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Kick back in a home that’s designed to evoke ‘beach resort’ vibes

This lush bungalow is designed to evoke the feeling you get when you step into a resort villa.

Home Type: Bungalow

Floor Area: 8,000 sqft


To create a home that mirrors the properties that make up a resort, Joey Khu ID kept aesthetics pared back, incorporated wooden elements and brought the outdoors in. It’s a deceptively subtle design, but the end result is a home that encourages the same sense of peace and tranquility that you’d expect at a tropical beach villa. The designers envisioned a modern resort home that offers plenty of natural light, cross ventilation and the ability to maximise views of the outdoors.

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This luxurious bungalow has a lap pool that runs just next to the home, and the designers waned to capitalise on this proximity. An efficient and rigorous track system allows the sliding doors to be kept to one side, effectively removing the barrier between indoors and outdoors. Merging these two spaces gives the home a bright and airy feeling that, especially when combined with the lush greenery outside, brings to mind the relaxing nature of villa holidays.

This airy openness carries through into the living, dining and kitchen areas, creating a fluid open-plan design. The kitchen island overlooks the communal spaces, and acts as the proverbial heart of the home. Customised furniture and fittings exude a bespoke flair that elevates the luxe factor in this home.

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One of the spare bedrooms is now a multi-purpose room that can quickly and easily be converted into whatever space the homeowners need at the point in time. When it’s time to get some work done, the customised desk and full-height cabinets create a relaxing space for the homeowner to tackle paper work.

As with the rest of the home, the bedroom is a picture of peace and serenity. The parquet floors set the scene and the designers complemented it with built-in components like the vanity table, nightstands and the bed itself. Wood grains and textures are prominent here, and plays a role in encouraging a laidback atmosphere.



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