House Tour: Award-winning five-bedroom bungalow that looks like a resort

When you're in the market for a piece of land to build your dream home, there are a few golden rules to follow. The first and most obvious? Location, location, location. Next is the lay of the land. Square and rectangular plots are of course the easiest to build on, while odd-shaped spaces can be tricky but not impossible. But a triangular-shaped plot with lots of potentially wasted space? Big problem.

Not for a Singaporean couple with three school-age children, who picked such a site inspite of the constraints.

Here, a solitary tree in the encased courtyard provides lyricism on the second storey.