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DCRS-DECORATIONS|March 2020 - Volume 129
Simplicity and understatement in design scores high in visual volume

It is often said that a great project needs a truly great client. This three-storey residential tucked in the leafy hills at Bukit Timah is a case in point.

The space commissioned to Metaphor Studio is home to a professional athlete, his wife who is a horse trainer and three children. All the couple wanted was a home that meets their needs with a resort-like ambience so five people can comfortably inhabit the space without stepping on each other.

At 6 750 square feet of build-up area, the house features five bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, three of which are master suites. At the onset, the house has a long and tall structure. The inside-outside play is more considered than it looks. A challenge was to figure out a way of making the interior feel cosy without losing the sense of fluidity between inside and out.

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