This ground-floor apartment unit is tucked away in a very private corner of the development, surrounded by lush greenery. Despite being almost 40 years old and in its original state, the discerning owners recognised that it has “really good bones” and knew they could not do too much to it for the sake of having something new.
The expat couple in their 50s, who work in finance and technology, decided to engage an architect for their renovation project instead of an interior designer on the advice of a friend. They ultimately decided on L Architects, who designed their colleague’s ground-floor apartment at River Valley, which Home & Decor featured in the January 2022 issue.
The team at L Architects, comprising registered architect Lim Shing Hui and architectural assistant Tse Lee Shing, were on the same page as the homeowners when it came to not obsessing over what walls to hack, finishes to replace and furniture to fit in.
“We made a conscious effort to design this home with the spirit of the place in mind. I’m not just referring to the interior of the house and its immediate surroundings, but also to the picturesque, tree-lined street that leads to the condominium,” says Shing Hui.
AT A GLANCE
Home: A three-bedroom condominium apartment at Arcadia Road
SIze: 3,735 sq ft
Who lives here: A couple, their two children and two dogs
ID: L Architects