Loft in space

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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.”

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