The Chic Home

5-room HDB is home for family of 3, an office and a place for learning

To match the plywood carpentry in the apartment, beige tiles were chosen for the bathroom. Storage under the built-in platform bed helps keep the bedroom clutter-free. A mix of cement, unstained plywood and stainless steel (left) gives an edgy vibe t
A mix of cement, unstained plywood and stainless steel gives an edgy vibe to the apartment, which boasts an open concept (above) that can accommodate the family of three and up to eight guests.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN
To match the plywood carpentry in the apartment, beige tiles were chosen for the bathroom. Storage under the built-in platform bed helps keep the bedroom clutter-free. A mix of cement, unstained plywood and stainless steel (left) gives an edgy vibe t
A mix of cement, unstained plywood and stainless steel (above) gives an edgy vibe to the apartment, which boasts an open concept that can accommodate the family of three and up to eight guests.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN
Storage under the built-in platform bed helps keep the bedroom clutter-free.
Storage under the built-in platform bed helps keep the bedroom clutter-free.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN
To match the plywood carpentry in the apartment, beige tiles were chosen for the bathroom.
To match the plywood carpentry in the apartment, beige tiles were chosen for the bathroom.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN

This five-room HDB flat is not only home to a family of three, but also an office and a place for learning and counselling

After spending six years in Austria as missionaries, Mr Keh Chew and his wife Dorothy were looking to build a home in Singapore.

The home they envisioned, says Mrs Chew, had to be functional and not too extravagant.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2019, with the headline 'Home, work, play'. Print Edition | Subscribe