18A king albert park
Being at the centre of the development, the house looks out to the extensive landscape foreground that ends with a gigantic row of matured tropical trees bordering the site. With the main volumes of the interior spaces recessed deeply from the building outline, sheltered double-volume terraces are created for protection from the elements, as well as for enjoying the outdoors.
The exterior is defined by a brass membrane that hangs over the second storey. Bathed in sunlight, the brass skin is endowed with a golden hue; clothed in the black of night, the veil dissolves to reveal the silhouetted happenings of family activity within.
An intimate family room is tucked to the corner of the block but opens up to the greens of nature beyond and the azure of the sky above.
18A King Albert Park is a 2-storey bungalow with a basement. It has a built-up of 9,000 sq ft on 15,400 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
Burmese Teak flooring in the bedroom and Balau timber for the external flooring echo the natural tones of the architecture. The interior materials with earthy tones have been carefully selected to convey a sense of warm rusticity.
The floors of the common areas (living room, dining room, family area, circulation space and powder room) are laid with Travertino Silver porcelain tiles with a luxurious Italian travertine appearance while the bathrooms are clad with Cremo Delicato porcelain tiles that exude the elegance of Italian marble.
Together with the patinated brass cover that reminiscence the wood-based vernacular village houses, rough-textured surfaces and timber-cladded walls make the perfect foil for the play of light and shadow.
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