EXPAT HOMES: A family cluster in Bukit Timah

By Jamie Nonis / EdgeProp SG | June 26, 2018 5:00 PM SGT
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The Simpsons decided to settle on Greenwood Mews, a collection of cluster homes in Bukit Timah.
It was a smooth transition from Sydney to Singapore for Aussie forex trader Dave Simpson, who moved here with his New Zealander wife and two young kids in July 2017.
“We had relocation assistance from the bank I work for and the team took care of all the logistics so it was all relatively straightforward,” he recalls.
The couple visited Singapore a month before the big move to search for a place to live as well as new schools for their two boys aged 3 and 6.
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A brand new development, no one else had lived in this house before.
“We looked at condos in Orchard Road and River Valley but I wasn’t too keen on high-rise living with two young kids and a dog. I wanted to try and replicate what we had in Australia; a house with a swimming pool, and also a nice community feel,” says Dave.
The family eventually settled on Greenwood Mews, a collection of cluster homes in Bukit Timah.
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The 4-storey house has five bedrooms plus a study, laundry room, living quarters for the domestic helper, outdoor bathroom and shower, and a rooftop terrace
The 4-storey house has five bedrooms plus a study, laundry room, living quarters for the domestic helper, outdoor bathroom and shower, and a rooftop terrace, all spread across 3,000 sq ft.
“It’s really modern with a nice, tropical feel,” says Dave. “It’s a brand new development so no one else has lived in this house before. Each of the cluster houses is identical and faces the lap pool, which you can access straight from the balcony.”
“We moved all our furniture from Australia here and tried to make it as homely as what we had back home,” he...