Located above a quaint coffee shop in Bukit Batok, homeowner Candy Chen was apprehensive about its awkward design at first, but decided to look past it and focus on its potential. She had always wanted a walk-up apartment, but it wasn’t easy to find one in a quiet and convenient location like this one.
The 40-year-old unit had four bedrooms, one bathroom and a toilet as well as a narrow service yard. The living and dining areas shared one window that didn’t provide sufficient natural light. The three common rooms with an under-utilised triangular balcony wedged between them, on the other hand, hoarded all the natural light.
And the master bedroom, positioned more like a service bedroom, was tucked away at the end of a long corridor, accessible only from the kitchen – once you got past the toilet and the shower (each housed in a separate, snug space). A narrow service yard capped this corridor.
AT A GLANCE
Type of home: A one-bedroom (formerly four bedroom) walk-up in the Bukit Timah area
Size of home: 1,313 sq ft
Who lives here: A couple in their 30s and their five cats
ID: Uno Interior