House Tour: Two-storey bungalow in Bukit Timah with a resort-like ambience

When Lim Hong Lian, founder and senior partner of LTW Designworks, began designing the two-storey bungalow in Bukit Timah which he and his wife Christine Lim now reside in, his brief was clear. Taking inspiration from the site’s natural surroundings of lush greenery and unobstructed views of the Singapore skyline, he created an open-planned “tropical home” where boundaries between the indoors and outdoors are blurred.

The three-storey elevation of the living room and overhanging transparent staircase allow the architectural complexities of the interiors to be visible from the main living areas. Recycled teak wood from old houses in Indonesia is used for the floors and ceilings in the upper levels.

(Photo: Edmon Leong)