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Ong & Ong Inserts Gorgeous Modernity into Old Singapore

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As always, Ong & Ong strike a lush balance between a controlled natural world and a contemporary aesthetic, here in a renovation of a traditional house.
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No attempt is made at kow towing to the traditions of the Singapore terrace house facade.

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Just open the old front doors and wham. A museum-like entry. Continue through, past the stairs…

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…now you see beyond the pool, the dining room.

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This means the kitchen and dining room can only be reached via the outdoor walkway by the pool.

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So the rather ascetic aluminum clad kitchen is sited outdoors – which is only possible in a tropical climate.

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A clever thing about it is that the dining table sacrifices none of the elegance of a real dining table, yet beneath it is the oven, the microwave and the bar fridge.

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At the front of the house, above the entry hall, modern life begins right behind the old facade windows.

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In this upstairs reading room, the residents clearly enjoy curling up with a good book.

An intriguing touch: they have all been re-bound in white in-house.

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The all-white books keep the view from the bedroom serene and un-distracting.

Behind the private upstairs sitting room, the bedroom is open to the front of the old house.

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Between the bedroom and the bathroom, the spiral stair comes up.

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Upstairs, in front of the spiral staircase, the sculptural shape of the bath is given star treatment. Each view of this house is a delight.

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The shape of the spiral staircase impinges a little on the interior of the bathroom.

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The tranquil view from the upstairs bathroom uses the air void created above the pool as a long view to greenery on the roof above the new kitchen.

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The result is a glamourous space that meets the client’s desire for a light-filled space in place of the poky and dark original terrace house.

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