This self-contained flat retains its old-school charm while refurbished with modern elements.
The two homeowners of this walk-up apartment were extremely lucky. The unit they purchased had originally been designed by an architecture firm, meaning that there already existed a number of alluring elements within the space they could easily retain—and retain them they did.
Nonetheless, a considerable amount of work still had to be done before the flat could be transformed into the home they always dreamed of. They engaged Edmund Ong, co-founder of Shed Studio, to construct an ideal space that could meet their lifestyle needs.
It was also specified that any new work done to the apartment had to be sensitive to the already existing design, and although this condition came with its own set of challenges, Edmund truly delivered.
Currently working in the public relations and media industries, both homeowners are social creatures who take delight in regularly hosting friends.
This was one of the biggest factors Edmund had taken into consideration when working on the apartment’s common areas.
The dining room ultimately ended up taking centre stage and occupying the main portion of the house, while the living area took a backseat and was shifted to a smaller room instead.
This unconventional layout paid off, resulting in a spacious dining area fit for large groups of guests while the living room is now perfectly snug and cosy.
Other notable changes occurred in both the kitchen and bathroom. Their original designs were a little too rustic for the homeowners’ tastes, so they requested that Edmund switch it up with a more contemporary take.
Various textures were used to modernise these spaces, all while seamlessly blending in with the rest of the home.
This post was adapted from an article originally published in the May 2023 issue of SquareRooms.