House Tour: This two-storey corner terrace house in Telok Kurau welcomes refreshing new additions into its old structure

Breathing new life into an old structure is challenging, but not impossible. When homeowners James Tan and his wife acquired this two-storey corner terrace house in Telok Kurau, instead of tearing down the structure, they decided to preserve the 30-year-old building and work on additions and alteration works to enhance the architecture and its functionality.

The couple engaged architect William Ng and Kho Keguang of Studio Wills + Architects, and their brief was to have a three-bedroom house with a sheltered car porch, a pared-down facade, as well as an additional level for a subtly unusual element.