House Tour: $1million renovation for this impressive three-storey bungalow
This three-storey bungalow has seven bedrooms and a basement! When Terence Neo, design director of Eightytwo, started work on his family home, he was overwhelmed by the briefs his parents and three siblings had, as they each had different ideas. Terence used travertine flooring throughout the ground floor to create an understated but luxurious look.
A large slab of granite with line engravings is hung on the wall in the dining area to create
a minimalist yet statement-making “work
of art”. The teakwood dining table was customised, and matches the colour of wood in the dry kitchen.
Partial to Statuario marble for its elegance, Terence bought a full slab of it and used
it to clad the kitchen island, which contrasts well with the teakwood. Guests enjoy gathering around the island.
The largest room in the house is his parents’
room; Terence had to ensure the bathroom was equally impressive. Featuring marble-clad walls, double sinks, large mirrors, and a claw-foot bathtub, the intimate space is luxurious and bright, but not overwhelming.
“Black is the new white,” proclaims Terence, on his extensive use of black in his room. Black brick walls and a black-and-white zigzag-patterned rug add texture and detail to the room.
In Terence’s bedroom on the third storey, the same teakwood used in the dry kitchen is used here to create a platform bed, with the headboard extending up to the ceiling to create a canopy.