29 Mar '16, 1pm

#Expats still paying top dollar for historic bungalows @SGPropertyGuru

Black and white bungalows offer a luxurious lifestyle. Sales of black-and-white bungalows, a type of good class bungalow (GCB), are few and far between given their limited number, reported The Wall Street Journal . Designed after the mock-Tudor architectural style, these houses come with whitewashed exteriors that contrast with black-stained timber details. To make them more suitable for the tropics, they feature broad verandas, wide eaves and tall shutters for shade, as well as masonry piers to elevate the structure and alleviate humidity. According to historian and academic Julian Davison, these homes combine the ‘Tudorbethan’ style of Victorian England and the colonial-bungalow style introduced in Singapore by the British Raj in India. These properties are favoured by expatriates due to the luxurious lifestyle they offer and their large area, which start from about 2,00...

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