This spacious 5,500-square-foot, two-storey bungalow with attic and basement is a comforting retreat for an expatriate family. The home is accessible via the main door on the road level and one ascends an intriguing staircase where its custom-made handrail consists of protruding stone slabs, only to be greeted by a patio decked up in chengai wood and lush greenery.
The spacious living room offers two red swivel armchairs that add colour to the neutral palette. Guests will notice two artificial walls: one is an actual wall while its twin provides visual symmetry to showcase the B&O sound system.
An inviting lap pool runs the length of the home where the family indulges in swimming. At the furthest end of the room is the dining area contrasted by a striking backdrop where an outdoor feature wall showcasing undulating tiles can be appreciated through a glass wall. A white custom-made console holding a table lamp – one on each side of the glass wall – adds poetic balance to this charming space. To create a spacious barbeque area and an outdoor lounge area linked to a dry kitchen involved a much-needed layout change proposed by Ansana.
The final result is a seamless zone offering a stylish island counter with splash back made of Ceasarstone and commodious storage to hide culinary gizmos. The master bedroom's mesmerising 3D laminate headboard is a beautiful contrast to the connecting lounge area which is cosy and relaxing. A wine fridge is located on every level of this home to facilitate the owner's love for wine. To enjoy unblocked views of the surrounding neighbourhood, guests ascend the stairs to the roof terrace, walk through the entertaining room and step out to a balcony sporting a frameless glass edge.
This modern home is stylish about its aesthetics and respects the family's need for entertaining often. The owners are also glad that Ansana took into consideration the spatial need for family planning without sacrificing on comfort.