Simplicity meets style – MET Interior

In this charming ground floor walk-up apartment, MET Interior harmonises nostalgic elements with simplicity and openness, creating an inviting space perfect for gatherings.

  • Simplicity meets style – MET Interior

Text by Stephanie Peh

Project type: Ground floor walk-up apartment
Floor area: 1,900sqft

To facilitate ample air circulation in the 25-metre-long walk-up, a large hydraulic window has been integrated into the living room, opening up to the adjacent corridor. Outside, a cement screed window ledge seamlessly connects to the counter inside, forming an expansive ‘bar counter’ ideal for enjoying a morning beverage. This overseas-customised window includes a remote-controlled privacy screen.

Enthusiasts of the open road, the adventurous homeowners share a passion for motorcycles and globe-trotting. The house, with its exposed brick walls and stripped down aesthetic, aptly showcases their vibrant personalities, complemented by exquisite art pieces and unique furniture collected during their travels around the world.

Maximising natural lighting, MET Interior installed low-e glass roofs along the airwell, offering the homeowners therapeutic views of the sky. The living room and hallway seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor spaces, fostering a connection with the natural elements. Additionally, the original 1950 red clay brick walls of the house were preserved.

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Given the homeowners’ love for hosting, the dining area was designed for gatherings. An extendable table, surrounded by teal dining chairs that add a vibrant touch, can comfortably seat up to ten guests. The space is elegantly illuminated by two iconic Louis Poulsen PH5 pendant lamps. To cleverly delineate the open dining area, a section of the brick walls was painted white.

The master bedroom was intentionally kept simple to promote rest. Complementing the serene grey shades of the bed, carpentry in warm European Cherry wood provides ample storage with floor-to-ceiling construction. Throughout the house, the built-ins are kept minimal with clean lines, adhering to the owners’ preference for uncluttered spaces.

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A powder room was thoughtfully carved out next to the dining area for the convenience of guests. The entire toilet space showcases curved sanitary ware from the Tom Dixon x Vitra collection, which encompasses wall tiles, mirror, sink and even a toilet roll holder.

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A mini study seamlessly extends into the living room through folding glass doors, providing the flexibility to partition the space when needed. Adjacent to the desk is a 1970s Jacob Jensen for Bang & Olufsen hi-fi cabinet from Noden, perfect for enjoying vinyls while working and adding a mid-century modern charm to the space.

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“The homeowners are huge fans of style that is rooted in functionality and simplicity,” says Young Tay, Senior Design Consultant at MET Interior, and this sums up the design approach that was taken for this walk-up. Since there is no allocated storeroom, the designers also integrated a stretch of cabinetry clad in Panaplast laminates, providing the couple with a discreet storage solution to hide clutter.

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