Este Villa is a freehold cluster residence that is nestled within a quiet, private residential enclave in the Starlet Hills Estate. Located within close proximity of the development are major roads and expressways, retail and dining amenities, recreational facilities as well as well-known educational institutions, creating a perfect balance between exclusivity and connectivity.
Inspired by nature and its organic forms, Este Villa offers a holistic living experience and interweaves many nature-inspired, unique facilities such as the clubhouse, dining pavilion and hammock court throughout the development, providing residents and guests with the opportunity to immerse themselves in and be one with nature.
The conceptualization of the design theme saw the four elements of nature – fire, earth,
water and air – forming an essential part of the development’s design. The path to Este Villa is lit with symbolic fire, with Flame of the Forest trees (also known as Fire Trees) lining the façade along Nim Road. A tiered water feature with jets greets residents and their guests at the entrance; the water feature seemingly morphs into a welcoming fire at a warm hearth when nighttime arrives. A dining pavilion floats above the water
surface on the upper tier of the water feature.
Alongside the water feature, a meandering path weaves its way from the entrance forecourt
through a tree grove where dappled sunlight filters through. From here, one may head straight on towards the clubhouse and semi-detached cluster or veer off the path towards the bamboo promenade and the main residential clusters that lie beyond.
Recreational and reflective pools also form avenues leading to the residential clusters, where one’s home opens to the water and gives an illusion of a floating home. This is very much reminiscent of traditional water villages, where homes are connected to one another via boardwalks and footbridges. Enhancing this parallel are the timber finishes to the boardwalk along the main circulation spine of Este Villa that separates the eastern and western residential clusters, calling to mind the timber jetty of the traditional water villages while softening the landscape.
The deck spaces by the pool are similarly finished in timber. There are two main lap pools – a 60-metre lap pool located at the residential cluster immediately behind the entrance forecourt and a 30-metre lap pool at the indoor gym.
A lagoon spa sanctuary completes the offering of water-related amenities with integrated spa facilities offering spa beds, spa seats and foot massage jets.
With landscape elements such as trees and shrubs providing shade and improving air quality, as well as water acting as a natural cooling agent, natural ventilation flows throughout the development. One may take a cool, leisurely stroll and depending on the path taken – be it the flower trail, the hedge walk, the bucida grove,
the pebble walk or many other garden spaces – enjoy different experiences of nature and nature’s beauty throughout Este Villa.
The multitudes of garden spaces and the careful integration of the various elements successfully immerse Este Villa in nature and brings a piece of haven into the comfort of one’s home.
Design Firm (Landscape Design) |
ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Consultants Architect | AGA Architects Pte Ltd
C&S Engineer | KTP Consultants Pte Ltd
M&E Engineer | Rankine&Hill (S) Pte Ltd
Photography Credits | Khoo Guo Jie
Text Credits | ONG&ONG Pte Ltd