1953. Freehold mixed development at Tessensohn D8

1953 at Tessensohn is a rare freehold condo/mix development launch in 2019 by renowned developer Oxley Holding. 7 of the commercial shops and 9 of the apartments are housed in the conserved archetypal Singapore shop houses. Another 7 commercial shops, 40 apartments and 9 penthouses are housed together in the new part of the development. 

This is truly first of its kind of development in Singapore. It continues the tradition of the Singapore shophouse archetype with its commercial shops on the ground floor and living spaces above.

The ground level is set back from the road, with an overhanging veranda supported by columns on the front, which creates a distinctive five-footway design. 

1953 Retail Space

Oxley Group has had a excellent track records in Singapore. Their diverse portfolio includes some of the recent launches which were very well received , i.e, Affinity @ Serangoon, Riverfront Residences, Mayfair Gardens, Mayfair Modern and Kent Ridge Hill Residences.


Shaped by the rich heritage of the renowned Balestier, 1953 stands beautifully with a conserved facade to add on to a new legacy.

At the street of old-world charm, 1953 brings forth a new world of eclectic fronting and lifestyle. This perfect weave between heritage and modernity serves a reminiscence to those who understand the beauty of balestier and its thick history.

1953 transformation


1953 location map

Strategically located between 2 MRT stations 1953 is only a 5-minutes walk to Boon Keng MRT or a 6-minutes walk to Farrer Park MRT. 

Less than 10 minutes stroll leads you to City Square Mall where anchor tenants like NTUC, Decathlon, Don Don Donki, Starbucks, Uniqlo & Daiso are.

1953 is a mere 1-minute drive to Central Expressway (CTE), leading you to Orchard in less than 6 minutes or Marina Bay Sands in less than 8 minutes.

Surrounded by multiple international F&B establishments.



3 Mins Drive

  • Kallang Riverside

8 Mins Drive

  • Spore Sports Hub 
  • Esplanade Theatres On The Bay

13 Mins Drive

  • Gardens By The Bay

5 Mins Walk

  • Boon Keng MRT

6 Mins Walk

  • Farrer Park MRT

3 Mins Drive

  • CTE & PIE

9 Mins Walk

  • Rangoon Road Food Street
  • City Square Mall

11 Mins Walk

  • Mustafa Centre

2 Mins Drive

  • Balestier Food Street
  • Shaw Plaza

3 MRT Stops

  • Orchard Shopping Belt

8 Mins Drive

  • Paya Lebar Central

5 MRT Stops/9 Mins Drive

  • Central Business District
EDUCATION Within 1km

9 Mins Walk

  • Hong Wen School

2 Mins Drive

  • Farrer Park Primary School
Within 2km

2 Mins Drive

  • Bendemeer Primary School

5 Mins Drive

  • Saint Joseph’s Institution Junior
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)

8 Mins Walk

  • Connexion

3 Mins Drive 

  • Novena Health City


Project Name:1953 @ Tessensohn
Developer:Oxley Holdings
Tenure:Freehold (Estate In Fee Simple)
Address:1 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217701
Units Mix:1 Bedroom

2 Bedroom

3 Bedroom

Total Units:58 Exclusive Units
No. of Blocks/Levels:1 Blocks, 6 Storey Residential

14 Commercial Strata Units

7 Conserved Shophouses

Car Park Lots:Approximately TBA Car Park lots
Expected TOP Date:31 December 2023
Site Area:17,938 sqft
Architect:Park + Associates Architect




1953 Sales Gallery Pegu road

*Note that sales gallery is not on actual site and is located at PEGU Road. Contact Us if you need more information.