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Hai Di Lao Family Owns 2 GCBs On Gallop Road, Comes From All Your Hotpot Money

21 June 2022 | BY

Our Hai Di Lao addiction funded these 2 GCB purchases on Gallop Road.

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There’s no denying our undying love for hotpot, and sitting squarely in first place is none other than Hai Di Lao. With an average bill at HDL totalling $100, it should come as no surprise that the co-founder, Zhang Yong, is next-level ballin’ with a net worth of US$19 billion according to Forbes in late 2021.

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The $42M GCB (left) and the $27M GCB purchased in 2016 (right).
Image adapted from: Google Maps

Before making Singapore home in 2018, Zhang Yong and his family already wasted no time in acquiring a pretty piece of property to call his own: a $27M good class bungalow (GCB) on Gallop Road in 2016. And while that was a modest purchase, in 2021,  his son, Mr Zhang Hanzhi, put in an offer and purchased the GCB next door for $42M.

Here’s what we know about the newest home:

$42M for Good Class Bungalow along Gallop Road

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Known as the winged house, this GCB was designed by the architectural firm K2LD.
Image credit: K2LD

Sitting in a cul-de-sac, the $42M home is the brainchild of architectural firm K2LD Architects and Interiors and is especially noteworthy for its many design accolades. The SIA Architectural Design Award in 2013 for ‘Residential Projects (Individual Houses)’ is one of the many accolades it’s got in the bag. 

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Image credit: K2LD

Termed the “Winged House” for its angular roof “wings”, the home features sweeping open-concept living spaces, walls of glass and clean angular lines. A definitive feature of the home is definitely its seamless use of Burmese teak wood to add depth, warmth and rustic quality to an otherwise modern and monochromatic colour palette.

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Image credit: K2LD

The overall inspiration for the home’s design came from the elevated stilt and thatched roofs of traditional Malay houses. This staggered adaptation allows sunlight to flood the home and promotes good airflow.

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Image credit: K2LD

The low-lying modular furniture in the living room not only makes the room feel cosy but makes the space feel larger than it already is. The floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors also seamlessly meld indoor and outdoor living to make you feel like you’re in a luxury Bali resort.

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Image credit:
K2LD

The angular design of the roof spanning all the way down to the ground also affords certain patios in the home more privacy whilst giving them an unadulterated view of the foliage that surrounds the house.

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Bali villa vibes all around.
Image credit: K2LD

All we can say is that this home is definitely a show-stopper and zen sanctuary in the heart of a busy city.

Hai Di Lao family’s new GCB On Gallop Road

@uchify.sg All the 💸 we spent at HDL went to….. building this $27M origami-looking GCB #realhomes #sgproperty #sgnews #sghome #sghomes #goodclassbungalow #gcb #housetour ♬ ZOOM – Jessi

GCBs are exclusively reserved for the rich and famous in Singapore, and we’d expect the once richest man in Singapore to own at least one of these prime properties. Now that our eyes are green with envy, it’ll probably make us think twice about shelling out so much money for HDL…or not! 

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Cover image adapted from: Google Maps, K2LD

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