Jansen House New Launch Review: A 999-year Leasehold Condo Within Mixed Landed Residential Enclave


April 26, 2024

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Inspired by the Japanese concept of Ikigai, Jansen House is set to be the latest 999-year leasehold addition to District 19. It is located within a quiet mixed landed residential enclave in between Serangoon and Kovan MRT stations, promising a serene living environment and low-rise landscape, perfect for D19 lovers. 

Standing on a single 5-storey block, Jansen House is an upcoming boutique development with 21 units. The site was awarded to Macly Group after a successful collective sale of the former Jansen Mansions, a 12-unit boutique development, at $19.8 million which translates to a land rate of $863 PSF PPR. 

Its status as a 999-year leasehold development in a predominantly freehold landed enclave made up of older boutique developments makes Jansen House attractive to landed downgraders, right-sizers, as well as investors looking to take advantage of the tenure for capital appreciation and rental play. 

In this article, we will highlight the best features of the development and deep-dive into its future growth potential. If you are in the market for a 999-year or freehold option in District 19, read on to find out more ahead of Jansen House’s showflat preview on 27 April 2024

*At the time of writing, the expected launch date for Jansen House is 4 May 2024.

Project Details

Location Analysis

Jansen House is located along Jansen Road in District 19, within a mixed landed residential enclave that has a few other older boutique 999-year condominium developments. An example of that is Residences @ Jansen, sitting right next to the site of the upcoming Jansen House, which was completed in 2008. 

Because of the location, connectivity to public transportation nodes is not the best, with the nearest Kovan MRT station being a 3-minute drive away and Serangoon MRT station a 6-minute drive away. This means that Jansen House would be more ideal for those who drive and do not rely on public transportation to get around.

For those who drive, there are plenty of amenities in the vicinity reachable within a 10-minute drive. Mega-mall NEX is within a 4-minute drive, and dining options are aplenty with famous hawker centres and cafes such as Chomp Chomp Food Centre, Serangoon Garden Market and Food Centre, and Lola’s Cafe within a 4-minute drive as well. 

Parents with school-going children will have Zhonghua Primary and Peicai Secondary School within 1km, with international schools and tertiary education institutions like Nanyang Junior College under a 10-minute drive away as well.

Site Plan

The site of Jansen House is rectangular in nature, sitting on a small plot of 1541.5 sqm. The developers have maximised the land usage given the plot ratio of 1.4, erecting a single block of 5 storeys, increasing the total number of units to 21 (from Jansen Mansion’s previous 16 units). Units here will have a northwest-southeast facing, fronted by 3-storey terrace houses and a 5-storey apartment building.

The developers have accounted for sufficient setback distance from its surrounding developments, ensuring a level of privacy for the residents. Furthermore, most units will start from the second storey (except for two units), giving residents some elevation in the low-lying residential enclave.

As expected of a boutique development, the facilities are rather limited, with most of the communal ones found at the roof terrace. The developers have opted to put most of the communal facilities, such as the pool and BBQ pit, at the roof terrace to enhance the residents’ experience. 

It will also not come with a gym that is common in condominium developments, which means that residents will have to look for alternatives to maintain an active lifestyle. On the bright side, both Serangoon Sports Centre (stadium and swimming complex) and Anytime Fitness Serangoon Garden are under a 5-minute drive away.   

Unit Distribution

Jansen House will have 2-Bedroom to 4-Bedroom configurations spread across five stacks, with its unit mix focused on bigger unit types. Although there are only three 2-bedders here, you will find that the layouts are optimised for investors making a rental play. 

Floor Plan Analysis

In this section, we showcase our top choice for each available unit type. If you want to explore other floor plans not highlighted here, please contact our sales team directly or through our social media platforms.

*Do take note that at the time of writing, the floor plans available are still in their draft versions and are subject to change. We endeavour to update the floor plans as and when they become finalised. 


As mentioned previously, there are only three 2-Bedroom units in Jansen House. The layout of these units are the same, with the penthouse unit having a ceiling height of 3.6m instead of 2.8m. 

The 2-Bedroom units sport an efficient dumbbell layout with the two bedrooms on opposite ends of the unit, which is advantageous for rental. Each room can be rented out to a separate tenant, and each tenant will have their own bathrooms, offering privacy between the rooms.  

One of the key features in Jansen House is the kitchen-to-balcony concept, which is extremely efficient for hosting gatherings. The kitchen is positioned right next to the dining area and balcony, which is wide enough to fit another dining set. This creates a lot of flexibility in terms of space usage. 


Our pick for the 3-Bedroom type would be Type B1, which is the only 3-Bedroom configuration with a dumbbell layout. The master bedroom is segregated on one end of the unit while the two common bedrooms are tucked on the opposite side. This configuration makes the unit suitable for hybrid investors who want to adopt a part-stay part-rental strategy – by staying in the master bedroom and renting out the other two common rooms. The dumbbell layout would provide privacy between the tenants and the owners. 

The layout also sports a similar kitchen-to-balcony concept, with a bigger balcony than the 2-Bedroom one that can fit a 6-seater dining setup. The master bedroom comes with a dresser and wardrobe partition that mimics a walk-in wardrobe, and the master bathroom comes with an in-built day rack for efficient drying of towels and to hang your clothes when getting ready.  

Another feature that comes with all units in Jansen House is a work-from-home (WFH) provisional space in the living room. This small corner serves as a workstation for days that you work from home, reflecting the developers’ consideration for the buyers in today’s post-pandemic market. 


Oddly, the 4-Bedroom units do not come with dumbbell layouts that are typically more ideal for multi-generational living. All the bedrooms, including the junior master with ensuite bathroom, are tucked on one side of the unit. This is most likely a compromise to still have the kitchen-to-balcony concept that we’ve seen in the previous unit types, which will be difficult to achieve with a dumbbell layout. 

That said, the layout is still pretty squarish and efficient, with a slightly larger living and dining area as well as sizable bedrooms that can fit a queen-sized bed minimally. 

Closing Thoughts

Over the past few years, 999-year leasehold and freehold new launches are rare to come by in District 19, which predominantly sees 99-year leasehold and executive condominium new launches. For those in the market for a legacy or investment product without worrying about lease decay, Jansen House stands out as an attractive option. Especially for landed owners in the area who are exploring options to right-size and retire in the same locale. 

If you are in the market for a new launch project, feel free to reach out to us here. We will be glad to guide you through the process and offer a tailored consultation to help you reach an informed decision.

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