British billionaire buys S'pore most expensive penthouse valued at over S$100 million

It is the largest non-landed residence in Singapore.

Tanya Ong | July 10, 2019, 01:43 PM

In January this year, it was announced at Dyson would be moving its head office to Singapore.

And more recently, the Straits Times reported that James Dyson, British inventor and founder of Dyson Ltd., has purchased real estate in Singapore.

The property in question? A super penthouse at 3 Wallich Street in Tanjong Pagar.

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According to ST, Dyson and his wife were listed as joint tenants of the property as of June 20, 2019.

Wallich super penthouse

Valued at over S$100 million, the Wallich super penthouse is the most expensive super penthouse in Singapore.

It is a three-story penthouse located on the 62nd to 64th floor of Guoco Tower.

It has a total of five bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom. It also features a private 12-metre pool, a jacuzzi room and a viewing deck.

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Singapore's priciest penthouse listing is asking S$108M (US$78.187M)

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At over 21,000 square feet, it is the largest non-landed residence in Singapore.

Super penthouses for the elite

Super penthouses are at least 10,000 sq feet (about 10 times the size of a four-room HDB flat) and are located in buildings with a height of at least 1,000 feet.

Such properties appeal to ultra-high-net-worth individuals, including CEOs or chairpersons of MNCs who prize “trophy homes” in gateway cities.

According to Business Times, Dyson reportedly paid S$73.8 million for the property.

Other super penthouses in Singapore include the Concourse Skyline at Beach Road, The Marq on Paterson Hill and Reflections at Keppel.

The most expensive super penthouse in the world is the Tour Odeon Sky Penthouse, located in Monaco.

It costs US$335 million (S$453 million) and has remained unsold since it was put on the market in 2016.

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