Merryn Road 40A, positioned in Singapore was designed by Aamer Architects to be the third in a row of 3 residences all owned by the very same particular person. Two of the residences exactly where constructed over a decade ago and the owner recently bought an adjacent house that he wanted a third house constructed on, a single for him and his wife and one for each of his two young adult sons. This third home would be harmonious with the 1st two, although at the identical time getting totally different. The brief included the inclusion of a garden courtyard and koi pond as well as a swimming pool and lush garden places.
With the courtyard featuring a koi pond a lush garden, and outside lounging location, there was no room for a pool nevertheless, the architects gave the owner a pool with a sweeping rooftop view of the neighbourhood thanks to the 2 storey bungalows that fill the region. The rooftop pool is developed with an end panel of glass overlooking the front yard, and a sunken glass “rug” in the centre of the pool searching down into the house. The front yard is made with lush plantings that flank the driveway and spill onto the glass overhang sheltering the primary entrance although a 3 storey wooden trellis on the side brings the garden up to the pool level.
The driveway is constructed with cobbled bricks whilst the side of the property is rough rock, these two textures are contrasted nicely by the smooth finish of the black powder coated steel and glass overhang that protects the major entrance, as nicely as by the blast of colourful cool blue peeking out from the roof.
While most properties function the entry, Merryn Road 40A chooses rather to play up the surrounding gardens and the roof top pool with the entry fading casually into the facade. If it weren’;t for the glass overhang, the entry would nearly be invisible.
the trellis around the corner from the entry is built with vertical timbers that extend up and more than the pool, making a sheltering arbour impact. Vines wrap and twist around the trellis timbers, generating a vertical garden of geometric interest.
The trellis starts its rise from the private courtyard just outdoors the social zone. Surrounded by other lush plantings, the timbers blend with the thin trunks of the surrounding palms.
From a distance, the trellis emerges from the landscaping and provides some privacy to the rooftop pool.
Even though the trellis brings the vines up and more than the pool deck, the landscaped plantings on the far side of the property rise above and spill more than the edge of the roof as nicely.
With all the vegetation, its almost tough to envision the pool is high above the ground, I say virtually since the view gives the height away, as does the sunken rug window hunting down into the courtyard.
The view from the courtyard up into the pool is an ever altering rippling water and the odd swimmer passing by.
At the back of the pool is a rooftop loved ones area complete with Tv. Behind the household area is a powder room and beside it is a pantry. The rows of vertical steel rods are the balustrade to the spiral staircase that accesses the deck.
The household room actions down from the pool deck for an intimate private setting that absolutely no neighbours overlook.
The powder room has a tiny porthole in the ceiling for a vine to poke by means of.
At night the family members room has a private and spectacular view of the pool, the sky and the neighbourhood itself.
The spiral staircase leads down the side of the home, previous the private volume to the courtyard beneath.
All 3 bedroom suites on the private volume open to a little deck accessed by the spiral staircase. This allows both grown sons as well as the parents to come and go with out interrupting the other folks.
All 3 bedroom suites on the second floor have stroll in closets and private ensuite bathrooms, but neither of the sons bedrooms have a bathroom as spectacular as their parents ensuite. With a double vanity operating along one wall and a walk in shower on the window wall, total with rough stacked stone an and a big boulder for sitting, the area has a comprehensive Zen atmosphere.
With all the lush plantings outside of the window, the owners have complete privacy within their shower.
The bedrooms are connected to the other levels through the spiral staircase and a second inside stairwell.
The inside stairwell is located in between the Master Suite and the other two bedroom suites with a study area connecting the stairwell to spiral staircase deck.
The back of the stairwell wall is 1 side of a hall that connects the study space with the Master Suite.
The spiral staircase leads to an outside lounge area inside the courtyard. The outside lounge area is beside the dining zone.
Folding glass doors open wide to connect the interior and exterior zones for an indoor/outdoor life-style.
When all the doors are open, the connection in between the indoors and outdoors is complete.
A glass overhang shelters the outdoor lounge region.
All the glass doors that open to the courtyard are framed in wood and the effect is one particular of fluid movement that flows harmoniously with the greenery outside.
The dining region is located amongst the kitchen and the living zones and just behind it is a tiny powder room.
The kitchen is a lengthy and narrow efficient design and style that overlooks the spiral staircase. With the fridge and sink situated in the wall of cabinets and the stove positioned in the extended island, the chef can move comfortably inside the working triangle while at the identical time there is a lot of prep space for a helper to pitch in.
The living space can look straight into the dining area via the glass windows on either side of the modest-planted courtyard. Inside the plants is an outside red sculpture. Art is an critical part of the homeowner’;s life and original paintings are hung strategically on walls in such a way as to improve the general verticality of the rooms.
A koi pond was also important to the property owners and the architects developed the courtyard with the koi pond running adjacent to the living space for the full enjoyment of these within.
With the koi pond on two sides of the living room and a planted courtyard on a third, the home owners are in a position to appreciate all of their favourite items whether or not indoors or out and on sunny days with all the windows open, the sounds and smells of the water, vegetation and tiny wildlife fill the air with a serine atmosphere not simply located in an urban environment.
Aside from koi, birds and butterflies are equally at home in the courtyard.
Whilst the property owners and their sons have bedroom suites on the second floor, there is also two bedrooms on the main level.
Aamer Architects created the second level as 3 individual bedroom suites with their personal private entrances.
The rooftop pool has an enclosed loved ones space, powder room and pantry close at hand when its time to dry off, loosen up, eat a few snacks and watch Tv.
Photography by Sanjay Kewlani