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wendily86

A New Beginning At Treelodge@punggol

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Hi,

I am not aware of how much knowledge you have of the penthouse units in TL, but they are certainly unlike those thousands u can find in other mature estates.

The penthouse units in TL have horizontal RC trellis forming the "roof", making them somewhat open through-to-sky kind. In case you do not know, the photo below can give you an inkling of the unit.

When it rains, the whole open-terrace will be wet rendering it useless. Unlike the thousands of units u had mentioned earlier, besides the vertical plane from which rain can enter, the penthouse unit owners will also need to take care of the openings at the top.

Oh I see, I didn't know about the trellis. Thanks for the pic. Interesting that HDB designed the terraces that way.

I don't agree that wet = rendered useless tho, it's just part of the design. Just need to get some outdoor furniture with big umbrella for alfresco dining (I'm guessing HDB won't allow the roof to be covered). That's what my friends with open (condo) terraces do. I guess from what you have written so far that you don't like the open terrace design very much, but so long as Wendi n family is happy staying there, that's all that matters right? Besides Bishan's famous sky terraces are open to the sky too and their resale prices are astronomical. I'm guessing that in time to come, Wendi will be able to make a nice profit on their 1st home. It's a penthouse loft apartment wor... how many people can/will be able to stay in a penthouse loft apartment in their lifetime?

 

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Oh I see, I didn't know about the trellis. Thanks for the pic. Interesting that HDB designed the terraces that way.

I don't agree that wet = rendered useless tho, it's just part of the design. Just need to get some outdoor furniture with big umbrella for alfresco dining (I'm guessing HDB won't allow the roof to be covered). That's what my friends with open (condo) terraces do. I guess from what you have written so far that you don't like the open terrace design very much, but so long as Wendi n family is happy staying there, that's all that matters right? Besides Bishan's famous sky terraces are open to the sky too and their resale prices are astronomical. I'm guessing that in time to come, Wendi will be able to make a nice profit on their 1st home. It's a penthouse loft apartment wor... how many people can/will be able to stay in a penthouse loft apartment in their lifetime?

yup.. i oso dun agree wet = useless. i totally love her loft unit. mayb she can do a retractable shelter for the open roof? dunoe if it can be done thou. but 1 bad ting abt open terrace is hav to clean the area well esp after rain. everytime the rain ended, my open terrace is extremely dirty. if dun clean in time, there will be stain n these stains very hard to clear off.

im lookin fwd to her hse reno pics.. sure turn out very nice :)

 

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My open balcony is nowhere near as exposed but still dust tends to build up and rain tends to make it clump together into dark stains on the flooring and parapet. It requires additional maintenance, which is probably why some EM owners end up fully enclosing their balcony. I'm sure when it comes time to paint the balcony I will have a "good" time as well.

From the sounds of it, binka is probably also one of the lucky loft unit owners who can relate firsthand the pros and cons of such units.

 

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Sorry for the lack of updates and replies! :sport-smiley-018:

Anyway, finally bought a few things for our place! Not alot though (bf is a very fussy shopper 8|, so our progress has been really slow)...

panasonic washing machine NA-148VG3 front loading

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Cornell Rice Cooker RCG28 ($10 PWP at Megatex!)

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Coffee Table

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Sharp AQUOS 40" 3D LED TV

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Long footstool

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Now having a headache with the fridge selection. Sofa and lightings are next up on my list (though you can see the things we bought aint really priority-driven. Pretty much controlled by fate. Haha..)

 

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My open balcony is nowhere near as exposed but still dust tends to build up and rain tends to make it clump together into dark stains on the flooring and parapet. It requires additional maintenance, which is probably why some EM owners end up fully enclosing their balcony. I'm sure when it comes time to paint the balcony I will have a "good" time as well.

From the sounds of it, binka is probably also one of the lucky loft unit owners who can relate firsthand the pros and cons of such units.

From the pic, looks like binka stays one or 2 floors below a loft unit. Maybe binka can let us know?

I guess my stone looking grey outdoor tiles helps to camou dust. I don't have an issue with the balcony being exposed to the elements.

 

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Haha..yup i also believe binka is the proud owner of a loft unit in treelodge. And having stayed there longer than mine, she'll def know much more abt the pros and cons than me. But i think expectations are different. Maybe i'm someone who is very particularly abt cleanliness, so i'll appreciate a place where i dont have to bother too much abt cleanliness and have bbqs w my frens.

Anw yup heard from neighbours that the tiles are extremely difficult to clean and there are lots of stains. In relation to that, actually we are planning to do a wooden deck over e tiles. =)

Having said that, i think it's a personal choice whether one wants to stay in a loft, pent house, soho etc. No matter what type of home u choose there are bound to have pros and cons. So since we have decided to choose this unit, why not think of how we can make use of this space positively instead of lamenting on the shortcomings of the unit? I think this is not being an ostrich but rather, trying to look forward. That's my $0.02. :)

Maria: i like the machine! It's v quiet and the clothes came out relatively dry and less crumPled. Love the eco friendly function where it take long but saves more water (as claimed by e manufacturer)

Rocksteady: it was a display set sold at 699 and we bargained it too 600 as it was xmas season. Haha..bought it at aero furnishing on lvl 5 of parkway parade. :)

 

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Maybe they are broke after buying the flat, saving up for reno and waiting for auspicious date to start reno?

If I were them, I would visit my unit every other day too! :)

Aren't u the proud owner of the loft unit ... How come become so humble...:)

 

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This is a really beautiful unit. Congrats! I did not even know HDB build lofts these days. I am however, still dreaming of getting an EM. There is so much potential in what one can do.

Hope everything goes well for the renovation. :sport-smiley-018:

 

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wow... I love the lay-out. :sport-smiley-004:

especially the huge opening.

I think for the living room, both side of window, I will build a single track climbing wall ; p :sport-smiley-003: :sport-smiley-003:

The MBR really/totally/100% privacy lor. :dribble: :dribble:

Can't wait to see more pix.

 

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Hi People, like many others, I have been a lurker in RT for quite some time. Read through most of the T-blog (actually most of the time just looking at the pictures), and drooled over most of them. :dribble: I will be joining in the adventure and hoping to learn more tips in the process!

My bf and I tried for the sale of balance flats 2011 and in the end managed to grab the only loft unit left in Treelodge@Punggol. I saw a few RT forumers who are also from Treelodge and I have to say they made up their homes really well! :good: As the house itself is really costly and I have only been working for a short time (suicidal, yeah), the theme we are going for is minimalist. I believe a minimalist home can also be nice! hehe, so stay tune!

Let's start off with my floorplan

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We managed to sneak a peek through the doors when the HDB contractors did not lock it after they were done...

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Loving the high windows!

Will post more pictures when I have the time!

Actually Me and my wife is aiming for this unit, it from last Nov sale of balance flat right. But come to out turn, the unit aready taken, so I guess you got the unit. I happy for you. Hope more photo of your loft house...:-)

 

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