This rare corner conservation HDB flat in Tiong Bahru features clever spatial strategy and playfully eclectic furnishing inspired by mid-century modern aesthetics.

“It is extremely rare to find a corner unit flat for sale in Tiong Bahru. The nice ones are either for rental only or occupied by owners,” shares Balazs Molnar.

The Hungarian expat and his Taiwanese wife Cynthia Wei, who is a Singaporean PR, knew this well, having lived in a rental unit near the Tiong Bahru Market for two years since moving to Singapore eight years ago.

They had been looking to buy their own home in the area for a year before finding a gem – a sun-drenched, 1,195-sq-ft, three-bedroom corner unit in Yong Siak Street, right at the heart of the historic neighbourhood.