The addition of a green facade as part of an A&A project breathes new life into an existing Sentosa Cove home.
After having lived in this two-storey detached home in Sentosa Cove for almost a decade, the homeowner and her grown-up son and daughter felt that it was time for an Addition and Alteration (A&A) so that the home would better suit their needs.
Their brief to architect Lim Shing Hui and senior technical executive Tse Lee Shing from L Architects was to update the facade, add a lift and a family room on the first storey and extend the two bedrooms overlooking the car porch into the existing balcony. In addition to these requirements, the kitchen was an important area because the homeowner frequently cooks for her family and guests.
Besides culinary pursuits, she also enjoys playing the piano, so its placement had to be carefully considered. With these in mind, Shing Hui and Lee Shing reconciled the new requirements with the existing structure whilst abiding by plot ratio guidelines and Gross Floor Area (GFA) restrictions that apply to residential developments on Sentosa Island.