This unique ground floor apartment is nestled within the famous Art Deco neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru Estate, just around the corner of beloved local and established eateries and Tiong Bahru Market. This architectonic jewel will dazzle you with its perfect blend of heritage, industrial chic and green oasis.
Ceilings up to 5m high give the guest and living rooms an impression of grandeur with a lofty, airy feel. The guest area is separable by folding and turning panels made of steel and wood, creating a flexible room: available when required and part of the living area when not.
The area connecting the guest room with the living room is dominated by the typical airwell found in Tiong Bahru Estate houses. Covered by a transparent ceiling, this defining feature brings in natural light and can be used for many purposes such as a shrine, a planter or an architectural frame for artwork.
The living room is generous, its exposed original brick walls revealing the historic structures of the building. Electric wiring is laid using visible metal piping, a nod to the industrial chic which is part of the design language of the apartment. A large French door made of steel and glass provides easy access to the adjacent atrium and allows plenty of natural light to enter the room.
The innovative design of the floors emphasises the concept of the apartment throughout. The use of different materials (solid wood parquet, tiling and solid stone gravel) provides structure and character. The design language of the apartment translates into a walk around Tiong Bahru Estate with its open architecture of alleys, shophouses and living quarters, seamlessly crossing interior and exterior spaces. The rooms are connected with ‚feature bands‘ laid out in stone gravel – a unique interior design approach which gives this apartment its stunning yet cosy appearance.
Crossing the living room leads to a stunning atrium with a lush vertical garden, its variety of plants stretching up to the retractable glass ceiling. This is a truly amazing personal oasis to recharge after a busy day, a perfect place to relax and entertain. The glass ceiling can be opened to let in fresh air, yet provides sufficient privacy from prying eyes. The garden harbours a myriad of live plants which are nurtured by an automated watering system – a beautiful, private nature retreat with minimal maintenance effort.
The open plan kitchen features high-end appliances such as a Bosch oven/steamer/microwave unit, Bosch dishwasher, Siemens Washer/dryer, and an innovative Bora hob including a Teppanyaki grill plate. The stylish Art Deco fridge in fire red complements this perfect workplace for chefs and foodies.
Tucked away from the living room area is the spacious master bedroom with built-in storage room and plenty of daylight. Its cosy layout is complemented with a backdoor, functioning as a large window with a special, 100% noise-cancelling door frame and glazing, as well as a glass ceiling strip, allowing natural light to float the room during the day.
The garden extends seamlessly into the master bathroom to inspire a rainforest shower experience, creating the feeling of a luxurious Bali Villa getaway. The Axor Raindance shower head with three different shower modes, the stunning Starck glass faucets and the Geberit Shower Toilets complete this amazing home spa to be enjoyed every day. The guest bathroom is equally equipped, leaving guests and visitors marvelling again and again.
Apartment Facts & Figures
• Leasehold 99 years, 45 years 10 month remaining (as at March 2020)
• URA conservation status since 2003
• Fully restored in 2016/2017 with URA & HDB approvals
• Design in cooperation with renowned Design Studio asolidplan (https://asolidplan.sg)
• Size: 1260 sqf based on title. (Actual size is 1400 sqft)
• Ground floor, easily accessible, no stairs
• Large living room (approx. 650 sqf)
• Private indoor atrium with beautiful self-sustaining garden and retractable glass roof
• Two spacious bedrooms (approx. 180 sqf each)
• Two fully furnished bathrooms: Hansgrohe Axor faucets, basins and Raindance shower heads, Geberit shower toilets
• Fully furnished kitchen: Bosch oven/steamer/microwave unit, Bosch dishwasher, Bora hob with integrated steam extractor and Teppanyaki plate, Siemens washer and dryer
• Two storage rooms
• Flooring: solid wood parquet, real terracotta tiling, real ceramics tiling, real gravel stone
• Top-of-the-line Daikin Envi A/C (4 units) with Wifi control, 3 Haiku Fans with Wifi control
Hassle-free connectivity to all of Singapore via Tiong Bahru, Outram Park and (upcoming) Havelock MRT stations; all within a short walking distance
Bus station within two minutes walking distance EasilyreachablebycarviaCTE
Popular neighbourhood with many local and international eateries, boutiques, shops and cafes, attracting locals, expats and visitors alike
Recognised as one of Singapore’s most important heritage areas with architectural, cultural and historic significance