When Sebastian Gehlfuss and his wife found out they were expecting, they decided to move back to Singapore and into the 28-year-old HUDC flat in Serangoon belonging to the wife’s parents – after all, nothing is more comforting than familiar grounds. The couple had lived in London for a few years, where they fell in love with the aesthetics of the old wharf warehouse their apartment was in. They wanted to incorporate industrial elements into their new home.
This brief for the design of this home was to ensure it is spacious, comfortable and filled with natural light. More importantly, the homeowners wanted it be surrounded by greenery – not a simple task when neighbours are mere metres away. Take a peek at the interiors.
This townhouse apartment is home to a media-industry creative, as well as 10,000 Barbie dolls! You wouldn’t expect to find a home with such unconventional interiors. It is only after ascending the staircase to get to his second-floor apartment that you are immersed in a world of dolls.
The homeowners' brief for principal architect Lim Ai Tiong was to maximise the floor area in the house, which sits on a relatively conservative land area of 2,300sqf. To address this issue, Ai Tiong took advantage of the attic space, and designed a 45-degree pitched roof — the maximum allowable space by local authorities.
No stranger to unconventional designs, interior design Carmen aimed to create a home featuring one-of-a-kind ideas for the homeowners. Perhaps what is most striking in the living room are the two walls of artificial plants. They flank the television cabinet with doors featuring a geometric artwork of a rabbit.