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A penthouse with typography and thoughtful touches

High ceilings have been taken to new heights of chicness by the Poetus team. The designers have not only worked in personalised touches, but have also created unique room configurations that are tailored to their clients’ lifestyles.

Home Type: 3-bedroom penthouse unit

Floor Area: 1,800sqft


Text by Disa Tan

The six-metre-high ceiling in the shared living and dining area maintains a spacious visage, thanks to the minimalistic design treatment of the walls. “We used special effects paint for the walls,” say the designers of its neutral colour palette. To prevent these vertical surfaces from appearing too stark and grey, they flanked one of the walls with solid wood strips arranged in a staggered pattern.

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To maximise the high ceiling in the adult son’s bedroom, the designers conceptualised a loft bed and study. They say: “Once he saw our proposed loft design, he was sold.” Sleek recessed lighting keep the study area at the bottom well-lit while the clear glass panels serve as a counterbalance to the heavy woodgrain accents.

Marked by a life-sized set of Scrabble-inspired letters, the wall of the dining area is now a talking point. These customised solid wood pieces are actually names of the family members and have been artfully put together into a crossword formation. The ‘board’ is made of timber which has been stained black to provide a rich contrast against the letters.

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