You can see the Neighbour block.
Some more fantastic view.
Swimming Pool view.
The door on the roof terrace. What is behind?
More storage place, I guess. And the access to roof top common area.
The basin for BBQ on the roof terrace.
The stairs back to the main floor.
The rubbish shute. So, need to figure out how to “get rid of it”.
Nice view. One last look before going back to the main floor.
A long corridor to the room. This is good, means, the rooms, the resting place is far away from the living room. The noisy area. hahaha
Hmmm… I think this room is not so nice. Because it’s door facing the corridor. It is also facing West. My worst direction.
A west facing room. Actually good for my Wife. Hahaha. She is a west facing person.
The toilet at the Junior Master Room.
This is the master bed room. Windows Facing North.
Not fantastically big. But good enough.
Quite a nice big toilet. In the Master Bedroom.
There is this smaller room. Owner make it into a place to keep their cloths.
The third room, looks much bigger. So, this can be the kids room.
Shared toilet for the smaller room and the 3rd room.
Now, let’s look at outside. Exercise area.
Club and Gym.
Kids were very happy!
The google map location
From near by. It is in the HDB neighbourhood. With MRT within 3-5min walk.
Oh ya, the owner is a Spanish, and in his long long name, there is a word “Jesus” .. hahaha… his name has a Jesus name in there. So, I can now tell people, I took over a home from Mr. Jesus.
The condo map.
The floor plan of main floor.
The roof terrace floor plan.
I got to thank all the luck was given to me. Got my place Enbloc. And earn a new place. An upgrade. And hopefully this place can hang around for another 20 years.
Next is to design it and renovate it to benefit every one in the home.