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A house in Singapore inspired by New York memories

A house in Singapore inspired by New York memories

There are three verandahs surrounding the home – the front one is outfitted with a swing and a durian tree taking pride of place in the garden, making it an ideal spot for a morning cuppa. The back verandah exudes a Mediterranean vibe, thanks to strategically planted olive trees. Then there is the basement verandah, which functions as the family’s gathering space and opens out to the swimming pool, which their two young children especially enjoy. She reminisced: “When we were in New York, there were a lot of special memories formed in the house where we had a lot of parties. So, coming back to Singapore, we wanted to recreate that and use this house as the base for great memories.” The family’s transition to Singapore has been even more meaningful because they are now closer to Tay’s parents, who have also moved into the residence. With a touch of humour, Tay quipped: “Grandparents tend to over-love the grandkids by spoiling them. So ever since coming back, my children have found their personal chef …