In today’s highly competitive home property market, what is valued is a design that differentiates the individual’s living experience, in line with market trends. The Minton behaves as an enclave development that supports the entirety of a modern family’s lifestyle, promoting regular and close interactions between residents as they utilise the comprehensive common facilities and public spaces—zoned to cater to individual needs within a large estate.
The Minton, completed in 2014, comprises ten 15-storey and eight 17-storey apartment blocks, with a total of 1,145 units including 24 units of penthouses. Despite its size, the development is an example of a unique high-rise living concept, built on a creative interpretation of the landscape and the provision of differentiated amenities. All blocks are oriented in the north-south direction in three linear rows, ample spaces maintained between the blocks. The design takes full advantage of the site topography in the use of open spaces and landscaping to create distinctively different experiences, facilitated by bridges and sky terraces connecting the blocks. Two of the three sky terraces accommodate spa facilities for residents, while the third, and 80m-long timber bridge, serves as a landscaped deck connected to a bridge that links the different levels in this development. The introduction of sky greenery breaks down the large building massing and creates visual and spatial relief for the surroundings and residents of The Minton. Cascading water features have been created from the existing 6m difference in topography levels, with an Amazonian lily pond and scattered pavilions creating a realm of peaceful greenery.
The greenery is also extended to the basement car parks in the form of open-to-sky landscape decks, offering a well-ventilated car parking environment as well as a naturally lit and green setting in an otherwise ‘back-of-house’ context.
Unlike older developments, The Minton provides not just the basic amenities but a much wider range that is set attractively within a cleverly designed landscape. The design reflects the increasingly sophisticated demands of the modern homeowner and markets a lifestyle package for the whole family.
It boasts one of the largest clubhouses in Singapore. Beyond the amenities commonly found in condominiums, The Minton has dedicated rooms for activities like yoga, billiards, table soccer, karaoke, piano and table tennis. Further commercial facilities are housed in the clubhouse’s annexe building, including childcare and retail facilities. Other recreational and sports facilities, including lap and heated pools, hydro-massage pavilions, ‘onsen’ spas and an 82-seat library, are strategically placed around the entire development. Set within an exclusive and private living environment, this extensive provision is made possible by the critical mass of households in this large estate. The Minton is located within walking distance to MRT stations and accessible via major expressways.
Featuring clean lines, the development cuts a modern and elegant silhouette. The use of a spandrel glass façade, featuring bay windows and balconies, add rhythm and a sense of playfulness while breaking down the scale of a long façade. The extensive use of glass panels on the elevations adds class and elegance to this suburban development.