One of Singapore’s first heritage towns, Joo Chiat has long been celebrated for its old-world charm and historic architecture. An enclave of famous eateries, eclectic boutiques and colourful rows of traditional Peranakan shophouses, this neighbourhood is, for many visitors, a case of love at first sight. So it was for London-born CHLOÉ BATTESON one sunny afternoon in November 2018. On the hunt for a pretty postcode, Chloé had arranged a viewing at one of these very shophouses in the hope of finding a new home. As she arrived and peered through a dusky blue gate, awaiting the agent’s arrival, her mind was already made up. She knew right then that she had found “the one”. We dropped in for a peek ourselves, to find out how Chloé has made it a home away from home. Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey here. Originally from London, I moved to Singapore with my job five years ago with London real estate agent Johns&Co. This has been my first stint living abroad – it’s been wonderful and certainly won’t be my last! Property and design is something that I’m truly passionate about and enjoy putting into practice inmy own space. I’ve recently taken this a step further and amnow studying Interior Design. The dream is to one day design for bars and restaurants.

A green thumb meets vintage flair in this Everitt Road retreat.




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