This unit in question is a 1432sqft, 4-bedroom (Type D2).
The other thing we like about the common bathroom is a "feature wall" made from ceramic tiles with a "wood-like" look/feel to it.
The 2 common bedrooms are almost square-shaped and seem quite good size - the absence of bay windows may be a contributing factor. The bedrooms come with small timber-strip flooring, unlike Tree House where you only get laminate floors.
In case you are wondering what a 4-bedder in Foresque will cost you, here are prices for both a mid and high-floor units
• #06-10 (1432sqft, Type D2): $1,484,000 or $1,036psf
• #21-10 (1432sqft, Type D2): $1,656,500 or $1,156psf
We were told that for a limited period, developer is providing "stamp duty rebate" as incentive to buyers - this rebate will be given upon TOP of the project.
What we like:
• The layout of the blocks are designed to maximum the number of units with unblocked view.
• NO bay windows or planters for all unit types. This makes the apartments feel "bigger" than originally perceived. The 3- and 4-bedroom showflats are surprisingly spacious compared to the actual size.
• The quality of furnishing and fittings are definitely better than what we have seen in Tree House.
• Primary school wise, there are two within 1-km of Foresque: CHIJ Our Lady Queen (for girls) and Bukit Panjang Primary (co-ed)
What we dislike:
• Location - this is the main issue we have with Foresque, which is located almost in the middle of nowhere. The nearest amenities are those found around the Zhenghua HDB estate, which is probably a good 15 minutes' walk away. The Pending LRT station is at least a 10 minutes' walk, while you will need transportation to get to the nearest MRT Station (i.e. the upcoming Hillview Station, scheduled to be completed in 2015). The wife and I were told that a shutter-bus service to Hillview MRT Station will be provided to residents for the first year. However, we reckon that you are probably stuffed if you do not own a vehicle.
• There is no "wow" factor in the facility offerings in Foresque, which definitely pale in comparison to Tree House.
Our Verdict: At over $1000psf (which is a new price benchmark for 99-year projects in D23), the wife and I certainly expected more from Foresque Residences. Although the interior quality of the apartments are apparently better than Tree House, Foresque is still way too expensive if you take into account the project overall and especially the locale. Buyers of Tree House during its initial launch at average price of $830psf back in April of last year must be mighty proud of themselves now...