House Tour: Narooma Road bungalows with a view of former Command House
When property developer Nasrat Muzayyin of Lighthouse Developments saw that the over 15,000 sq ft of land on Narooma Road was put up on the market, he saw its potential and quickly snapped it up. Not only is the site within 2km of renowned schools such as Raffles Girls’ School and Nanyang Primary School; is just 1km from Singapore Botanic Gardens; and a five-minute drive to the Pan Island Expressway.
“Most of the bedrooms in this area are not so high, so the Narooma ones have a better vantage view,” says Shiou Hee. Indeed, potential homeowners get that unblocked view even without having to get out of bed.
For Nasrat, it was the chance to peep at the former Command House and its vast grounds that determined the value and design of a trio of five-bedroom bungalows at Narooma Road. Having worked together before, Ko Shiou Hee, director of K2LD Architects, was a natural choice of partner for the project. “It is not everyday that you get such a great view of a national monument, and we wanted to highlight that,” says Shiou Hee.
The layout of the three houses, ranging from 8072 sq ft to 8581 sq ft, are largely similar, except for one that has a master suite on the second floor, and smaller bedrooms in the attic. This particular house has already been sold. For the two houses which have master suites in the attics, there are smaller bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms that look over the former Command House. Inspired by the pale bricks used in the Neues Museum in Berlin, the Narooma bungalows boast exposed greyish-brown brick walls, instead of a typical whitewashed facade.
Photos by Yen Meng Jiin.
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