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Typically, intermediate terrace homes have darkish, gloomy interiors as a result of pure gentle is unable to penetrate the home.

But not this three-storey home in Serangoon Garden.

Its house owners, Mr Chris Chen and Ms Hartina Yeo, reside there with their four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son in addition to two aged mother and father.

The couple, who run a business offering academic programmes for small and medium-sized enterprises in Singapore, determined to improve from an residence to a terrace home as a result of they wanted house.

The renovation – a collaboration between design studio Produce Workshop and Ta.le Architects – took 12 months and price $552,500. The household moved in in September 2016.

Their home is welcoming, spacious, brightly lit and stuffed with greenery.

Most of the areas within the terrace home, together with the toilet, get pleasure from pure gentle within the day. PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN

With the assistance of architects and designers from the 2 home-grown corporations, additions and alterations have been made to the present construction of the home to make sure a extra environment friendly use of the house.

Changes have been made to the facade, and the rear and roof of the home have been prolonged. The home has a built-up space of greater than three,240 sq ft.

Careful consideration was taken to design frequent areas, particularly the eating space, which the home house owners positioned within the centre of the home as a gathering house.

The important spatial construction resembles the design of a central courtyard and makes use of a skylight to let in loads of pure gentle to light up the depths of the inside, proper all the way down to the primary flooring.

There have been additionally storage concerns. By concealing a room underneath the staircase on the primary flooring, behind a camouflaged door, they managed to stick to the general aesthetics, whereas maximising space for storing within the home.

A wall-panelling design additionally helps body the kitchen entrance.

Timber is constantly used all through the home, from the carpentry in the lounge to wall panels to the ceiling boards. The pure golden-brown hue of the fabric provides heat whereas creating a comfortable atmosphere.

Other supplies have been additionally chosen for his or her textural high quality.

With the goal of making eye-catching function partitions on two sides of the home, the staff at Produce Workshop determined to put concrete paving bricks in a Flemish sample. These distinction starkly with the polished marble flooring on the primary stage to present the interiors an edgy but modern look.

The remaining result’s a contemporary home infused with pure supplies and greenery, making a welcoming vibe for its residents and visitors.

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• This article first appeared within the November difficulty of Home & Decor, which is revealed by SPH Magazines.

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