The homeowners of this terrace house have an affinity for Scandinavian design, and enlisted M Atelier to design a forever home for their three-generation household.
8 April 2019
Home Type: 5-bedroom terrace house
Floor Area: 3,800sqft
Text by Vanitha Pavapathi
To create a bright and airy family home that the homeowners desired, Megan reworked the floor plan to accommodate the dry kitchen right next to the dining area. In fact, the dry kitchen used to be a bedroom. This clever reconfiguration not only opens up the space, it establishes a better spatial flow. Meanwhile, the large timber-framed mirror in the dining area reflects light and creates the illusion of a bigger space.
What was once a yard has now been converted into a wet kitchen. As the floor area is quite small, the dry kitchen sports a predominantly white outlook and is enclosed by glass panels. The latter not only emphasises a visual continuity to the communal spaces, it allows natural light to pass through.
Also located on the same level is the living area that dons a muted palette of grey, punctuated with shades of brown. A cement screed looking TV feature wall is constructed using lamantes on one side of the wall, while a set of three wall lights made of veneer dresses the wall on the opposite side. During the day, the wall lights serve as decor and come nightfall, they cast a soft glow onto the wall.
The homeowners’ two young daughters share a bedroom and it is as functional as it is whimsical. Custom made wall decals, animal motifs and mosquito netting lend an artistic yet fairytale-like ambience to the space. Functionality wise, Megan made sure that the room would be able to grow with the girls by using mostly loose furniture. They can easily add or change anything to their whims and fancies.
Classy and sophisticated, the master bedroom is similar to that of a five-star hotel suite. While the design might not appear to be anything extraordinary, the TV feature wall is designed to hide the adjacent bookshelves that make up a cosy reading nook with a daybed to boot. The most impressive feature though is the dip pool on the balcony, which the homeowners have direct access to.
Though monochromatic, the geometric tiled flooring is a welcomed surprise in the master bathroom. With two people sharing this bathroom, the double sinks are fantastic. The low protruding wall that stretches across the length of the vanity and WC, on the other hand, is designed to serve as a ‘shelf’ for extra storage space or to display plants and decorative objects.
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