How We Built It (Part 1)

A 12 Month Labour of Love The story behind 73 Eng Watt began in May 2015 when I bought a 1930s conservation status home in Singapore’s oldest neighbourhoods  – Tiong Bahru.  I managed to buy get my hands on a rare find: a ground floor corner unit which is larger than most, with more natural light as it has windows running down the entire length of the house. Only the ground floor units have the most amazing double height ceilings and two separate entrances, a front and a back door. In August 2015, I wrote a Medium post about it! Designing something big I needed an architect/designer and I only had two conditions:  I wanted someone Singaporean and I wanted someone fabulous.  And it was Glen Goei (who has three Tiong Bahru apartments) who suggested that I speak to Vince (who also lives in Tiong Bahru […]