A monochromatic colour palette and striking design features make this terraced property stand out.
Located at the heart of Ang Mo Kio, this spacious terraced house was the perfect pick for its family of five. All they needed was to get the house in tip-top shape, and they knew just who they wanted to engage for the renovation. Led by Veronica Laborte and Project Manager Lucas Lau, the design team at Richfield Integrated happily took on the job. “They’re a simple family who wanted to enjoy the peaceful neighbourhood,” the team shares. “They prioritised punctual completion and trusted our professionalism in delivering the home on time.”
While the homeowners didn’t have many requirements for the 2,800 sq ft property, they hoped for a home that could look opulent and striking without letting the cost climb too high. “The budget was a big factor,” the team muses. “We had to make sure that the design and materials look grand without exceeding the budget.”
The home’s overarching style certainly helped to make the family’s dreams come true. Characterised by muted monochromatic tones and straight lines, the modern-contemporary interior looks inherently luxurious and sophisticated, the decor kept to a minimum. Warm accents in the form of parquet flooring and bronze pops of colour keep the space welcoming without reducing its suave appeal.
The living area is a testament to this balance of tones, clad in marble-look laminates and chic furnishings alongside a rust-coloured leather couch. But the most striking aspect of this room is its sheer height; the high ceiling drives the property’s grand footprint home and allows for unusual design features to take centre stage, such as the imposing indoor windows on the second floor. “This is an important feature since it’s the first view that greets you when you enter the house,” the designers explain. To further emphasise the windows, the team added a number of wall-mounted lights, which not only illuminate the area but also introduce an intriguing play between light and shadow.
The back-end of the living area, on the other hand, is marked by a large staircase that adds to the magnificence of the overall space. “The staircase was originally fitted out with an outdated wooden railing that had never been changed before,” the team shares. “We changed it to a black metal railing to tie the overall design scheme together.” The staircase leads up to the second-floor study, positioned right behind the indoor windows. This gives the room a wide view of the entrance and living area and allows plenty of light to stream through, making it a particularly bright and airy space to work.
Other rooms of the house are similarly endowed with sunshine and fresh air. The master bedroom even boasts its own indoor balcony, bordered by a full-height window with a view of the front garden. It’s the most overtly cosy space in the house, the bedroom’s parquet flooring adding a significantly warm touch to the surroundings. No wonder that it’s the homeowners’ new favourite room; with the renovation all done, they can now enjoy peaceful moments in the comfort of their own private quarters.
This post was adapted from an article originally published in the February 2021 issue of SquareRooms.