House Tour: Adult brothers adapt childhood semi-detached home in Loyang for larger family

After moving into a flat in their late teens, the Tan brothers, who are now both in their forties, decided to move back into the semi-detached house that they grew up in as children. The tight-knit brothers wanted to continue living together even after the elder brother got married. “We wanted to still live together, but there wasn’t enough room in the flat,” says the elder brother.

Architect Foo Yong Kai, who runs his eponymous firm, designed the new home, which looks like a single house on the outside, but in fact is two houses, one for each brother.

The living, dining and family rooms where the family gather have wide, expansive glass doors that slide and fold open to embrace the landscape.