This three-storey bungalow in Setia Eco Park, covering a built-up area of 6,000sq ft, presents a square form of room arrangement. Home to a family of five, it comes with a residential lift for extra convenience. For the homeowner, who is in the pharmaceutical industry, the focus is on creating a spacious modern, tropical ambience.
"The homeowner wanted a suitable modern design reflecting a spacious, clean environment," says Anne Ang of D&B Reka, the interior design firm for this project. "He loves travelling, so we incorporated into the design a selection of paintings and artefacts he bought during his journeys."
As you enter from the main door, a strategically positioned marble feature wall greets you at the foyer. The wall's other side becomes the TV console for the living hall.
Stepping into the living hall, you'll feel the spaciousness of a vast rectangular space. The spacious feeling extends all the way through the dining hall and dry kitchen. Camouflaged doors hidden behind wall panels subtly boost the clean, seamless setting.
Wall panels of exotic natural veneer in ebony colour with vertical lines are interspersed with visually compatible bronze mirrors. "This wall has secret doors leading to the guest room, powder room, and store room," clarifies Benjamin Wong, a partner of Ang's.
Glass walls and doors facing the garden have alternate coverings of timber blinds and sheer fabric befitting a modern tropical home setting. Ang says, "These window treatments allow sunlight in the daytime with a breezy feel."