18 king albert park
A concrete framework and pitched roof with an infill of aluminium screens at the façade define this house. Darkness in materiality and boldness in form result in a masculine character, and yet the filigree of the aluminium screens offer a contrasting lightness in texture.
Light and views are also filtered into the house through this layer, while darkened exterior and white interior offer a modern interpretation of the palette of traditional black-and-white colonial bungalows.
Hinging at the entrance of the estate, a sheltered, double-volume outdoor terrace is the focal point of this house. Extending from the main building form and opening out on three sides to the swimming pool and lush gardenscape, it presents the family with an airy gathering space for both quiet contemplation and guest entertainment.
18 King Albert Park is a 2-storey bungalow with a basement. It has a built-up area of 8,800 sq ft on 17,700 sq ft of land and includes:
– 5 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, including a master suite that comes with a walk-in wardrobe
– Dining room with dry kitchen counter
– Wet kitchen
– Family room
– Swimming pool and outdoor swimming pool deck
– Outdoor patio
– Utility area
– Store room
Dark and light materials present an interesting contrast.
On the exterior, rough-textured surfaces and timber-cladded walls make the perfect foil for the play of light and shadow.
Inside, Grey Fleury porcelain tiles that portray the elegance of Italian marble are used for the flooring for the common areas (living room, dining room, family area, circulation spaces and powder room) while Burmese Teak flooring for the bedrooms and Balau timber for the external flooring exude warmth.
These natural shades lend an organic feel to the masculine exterior. Statuario Select porcelain tiles with the appearance of Italian marble is used for the bathrooms, providing a touch of luxury and lightness as their beautiful veins running along the walls and floors are a piece of art in themselves.
Fully-air-conditioned with Daikin VRV systems
Fully ventilated with SPIN ceiling fans
Fully fitted with Built-in Wardrobes (fitted with dehumidifiers and wardrobe lighting)
Kitchen systems cabinetry from TOTO, fitted with high and low cabinets
All rooms have Day and night curtains from Meteor
Quality sanitary wares from TOTO
Quality kitchen appliances from Fisher & Paykel, Vintec and Gessi*
CCTV and security system
Quality utility appliances (Washer and dryer available upon request)
*subject to confirmation
President's Design Award for Designer of the Year, Years 2011, 2012, 2013