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 also worked with interior firm Box.ID to incorporate industrial elements into their new home 

Sebastian bought this Lorong 22 Geylang sign online. “I’ve been told it is weird to have, because of the association with the red light district. But it is a quirky touch!” he quips. 

The designer describes the style of the apartment as semi-industrial with rustic accents. 

The designer tore down the walls of the previously enclosed kitchen to accommodate a large island. 

Renovation cost $48,000, excluding furnishings.