A Good Class Bungalow on Old Holland Road offers a glimpse of the lifestyle of the discreetly rich. The property is now on the market. Who are the potential buyers?

SINGAPORE (Mar 26): Located on Old Holland Road and partially hidden from street view is a Good Class Bungalow (GCB) with a neat picket fence. The grand proportions of the house point to a classical design. The decorative frieze running along the border of the porte cochère was inspired by a visit to Mauritius, while the patterned granite flooring at the entrance was inspired by a visit to St Petersburg.

The entrance hall — with its 8m ceiling and painted dome, grand staircase with brass railings, textured walls and arched doorways — reflects a Mediterranean style. The textured walls and painted dome are the work of two British artists, the limestone floor tiles are from Paris and the designer bathroom tiles from Spain.

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