When JP and Daniel clapped eyes on the pre-war apartment in Tiong Bahru, it was love at first sight. They visited it almost every day before they moved in. “I would come in here and just sit and visualise the place,” laughs JP, a 37-year-old financial planner.
Today, the walk-up is home to him, partner Daniel, their 13-year-old chihuahua Clover and JP’s parents. And, much like the hip bars in the neighbourhood, it is a dimly-lit, welcoming place that’s a blend of industrial edge and vintage speakeasy, with nods to their Singaporean heritage. A tricky mix for sure but they pulled it off beautifully, thanks to working closely with Desmond Chew and Serene Tan of Three-D Conceptwerke.
AT A GLANCE
Who lives here: A family of four and a chihuahua
Type of home: Pre-war walk-up apartment
Size of home: 1,700 sq ft
ID: Three-D Conceptwerke