For over 20 years, home for Paul and Salinah Baragwanath was a black and white house in Malcolm Road surrounded by plenty of greenery.
So when they were designing their current, two-storey home in Bukit Timah, they wanted a house that would blend the indoors and outdoors seamlessly.
To achieve that, their architect worked in glass sliding doors all around.
The living room looks out onto a row of palm trees and a water feature, while the dining area faces a small lawn and outdoor patio.
The sound of water flowing provides a calming ambience.
"With the doors open, we can be inside and outside at once, and movement around the house is more fluid," says Mr Baragwanath, chairman of a shipcare company. "We can fully enjoy the garden this way."
The couple even brought the outdoors into the home by creating a mini garden in their bathroom.
There are plants beside the tub which Mrs Baragwanath frequently uses, giving the area a spa-like feel. "You must have the right atmosphere, when you relax in the tub," she says.
The couple each had their own list of wants for their home.
For Mrs Baragwanath, who is an avid cook, having a dry and wet kitchen is a must.
No expense was spared in the kitchen.