Rare chance to stay in truly outstanding 4-5 bedroom 400 sqm + Colonial Black and white house in Singapore 7 mins drive from Orchard Road shopping and 15 mins drive to Raffles Hotel on Beach road, 20 mins to new Marina Bay Sands.
This house is currently part of a historical tour of Black and white houses in Singapore where tourists or members from the American and British and Australian associations visit the house and Clare's artists studio.
The house is one of only 500 black and white houses left in Singapore, real wood flooring, oozes historic colonial charm, high ceilings and ceiling fans throughout. Aircon in bedrooms . The house used to be home for many years to The Stage Arts Club actors and performers venue where it was hired from the government at a peppercorn rent and was set up by a group of army wives.
Decorated with mix of quality asian and contemporary furniture and original art throughout.
Separate kitchen to main house and artists studio and housekeepers quarters
Covered outside deck area with barbeque for eating as well as indoor formal dining room
Gated property with large driveway, garden and trampoline with safety net for children.
Huge living room and separate tv room
1 Master bedroom with four poster bed, en suite bath and US Size massage table. (masseurs can be arranged)
2 interconnecting further double bedrooms with shared en suite bathroom. The 2 bedrooms are currently used as 1 bedroom and 1 playroom for our children, we have 2 double beds and 1 single in these which can be reconfigured to your needs
one smaller bedroom with toddler bed ( or cot which we have in storerage) and own bathroom - we also have 2 highchairs, changing table and baby bath.
One separate tv room /bedroom with comfortable bed settee, this has its own door downstairs and separate from main house. ( no bathroom )
Further guest bathroom off tv room
Property is all on one level except the tv room with double bed settee which is downstairs and separate to main house, this does not have its own bathroom but when we have guests we give them the spare bathroom off the living room inside main house as their sole bathroom and a key to the front door !
All our bathrooms are large with showers ( not bath tubs) which is common in Singapore.
From our garden can be seen kingfishers cheeky macaques, occasional shy monitor lizard and occasionally drongo birds.
The kitchen is separate to the main house next to covered deck outside eating area
Maid services / Gardener and Babysitting
Our housekeeperr lives with us in her own quarters in separate part of the house. During house swaps we offer cleaning service in the house during your stay and full clean on checkout including changing of all bedding and towels .
We would prefer a reciprocal arrangement if possible.
Our lovely housekeeper Riza can also assist you with any general enquiries, how to get where and transport and show you how everything works in the house which is a great asset when house swapping. She will always be on hand for advice.
Our helper is there to also look after our 3 cats Errol and Abby and Sydney. Errol lives outside, Abby and Syd like company if you like to give it but they are also used to sleeping out on our covered deck area if you are not partial to cats!
Extra help you should require such as laundry ( washing and ironing) - or babysitting can sometimes be provided at an hourly rate.
Riza our lovely housekeeper is a valuable member of our household and we hope our house guests will look after her with kindness and respect as we do.
Occasionally we may travel with her but we can still organise a regular cleaning service for the house exchange period.
Weekly gardening service is also included in the swap, housekeeper will organise access.
Smoking permitted on outside deck or garden only. No smoking within the house please.
The house is 30 mins from Changi airport by taxi.
Our road is a partly private road with mainly black and white houses all surrounded by green leafy gardens , a rare treat in Singapore.
A lush calm oasis on the edge of town, only 1.5 kms to Orchard Road shopping area and less than half a kilometer to Singapores 1st Class Botanic Gardens.
We have a bus stop below the house down some stairs on the main road 2 mins walk away and cab ride can be taken from the house to Orchard road for about $8 singapore dollars. The nearest MRT is Botanic Gardens
Close to Restaurants cafes museums shopping, arts and culture , 20 mins to Sentosa beaches, Marina Bay Sands hotel and The Singapore River and all Singapore has to offer
A house with real historic character and WOW factor ! Full of books, art, TV,DVD
2 adult and 2 child bikes
An ideal location for familys, couples and seniors
Can put you in touch with local tour guides we know if you are interested
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