Yu Ran and his partner were turning 35 and thinking about buying a home when they hung out at the (now-closed) car park-turned-rooftop bar The Great Escape at Shaw Towers, daydreaming about living in the central area.
“Then we saw this HDB block from that spot,” shares Yu Ran, referring to the block on Bain Street where they live now. “And I said: why don’t we look for a place there?”
They found the three-bedroom unit on Property Guru and viewed the next day. “It was love at first sight,” recalls Yu Ran. “The flat was 40 years old, but it had just one owner, who had kept it in such good condition. We made an offer the following day and got it.”
AT A GLANCE
Who lives here: A couple in their 30s
Home: A 40-year-old HDB flat on Bain Street
Size: 883 sq ft
ID: The Authors
Yu Ran works in the fashion industry and his partner is in public service. Both are design aficionados who knew exactly what they wanted. They hired The Authors to realise their vision. The result is an eclectic home that feels both familiar and fresh.