The sprawling paradise of Singapore’s Sentosa Island is home to renowned resorts, abundant tourist attractions and immaculate properties of which the affluent lay claim. Among the island’s stretch of million-dollar homes stands a 5,800-square-foot residence known as “Fish House,” an opulent abode that boasts panoramic ocean views and a swimming pool in a class of its own.
The home’s owner Stephen Fisher is the founder and head of First Degree Global Asset Management, according to Hedge Funds Club (HFC). Prior to launching his own fund in Singapore, Fisher worked for the well-respected financial holding company JP Morgan, HFC reports. In his interview with HFC, Fisher explains that he made the decision to create his own fund after realizing that the JP Morgan’s immense size would make it difficult for him to “re-engineer the investment process.”
In 2005, Fisher purchased a 7,800-square-foot plot of land for $2.6 million, according to The New York Times. Fisher told the Times that being from Australia made it important for him to find land with an ocean front, which is exactly what he got with his property.
According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), Fisher hired Guz Wilkinson of Guz Architects to design the home. Wilkinson is an architect based in Singapore who has experience designing tropical residences and high-end resorts located in the Maldives.
Wilkinson told SCMP that the goal was “to create a residence with seamless integration of the surrounding nature — water had to play a key role in achieving that. The concept of integration is also implemented in the exterior view by the use of curved roofs, which symbolize the waves of the sea.”
The below video provides an inside look at Fisher’s stunning residence, with particular emphasis on the 10-foot-deep saltwater pool that lazily snakes around the interior and exterior of the home. In the video, Fisher explains that the swimming pool is 21 meters long and includes an infinity edge and modern design that allows the area to feel open and free-flowing.
One of the most talked-about areas of Fisher’s property is the “basement” of the home. Basements normally aren’t the eye-catching centerpieces of a house, but Wilkinson’s one-of-a-kind design of the area has made Fisher’s basement one of the most unique installments throughout the world.
The basement sits underneath a stretch of veranda and touts floor-to-ceiling windows made of 4.5-inch-thick plastic. The windows make up the walls of the room and look out into the surrounding pool, making for an effect that is both thrilling and breathtaking. Fisher explains that the fully submerged room can fit up to 40 to 50 people and acts just as an aquarium does, except instead of looking at swimming fish, individuals look at the swimmers in the pool.
The open design of Fisher’s nautical home promotes relaxation and decompression. Though the design of the home may exhibit effortlessness, Fisher spent an exorbitant amount of money and waited a total of three years for the house to be built, according to SCMP. In the video, Fisher explains that the pool area alone is worth $2 million.
Since the house was finished, Fisher has been enjoying the benefits of his hefty investment in the home. He currently lives in the residence with his wife and two children, according to SCMP.