Anthony Huang and his partner were initially apprehensive about the rather dark interior of the 32-year-old townhouse. The previous three owners had renovated this property several times, so it was somewhat incongruous.
For example, multiple changes obstructed the spatial flow on the first floor. The layout was also less than ideal – a storage room occupied almost half of the dining area, and the master bedroom did not have an en suite bathroom.
Despite its unappealing condition, they knew they’d found their forever home. Anthony, a finance professional, says, “We saw its potential and knew it could become a spacious, light-filled home where we could make many happy memories together.”
Instead of providing a prescriptive brief, they described the look and feel they wanted to Dan Chua, a senior designer at Rubiks Studio: an uncluttered home with clean lines and full of plants so they could host family and friends.
The house is a corner unit in a row of townhouses, with a patio along the side.
AT A GLANCE
Who lives here: A couple in their 40s
Home: A three-storey townhouse at Joo Chiat Place
Size: 2,238 sq ft
ID: Rubiks Studio