Sentosa island in Singapore has always been synonymous with my childhood with many memories of running around the island and enjoying the attractions which have now long escaped my memory. But in my memory, i’ve always remembered Sentosa island as a green lung away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore city itself. You can imagine my fascination to come across a beautifully renovated home located on this tiny island, now just a stone’s throw from VivoCity (one of Singapore’s premier shopping centres).
This bungalow has been completely built to complement its surroundings and is definitely a unique take on allowing into the home more sunlight and natural breezes into the home. Built with an intricate blending of materials such as light coloured concrete, recycled golden teak and steel has definitely infused a sense of timelessness into this home. Looking at the various teak finished areas in the home is kinda like looking back at old memories which are less detailed as time goes by; but still maintaining its vibrancy when recalled from memory.
I absolutely am just fascinated with how the use of plants and greenery natural to Singapore’s tropical climate and melts seamlessly with the green lung to the rear of the home. If the inside of the home was timeless, the word that best describes the garden is tranquility. The swimming pool at the rear of this bungalow is definitely a nice touch, though i must say having a Frangipani tree planted so close to the water’s edge would not be ideal with the heavy fall of leaves from this particular tree.
With concrete, teak and steel married with the natural garden greenery beyond, i could definitely imagine myself living in this home. The architects at Nicholas Burns have definitely done a spectacular job with the design with this home. And as I leave you guys to quietly go and enjoy the rest of the pictures of this home (yet again!) i would definitely recommend spending some time enjoying the pictures of a home that coolly maintains its serenity as time passes on around it.
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