Chatsworth Park Good Class Bungalow GCB Review Part 1 – Cable Road, District 10, Singapore

Chatsworth Park is the largest GCBA in Singapore as it encompasses areas from Rochalie Dr and Bishopsgate to Jervois Hill and Mt Echo Park.

In focus here will be Cable Road, which was named aft the Cable & Wireless Company, a British telecom co founded in 1852. Its location is just off Jervois Road and is a street away from Prince Charles Cres, where condos such as The Crest & Principal Garden dominate the skyline.

Cable Rd is perhaps best known for where the Malaysia High Commission is and is regularly packed with Malaysians and Grab cars waiting to pick them up. This is perhaps one of the downsides of staying along Cable Rd.

Beyond that however, you will find that Cable Rd is actually a pretty charming estate, with many beautiful B&W GCBs designed by Swan & Maclaren restored in the hands of private owners. This includes 2 Cable Rd, owned by Ong Kok Thai of luxury furniture store Vanguard Interiors / Proof Living. He also owns that row of ultra prime shophouses beside Centrepoint, which I am sure most of us recognise.

The other prominent owner of B&W GCBs along Cable Rd is SGX-listed Straits Trading Co, who have added extensions to their original B&Ws at 10 & 12 Cable Rd. They also own 6A, 8 and 8A Cable Rd.

Earlier this year, 30 Cable Rd, a 12,980 sqft home was sold for $18.9m ($1,456 psf). In 2016, 16 Cable Rd was sold to Oxley’s Ching Chiat Kwong, a former police officer famous for developing condo shoebox units in Singapore, for $22m while 6B Cable Rd was sold for $31.8m ($1,904 psf) for its 16,701 sqft of land, presumably by Straits Trading in 2014. Their other GCBs are also on the market, with 12 Cable Rd (15,141 sqft) asking for $32.5m ($2,146 psf) for the restored B&W home.


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