House Tour: Jaclynn Seah's "Wanderland"

By Jerni Camposano / Cromly | October 18, 2018 3:04 PM SGT
Photos by CH Thyng
For any jetsetter, one of the most difficult parts of travelling is coming home. No matter where you go, you will never run out of things to see and do.
This might not be the case for Singaporean travel blogger Jaclynn Seah. Even when she spends all her free time flying overseas when she can, she still looks forward to coming back to her Serangoon family home, a three-storey semi-detached where she lives with her mother, sisters, and their families.
The family moved to this house in 1997. It was then a one-storey house with three bedrooms. Last year, they had the home rebuilt to make space for the expanding family. “I like this neighbourhood because it's quiet. It's not the most accessible but it's peaceful and quiet,” says Jaclynn.
Greeting guests upon entering this contemporary home is the front porch, which the family members use to entertain visitors most of the time. "It's quite an open area. When we have friends over, that's where people gather naturally, so we spend a lot of time here."
The interiors of this home were mostly designed by Jaclynn's mum, with the consultation of an architectural firm for the house renovation. “My mum didn’t want anything too fancy. She just wanted it to be airy and open, because the previous house didn’t have very good airflow. She also wanted something simple that would be able to accommodate the mix of furnishings our family has collected, from traditional teak furniture that’s as old as I am, to my mother’s collection of Chinese paintings.”