When Cheryl Tan and her fiancé Philip Tai first laid eyes on this 50-something-year-old walk-up apartment on Joo Chiat Road, they didn’t see its run-down state, dark corners and peeling paint.
Instead, the couple saw a home that was in the location they wanted, which met their budget, and more importantly, had “the potential to do so much with the space compared to a conventional apartment”, says Mr Tai, who is in banking.
They had visited about 15 walk-up apartments in their search by the time they saw and fell in love with this one, thanks to its unique layout.
AT A GLANCE
Home: Walk-up apartment in Joo Chiat
Size: 1,300 sq ft
Who lives here: A couple with their two dachshunds
ID: Open Studio