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

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    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.

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    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.
    The living room's circular chandelier, made of mild steel and crystals, takes inspiration from the Singapore Flyer, while in the dining area, a two-tiered crystal chandelier is inspired by the 73-storey Swissotel The Stamford.

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    Then there's the apartment itself, designed to bring new meaning to luxury.

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    The gentlemen's club theme extends into a bedroom, now a private theatrette fitted out with wood-panelled walls and Fendi furniture.

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    The bathrooms have their own wow value. In one of them, black and white Italian Bisazza glass mosaic tiles are laid out in a pattern resembling zebra stripes.

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    "Can you believe this is the only wardrobe space that was given," asks Mr Teo, of the tiny area. He pushes a side door to reveal a walk-in wardrobe, originally an adjacent bedroom.

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    The apartment serves not as an entertainment venue but also as a showcase for the company.

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    And with a home this stunning, it is no surprise that he has received offers from interested buyers.

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    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.

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    As the apartment is the venue for many parties, the kitchen is, naturally, the main focus. The kitchen is enclosed by glass, so as not to scrimp on the view.

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    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.

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    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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    For the master bathroom, Mr Teo picked amber onyx for the vanity top and a side wall, and paired that with mirrors all around. "The glow from the onyx makes the bathroom feel like a limestone cavern," says Mr Teo.

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    Strategically placed mirrors on a wall not only make the 2,500 sq ft apartment look bigger than it is, but also give guests a 270-degree view of the Marina Bay area from the living room.

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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