The homeowner's brief to Ansana was to create a modern habitat that doesn't lose its tropical essence. Ansana proposed that the old two-storey home be gutted out in order to create a stylistic overhaul.
Today, the bungalow's 4,400-square-foot space is inviting, spacious and light-filled. A natural tree trunk serving as a coffee table is the first object that catches the eyes of most guests. A large commissioned artwork by Ansana adds a discerning flourish to the living area. The owners chose to omit a TV in the living area as they wanted guests to enjoy views of the manicured garden.
Even in the dining space, the visual engagement is lush greenery and a long pond teeming with kois. The home's enviable space has to be the eye-catching kitchen counter where its base is made up of innumerable large pebbles. A custom extendable table integrated at the end of the counter can be lengthened to three metres to accommodate up to eight persons.
But what is the home's piece de resistance? It is clearly the master bedroom's 6-metre high ceiling with exposed timber beams to create a resort look. This sleeping sanctuary is a picture of serenity with stylish touches such as the bed's laminate headboard shaped to look like a woven structure. Its ensuite master bathroom offers double-leaf doors emblazoned with canes while stone sinks play up the owner's love for natural elements.
Walk up to the sprawling attic and you'll be amazed by its proportions! Its exposed beams and 8-metre laminate bookshelf are just some of the numerous features that make this work-and-play area so engaging for the family. And if the occupants want a breath of fresh air, they can step into their modern tropical garden cum patio area replete with stone tiles, rattan décor and outdoor furniture set in a well-manicured landscape.