We live in an age of nuclear families when having any more than three children is greeted by amazement. As such, multi-generational homes are the exception rather than the norm. So when Tony Heneberry of Two’s Company was given the task to renovate a home where four generations lived together, he was faced with the challenge of creating a home where the great-grandmother, grandparents, parents, and their toddler son could live comfortably and would grow with them.
To solve this, he looked towards its surrounding environment and took his design cues from the lush tropical flora to create a magnificent family homestead that would endure for generations to come.
The house in question is a more than 20,000 sq ft bungalow in Bukit Gasing, which the family patriarch bought in the '80s. Over time, the home had gone through several renovations but none of them were cohesive or particularly well thought out.
In fact, when Heneberry came aboard the project, he found the family living in a tiny corner of a large house because it was full of Chinese collectibles and resembled more of a collector’s warehouse than a home.