$280,000 to transform 4-bedroom condo into timeless abode

PHOTO: Home & Decor

WHO: A couple in their 40s and 50s, and four pet rabbits

HOME: Four-bedroom condominium near Holland Road

SIZE: 3,500sqf

Chic contemporary aesthetics and simple material finishes form a bright and airy abode with a timeless design.

"White walls with no wallcoverings, and a simple and timeless design" was the brief given by Dr David Wong and Melissa Lim to their interior designer, Zack Lim of Lush Interior Design.

4-bedroom condo transforms into timeless abode

  • The spacious home features separate wet and dry kitchens, with the latter having a large customized island counter with an integrated dining table. Clown Nose vases by Foundry.
  • A platform seamlessly links the living area with the expansive balcony.
  • The theme and colour palette are kept consistent in the wet kitchen, with white subway tiles and woodgrain laminate.
  • Low-slung furniture - a large L-shaped sofa and nesting coffee tables - were chosen for the living area, which looks out to greenery.
  • Done up with a stone water feature, green wall, and stylish outdoor furniture, the balcony has a sheltered area where the homeowners can relax in comfort.
  • Compressed wood chipboard panels installed over the bed in the master bedroom make for an unexpectedly interesting feature.
  • The monochromatic scheme in the bathroom, featuring stone-look tiles, is accented with wood tones in the built-in structures for a touch of warmth.

Having acquired a spacious apartment that comes with the a 1,400sqf balcony, the homeowners wanted the focal point of the home to be the beautiful vista around the expansive outdoor terrace.

But while it seems like a straightforward job, Zack spent a great deal of time conceptualising the modern and minimalist-inspired design.

Through a renovation that cost $280,000, he incorporated sleek, well-crafted and elegantly proportioned features.

Upon stepping into the open-concept living area, a palette of white, grey and wood tones creates a calming vibe, while black is introduced in the form of accent trimmings and furniture pieces, for depth and contrast.

While the walls are kept bare, the one behind the sofa is clad in faux bricks from Hafary for subtle texture.

Through the sliding doors of the living room, a platform leads to the vast balcony, enhanced by a stone water feature designed by Water Concepts, a green wall from Greenology, and comfortable outdoor furniture.

This is the couple's favourite area and they enjoy the space especially in the evenings. Another standout feature is the open integrated dry kitchen and dining area.

Besides providing ample storage space for appliances and crockery, it sports a large customised kitchen island that's the perfect place for Melissa to indulge in her baking hobby.

Its built-in cabinetry, kept consistent with the rest of the home, has a structured and linear design, finished with an elegant woodgrain laminate from EDL.

More interesting and eye-catching surfaces can be found in the private spaces.

The master bedroom's design makes use of a basic material - compressed wood chipboard - to create a unique feature wall above the headboard.

In the bathroom, the walls and floors are decked in luxurious white marble-look tiles, installed in a staggered strip pattern.

WHERE TO GO: Lush Interior Design, TEL: 6256-3133

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