Stepping into this light-filled home with open spaces and a lofty feel, it is hard to imagine that it used to be dark and oppressive.
The original interior was very compartmentalised, the ceiling was low and the natural light coming in from the small windows was limited.
When the owners purchased this semi-detached unit off Holland Road in 2017, they envisioned a hygge (a Danish catch-all term for all things comfortable and which imparts a sense of cosiness) home for them and their three children.
The wife says: “We wanted an inviting place where we could make memories as a family and entertain our friends.”
The task of transforming the home fell on Mr Hsu Hsia Pin, Ms Eunice Khoo and Mr Amoz Boon from home-grown architectural practice Ehka Studio.
“Our approach embraces the existing structure and exposes it instead of trying to conceal it,” says Mr Hsu, a partner