- Type: Modern Contemporary
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 6
- Size: 4,250 sq. ft.
- Built: 2013
This house sits on high ground, and the rear of the site has wonderful views overlooking the greener and more affluent residential addresses in Singapore. The house is expressed by coupling two forms; a tall and narrow single-room width block housing the master bedroom, study and attic-living and the wider block at the rear accommodating two children bedrooms side by side.
The house deploys a multi-layered façade of operable glass doors and windows, a veil of operable vertical timber louvers punctuated by clear glass bay windows, horizontal aluminium sunscreen and vertically drawn blinds. Different expressions of material and composition but primarily enabling the owners to control the amount of sun screening, breeze, and view.
Semi-detached houses tend to suffer from gloom in the deep central parts of the house. Unlike detached houses, semi-detached homes have only openings on three sides. Careful planning and understand the nature of daylight shifting throughout the day has resulted in daylight and breezes refreshing each corner of the house. Light and air wells are further slotted in-between the party wall and the house. All three levels are connected via a staircase finished in limestone.
The layout on the first storey is simple, comprising the living room, dining, kitchen, guest room and a small children’s pool. On the second storey, a family room and three bedrooms for our client and their two children. The master bedroom has a little study loft above and that is further linked to the attic living and roof terrace. Irrespective of level or location, the casual light that bathes the internal spaces of the house leaves no area undesirable, but it is the casual attic terrace with its ‘million-dollar’ views that is the literal ‘light-house’ showcase of the residence.
- Architect: Wallflower Architecture + Design
- Photography: Marc Tey Photography
- Location: 52 Greenleaf View, Singapore 279291