Semi-detached house at Thomson View designed by RT+Q for sale at $4.48 mil

The semi-D has views of the Happy Estate at Thomson View (Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/ EdgeProp Singapore)
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Nestled in the quiet neighbourhood of Happy Estate at Thomson View is a two-storey semi-detached (semi-D) designed by renowned architect Rene Tan, co-founder of RT+Q Architects. The house is currently on the market for $4.48 million or $1,165 psf.
With a built-up area of 3,300 sq ft, the semi-D sits on elevated land and has five bedrooms including a master bedroom with en suite and a helper’s room, an extended backyard, and a koi pond.
The owner, who declined to be named, had purchased the house in 2006 for $1.6 million or $416 psf based on its land area of 3,842 sq ft.
“The existing house was fine but it didn’t have enough space for the owner and his growing family,” says Tan, who has known the owner since they were secondary school students in Penang, Malaysia.
The semi-D is landscaped with lush greenery for privacy (Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/ EdgeProp Singapore)
To create more liveable space, Tan had suggested the owner tear down the original structure and build a new house. However, the owner’s children were still toddlers at that time, so he preferred to maintain most of the original structure to ensure a good proportion of outdoor space for the children to play in.
“At that time, there was really a lot of space for us. The original structure including the parquet flooring was, and still is, in very good condition and we did not want it to go to waste,” the owner shares.
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With this in mind, Tan set out to extend the living and dining area by removing a wall that divided the two spaces. He also re-oriented the layout of the kitchen, helper’s room and storeroom on the ground floor to create a larger kitchen and helper’s room. The...