Club class

Club class

WOW is an understatement when you step into this apartment in the Marina Bay area. First there's the view - a stunning near 180-degree panoramic view of the city skyline, the bay area (perfect to catch fireworks displays) and of course, Marina Bay Sands.  Then there's the apartment itself, designed to bring new meaning to luxury.

Friends love partying in this gentleman's club-themed home

Then again, owner Roy Teo would know a thing or two about upscale interior design. He is the creative partner of Kri:eit Associates, which specialises in showflats and high-end homes.

Mr Teo says he only bought the apartment when a client took him to see the development.

"Working on showflats and other clients' homes keeps me busy, so I had no intention to buy an apartment for myself and do it up," he says. But he changed his mind when he came upon this unit on the 22nd floor.

"People also talk about a prized view of the city, and when I came here, I knew this would be it - I would buy into this iconic development with a spectacular view," he says.

The apartment is his pied-à-terre, and also an entertainment venue for private cigar and whiskey sessions, cocktail and dinner parties for clients, business associates and friends.

The use of strong lines and classic dark tones of black, brown and grey give the apartment a firm, masculine feel, much like a gentlemen's club.

Mr Teo says that "most interiors tend to have a feminine touch, as the decisions for soft furnishings are often left to the women. But this masculine look was the direction I wanted."

He lets on that had he purchased an adjoining unit, he would have done that in a more feminine style.

Knowing how guests would instantly be wowed by the view, much detail went into the interiors so that they would hold their own. Some interior elements were inspired by surrounding iconic structures.

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