Loft in space
added (less views but more privacy). The three-month renovation went smoothly, thanks to the owners’ invaluable industry knowledge and networks and Mr Tang’s assured touch.
“We spent months of effort in planning and design, getting it right in the first place, so pretty much everything went to plan,” Mr Chee said.
Today, the space is a stylish contemporary house, rather than a single person’s loft.
“Almost the entire inside has a new layout which is more functional and has given us privacy while keeping an open feel. That’s why we used sliding doors for most of the rooms,” Mr Chee said. “We’ve created a flow from the entry right through to the living area and courtyard at the back. The space we have now suits us very well.”
The two could not be happier with their home and its location.
“We hardly cook, except when we’re entertaining, because we’re so close to Victoria St’s cheap eats,” Mr Chee said. “We’re close to the city and other key areas. It’s great being so close to Dame Nellie Melba Memorial Park. Every morning, I wake up to the sound of birds chirping.”