Who lives here: A young couple, both professionals and upwardly mobile
Location: City fringe
Size: 1,324 square feet (123 square metres)
Project duration: about 4 months
The wall running from the main entrance to the outdoor deck shows the ‘growth’. They opted to keep the expanse of un-plastered and exposed brick work, painting it in the same shade of white as the rest of the walls, to mark the original hidden void, initial ceiling and expanded height. “In a way, this became a detail or texture with a story to tell,” says Liew.
Another great feature of this apartment is that it is situated on the ground floor of the condo block, giving the feel of living in a ‘landed’ property. It opens out to an outdoor deck, and to the sounds of the surrounding water fountains and view of fellow residents, but remains screened off by the condo gardens.
The pieces chosen for this open-concept space are testament to the owners’ keen eye for design. According to Liew, each piece of furniture that the couple chose come has a story – from the dining table that was picked out from etch&bolts after about a year of searching (the owners were very particular about the texture that they liked), to the dining bench from Foundry which was an extra piece from pews commissioned by a local church. The three-metre round rug is also a bespoke piece, given to them by a friend who runs a carpeting business.
“Entering the kitchen, a sliding door closes into its pocket wall, doubling as a display glass for niched shelves fronting the dry counter,” says Liew.
Next door is the bedroom (not pictured), which was designed to be a simple space for just the bed.
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