House Tour: $40,000 renovation for this charming, sensuous three-room HDB home in Sengkang
The homeowners — a young couple — of this three-room flat at Compassvale Drive wanted shades of grey in the interiors, to complement their unique collection of items.
Working together with the team at Three-D Conceptwerke, the result is a charming home reminiscent of a sensuous 1920sʼ speakeasy.
The homeowners chose white vintage-style grille gates for the entrance.
Upon entering the home, the first thing youʼll see is a violin — the owner plays the violin and saxophone — that sits on a shelf thatʼs designed as part of a customised storage unit.
Blue and white Peranakan-inspired patterned tiles underfoot create a strong visual effect, while also demarcating spaces effectively.
Beyond the foyer, a luscious settee serves as a transition piece from the entrance to the living room.
As space is limited in this apartment, the designers did away with a formal dining area. Instead, the customised storage unit doubles as a dining table for two — a high table was incorporated into the design.
Distinctive Baroque-style furniture pieces dot the interior spaces, while complementing finishes in the home, such as the dark wood laminates used on the cabinets and vinyl flooring that resemble well-worn wood floors.
Warm lights enhance the ambience by adding a soft glow to accentuate specific pieces in the home, including accessories such as suitcases, typewriters and footwear.
With renovations amounting to $40,000, the homeʼs design addressed the ownersʼ request for function and aesthetics, providing them with a liveable space where they can proudly display their treasured finds.