Bringing the outside in
A modernist gem, this house in the rolling hills of Bukit Timah is all about indoor-outdoor living and the dreamy resort respite.
The best room in a house can be outside. And that emphasis on indoor-outdoor living was instrumental to this home, where decks are installed on the front and back, overlooking a swimming pool and water features. Walkways in limestone outside allow leisurely strolls and spaces to lounge while enjoying a garden view.
Beneath the rolling ceiling in the main living room, glass walls open up to allow easy movement between in and out. The house feels porous in the best way with little separation between inside and out. Still, there’s privacy.
Another living room is inspired by a boat’s interior and feels cosier despite its open-plan layout. Timber cladding that runs from the ceiling to the walls and elevated flooring, identifies spaces for lounging and dining. A stunning wine cellar and Teppanyaki bar are also fitted to keep the space lively, social and entertaining.
The master bedroom upstairs is a step down from the main living room area, lending a cozier and tucked-in feeling. Perhaps the only space in the house that isn’t totally doused in natural light, is tucked away almost like a luxurious hide-out for its deserving occupants.