From Straits Times – June 24, 2007
“Good access to schools and eateries
EATING PLACES APLENTY along Greenwood Avenue, which features a stretch of eateries such as Sebastien’s, with terrace houses opposite at Hillcrest Road. — ALPHONSUS CHERN
WITH the Adam Road Food Centre located nearby and the Greenwood Avenue row of eateries, bistros and pubs nestled in the heart of the Watten estate, foodies will never be short of options here.
There also many leading schools within a one-km radius, including National Junior College, Hwa Chong Institution and Nanyang Primary School.
During term time, traffic is predictably high before and after school hours, but the presence of the Adam Road-Farrer Road junction nearby provides easy access to town.
What characterises both the Watten estate and the Duchess Road residential area across the road is the seclusion despite being near busy Bukit Timah Road.
With largely low-rise developments and landed properties, residents can usually expect unblocked views in all directions.
Home to many of Singapore’s wealthy elite, the area also features new developments such as The Tresor, being built at the junction of Duchess Road and Duchess Avenue.
The 999-year development is going for $1,397 per sq ft (psf), based on transactions in the second quarter of this year.
The freehold Casabella tucked into the end of Duchess Avenue recently saw transactions priced at $1,020 psf this year.”