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A view towards the dining room buffet counter with integral mini bar. A circular domed ceiling opening above the dining table is without the expected chandelier. Instead, a contemporary solution is utilized with low voltage pin spots directed at each place setting, (on dimmer controls) for bright light at breakfast, and soft illumination during evening. Exotic timber door panels and cabinet fronts help to integrate the owners collection of rare antiques without an overly heavy (dated) look.


An apartment at Regency Park, Singapore

This 2,800 sq.ft. 3 bedroom apartment had minor alterations to living spaces, but a major re-working of the bedrooms and baths.

 An open master bath is created behind the headboard, with a dressing area / his & hers wardrobes to the right, made possible by shifting the existing wall shared with the second bedroom. Shower and toilet cubicles are constructed of shattered laminated glass. A large marble vanity counter and double French doors face onto the home office (formerly the third bedroom) These French doors mask the toilet and long bath from view when open. Cladding this bath with mirror panels gives the illusion of added space, as the view is reflected well into the room.

Integration of the owners existing collection of rare antiques, and over scale transitional-American furnishings were a programmatic priority. Detailed trim moldings are limited to exotic flame-cut Mahogany paneled doors and cabinet fronts. New architraves take simplified contemporary forms, spray painted in semi gloss paint matching the wall color. Wall-to-ceiling intersections have the existing cove moldings removed, pushing the space towards a contemporary expression.

Kitchen and maids quarters are left un renovated.

Project Team:
Andrew Jones, Ed Poole, Wong Kim Mei

Photography : Poole Associates

Owners identity withheld at request

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