Shophouses: Why You Should Try Living In One

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Shophouses Singapore

A refreshing breather from the skyscraper-dominated cityscape, shophouses in Singapore dot the island with cheerful pops of colour and art, reminders of Singapore’s asiatic roots.

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Typically found in a set of narrow buildings clustered along streets, these terraced homes are a work of architectural ingenuity, filled with intricate carvings and latticed windows that give them a signature aesthetic. Reflecting Singapore’s rich heritage, the architecture plays with Malay fretwork, Peranakan tiling, Corinthian pilasters and Art Deco façades.

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You can explore the interior of shophouses as they used to look in their heyday; The electric blue Baba House,  Lorong Bachok and the Dong Ya Shophouses have been preserved in their entirety, and are open to visitors.

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More commonly, shophouses have been converted into contemporary homes, businesses and hotels across Tanjong Pagar, Clarke Quay and Chinatown. They’re highly coveted pieces of land that carry a premium price for their cultural value and prime locations.

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Fuelled by the desire to give COVE’s community with the opportunity to experience living inside a piece history, we refurbished some of the most beautiful shophouses to open them to the public.

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To experience COVE’s take on a traditional shophouse, book a visit with us and check out these beautiful homes at Emerald Hill or Joo Chiat

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