House Tour: Five-room HDB apartment in Punggol with lots of stone finishes

Having built a career out of supplying natural stone slabs to architects and designers here, homeowner Francis Tay decided to turn his love for the material into the highlight of his new home.

Arabescato, statuario, serpeggiante. These complex Italian terms are the names of some of the sumptuous types of marble that feature in this HDB home in Punggol. These upmarket stone slabs, usually reserved for use in the developments of high-end commercial and residential projects because of their cost, have become the centre of attraction in this beautiful home belonging to Francis Tay. As the owner of Stile Boutique, Francis has rare access to some of the best marble slabs in the industry, some of which have ended up in this resale flat.