3 Generations in 1 terrace house

By Jamie Nonis / EdgeProp | September 23, 2017 2:00 PM SGT
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An “unusually big” corner terrace allowed homeowner Ben Goh to extend his house sideways and add on a full-sized bedroom for his parents, as well as a small study for his dad on the first level of the double-storey unit.
“At 3,800 sq ft of land, it’s almost the size of a semi-detached and it’s odd-shaped, not a traditional rectangular plot so I had a lot of space at the side of the house,” says Ben, a 48-year-old medical doctor in a government hospital.
His parents, both in their 70s, are “still fairly healthy and independent but I don't think they like climbing up and down,” observes the eldest of two siblings and only son.
The extension also multiplied the number of rooms on the second storey from three to five.
“I knocked down one wall between the two smaller rooms in the front and made it into my master bedroom. Two extra bedrooms for the kids were created as a result of the extension, and I have a little man cave at the back,” shares Ben.
The family of seven moved into the Kembangan property in 2010 following a renovation that cost “probably half a million”. His kids are...