Sitting on the slope of Mount Serapong, the Sentosa Cove House enjoys unimpeded views of the sea with the Serapong golf course in the foreground. The house is laid out in a linear configuration with the long side running parallel to the sea. A tall slate feature wall perpendicular to the main façade anchors a floating staircase at the east corner.
In order to maximise the panoramic views, the house is ordered into four long horizontal stackable layers with all the major rooms lined up facing east. In what Louis Kahn had famously referred to as the ‘served and servant spaces’, the rooms are clearly organised on plan with spaces such as the corridors, vertical staircases, bathrooms and back-of-house areas located along a spine tucked against the sloping terrain while the feature rooms such as the living quarters and bedrooms enjoy views overlooking the private pool, golf course and the sea beyond.
The approach to the house from the rear opens out to a dramatic elevated view over the verdant surroundings when inside. Living quarters flow seamlessly into shaded exterior verandas creating a visual and physical extension of the interior space into the outdoors. The master bedroom and other bedrooms on the top storey have access to the roof terrace. A quiet place to come to at the end of the day, the roof terrace is the best place to view the sparkling lights of the Keppel Harbour in the distance.