Kilburn Estate Good Class Bungalow GCB Review, District 21, Singapore

Kilburn Estate was likely named after an area in London within the Borough of Camden although the one here does not actually contain any road bearing such a name. Instead, Yarwood Ave forms the bulk of this GCBA with Wilmonar Ave and Denham Close being the minor roads. It is bounded by Dunearn Road and the landed estates of Hua Guan Ave and Jln Wajek, the latter of which is adjacent to the Rail Corridor.

The closest MRT is King Albert Park, with Link896 (formerly the Sime Darby Centre) and Esso being recognisable spots at the start of Yarwood Ave. The GCBs are about 200m away from Dunearn Rd, providing a more peaceful environment for residents. It’s a rather leafy estate, especially when you get to the cul-de-sacs and has a number of sizeable black and white bungalows.

For example, 27 and 29 Yarwood Ave make up almost 82,000 sqft of land. For those interested in purchasing a unit here, 23 Yarwood with an even more massive 69,000 sqft of land is on the market for about $90m. The seller is reportedly serial property investor Raymond Ng, who is also the CEO of listed company Envirohub so I am curious as to why he might not have considered redeveloping this plot of land himself.

There have been quite a number of transactions this year for a relatively small GCBA. In recent news, 34 year old crypto billionaire Zhu Su purchased a 31,862 sqft home in their 3 year old child’s name at $48.8m ($1,532psf) in Dec 2021. What a crazy world we live in today… (July 2022 Update: Zhu Su is selling his Yarwood GCB following the bankruptcy of his firm Three Arrows Capital)

Other transactions include:
Aug’21 – $23.2m ($1503psf) – 15,422 sqft
Apr’21 – $23.1m ($1,221psf) – 18,911 sqft
Jan’21 – $19.8m ($1,225psf) – 16,163 sqft


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