Following a complete transformation by HOFT, this HDB flat is now an elegant home that revolves around a young couple’s love of hosting.
30 September 2021
Home Type: 5-room HDB flat
Floor Area: 1,184sqft
The designers from HOFT have created a spacious and luxurious home for a young couple with no kids, but who loves to host intimate gatherings. The living area showcases an impressive stone-look feature wall, complete with vertical strip detailing, to house a sizeable 82-inch television. At one end, a slim glass panel even offers a teasing view of the kitchen island that lies beyond.
Since the homeowners enjoy having guests over, the dining table has been custom built to host them. “This table is three metres long. The slim tabletop is made of KompacPlus, and it sits on only two uniquely shaped table legs thanks to the hollow metal bars that we incorporated to withstand the load,” says designer Sheldon Soo. The feature wall that backdrops the plush leather sofa cleverly camouflages the original recessed wall, and pendant lights are deliberately hung low to heighten the home’s intimate atmosphere.
The kitchen island is ideal for a few friends to gather around and chat over a glass of wine. A sizeable artwork also elevates this handsome space. But it’s not all beauty. The designer has factored in functionality with ample cabinets to hide away clutter. And against an elegant backsplash, recessed niches (that mirror the living area’s vertical strip detailing) allow the owners to store and display more items.
By merging two rooms, the master bedroom is now enlarged and able to fit a generous wardrobe area. A specially designed curved bedhead was also built to better define the different spatial zones. “This feature segregates the dressing area and bathroom from the place of rest. It also helps to block out the light from these areas, so that the couple can get better sleep,” shares Sheldon.
The master bathroom is a sophisticated space lined in stone-look tiled surfaces. A half height wall was built to accommodate the wall hung WC, as well as the uniquely designed tap and pedestal sink, which the couple had specially sourced for themselves.
The common bathroom features a recessed vanity area that’s made more pronounced thanks to the use of darker tiles. It holds a customised integrated sink made of quartz that’s large and deep enough to ensure a comfortable wash. An arch-shaped mirror serves as a playful foil to the otherwise disciplined lines found in this space.
This article first appeared in Lookbox Living issue 63
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