Let’s cut straight to the chase. Jervois Mansion is truly a breath of fresh air in the generally conventional Singapore property market. As a real property geek, I’ve been to my fair share of new launch projects, but it’s not often that you get to meet the brains behind a project (more common, I guess, for boutique developments). But I found it fascinating to understand just how much thought has gone on behind the scenes to create a development – especially the commitment to ensure that it isn’t just about looking good, but how do you create something sustainable in the long term as well.

It is a labour of love by the 2 Executive Directors, Arthur and Chye Huat, both of whom hold PhDs – from the Architectural Association School of Architecture and Stanford University respectively. In particular, Arthur is a trained architect who held senior positions at Capitaland including being its Deputy Chief Real Estate Officer, Chief Development Planning Officer