The traditional street façade of the double-fronted home was kept intact and a two-story extension was added to the rear connecting the existing garden with the interior in a seamless fashion.
The extensive use of glass doors for the new addition means that the parents can always keep an eye on the kids from almost every room in the house and even when they are out on the deck.
The focal point of the house is most obviously the pool area and the outdoor lounge that comes with a dedicated kitchen barbeque zone and an Asian-style pergola that keeps the sun away on hot sultry days. The entire space is designed to create a ‘holiday resort’ vibe and the vivacious color of the pool tiles definitely accentuates this appeal.
The light well and the courtyard not only bring in natural light and an air of freshness they give this private residence in Singapore a chance to connect with the outdoors. This offers a relaxing little sanctuary that keeps away prying eyes in a setting where space and privacy are a luxury.
A wonderful outdoor sitting area and barbecue zone are sheltered by a simple pergola while the smart and restrained use of windows creates that elusive balance between privacy and connectivity with the outdoors. Décor in the living area kitchen and bedrooms is kept minimal and understated to ensure that the neutral color palette is left undisturbed.
In the last few years architects and smart interior designers have completely altered the idea of home design and the current trends are dominated by houses that bring the outdoors inside. This is precisely the path that the lovely in takes as its fabulous multi-level garden becomes the one defining feature of the lavish family residence.
On the inside the living room also adds to this natural vibe with a lush green living wall and water feature that steal the spotlight. A blend of deliberately contrasting volumes textures and finishes adds to this look of ‘curated chaos’ that every level of the house exudes.