When Frank and Jeanne Phuan moved from their terrace house into a bungalow off Holland Road last year, they thought they would be simply moving into a bigger home, with a few extra recreation rooms that would be nice to have, because there is now more space.
Little did they know that the entertainment room, a home gym, and an outdoor terrace would be the most treasured spaces in their residence, especially now that the family, like everyone in Singapore, is hunkering down at home.
During the design stage, their architect Kee Jing Zhi, director of Freight Architects was asked to create several private spaces as well as common areas as part of the brief.
AT A GLANCE
Home: A bungalow off Holland Road
Size: 800 sq m
Who lives here: A couple and their six-year-old son
But now that the Phuans, together with his mother and their six-year-old son, have to spend all their time together, they can do that comfortably, while retreating to their respective personal spaces when they want alone time.
Frank is CEO of a clean energy solutions provider, and his wife Jeanne, is GM of a global transport company. Their two-storey, 800 sq m house also has a basement, a mezzanine and an attic.
“It wasn’t intentional, but the spaces that we requested have since become even more appreciated,” says Jeanne.