SINGAPORE – Nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Happy Estate in Thomson View is a two-storey semi-detached (semi-D) made by famous architect Rene Tan, co-founder of RT+Q Architects. The home is presently on the marketplace for $4.48 million or $1,165 psf.
Having a built-up region of 3,300 sq feet, the semi-D sits elevated land and contains five bedrooms including a master bedroom with en suite plus a helper’s space, an elongated backyard, and a koi pond.
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The proprietor, who declined to be named, had bought the home in 2006 for $1.6 million or $416 is predicated on its territory region of 3,842 sq ft.
To make more liveable space, Tan had suggested the owner to tear down the initial construction and construct a new property. On the other hand, the proprietor’s kids were toddlers in the moment, so he chose to keep the majority of the first arrangement to make sure a fantastic percentage of outdoor room for the kids to play .
“At the moment, there was a great deal of room for us. The initial structure such as the parquet floors was and is, in very excellent shape and we didn’t want it to go to waste,” the proprietor stocks.
Keeping this in mind, Tan set out to expand the dining and living room by eliminating a wall which divided the 2 spaces. In addition, he re-oriented the design of the kitchen, helper’s space and storeroom on the ground floor to make a bigger kitchen and helper’s room. The kitchen opens into the yard where the operator’s kids used to play if they were younger. The backyard was likewise extended to adapt a laundry space. Sightings of tropical birds in the green lung can also be common. To make the most of the, Tan hacked a wall in the living area and place wood folding doors at its location to evoke a tropical sense.
He highlights:”The wood is a significant characteristic of the home. It is the exact same wood for the windows and doors. It’s a component we see less and less these days”
After residing in the home for over 12 decades, the owner is selling the house as his kids are now teenagers. “They want their own rooms so we’re searching for a new location with indoor area,” says the proprietor.
At first, the proprietor had considered focusing on another renovation of the home. On the other hand, the very first renovation in 2006 took approximately eight weeks and cost approximately $500,000. “We did consider renovating, but it might entail a significant overhaul. And it is a complete waste as it’s a wonderful home and it’s still in good shape, so we’d rather give this place up to someone who can appreciate its own design,” explains the operator.
Kent Tan, managing director of Home Guru, who’s marketing the home, says he’s received many enquiries from interested purchasers since the land can be found inside the 1km radius of CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School.
Bishan MRT Station that runs on the North-South Line and Circle Line is also a brief bus journey away.
With these conveniences in your mind, the owner shows he is now on the lookout for a bigger property in the exact same estate or at the Upper Thomson Road and Bishan region.