Although you may have many homes in your life your may be the only one you can decorate to please no one but yourself. Bachelor pads offer a unique opportunity to have everything you ever wanted to have in your home. The sky is the limit and there are no rules. If you love to play pool and always eat from a frozen dinner tray on the couch you can put a pool table in the dining room if you want to.
The interiors are reached via a small entrance adorned with a fully glazed two story wall overlooking the back garden. Here a flight of stairs leads to the first floor – where copper-clad storage space on one side of the long corridor ensures an uncluttered residential space.
The Swiss architecture studio created two cubes emerging from the hill caressed by natural light on the inside through cavities and open courtyards. Extensive use of wood in furniture and window frames especially in the kitchen and bedroom soften the hard edges of the stone walls and warm up the atmosphere.
Unless you have a housekeeping service or love the country cottage look. Relaxing clean lines are easy to live with and maintain. If you eliminate the silk plants drapes knickknacks and ornate furniture you will also eliminate most of your dust.
On the upper floor the large glass windows provide a perfect view from the bedroom which is kept simple in its design. A classy bathroom with a bath tub and pendant light on the ceiling are the other features on the upper floor.
Everything is well balanced even with the oversized furniture (see that huge office table) and the bold art work in the dining room. Speaking of the open dining space the 10-person dining set grabs the eye as it’s stunningly illuminated by a series of cube pendants. Even more fascinating are the rays of the rising and setting sun flow in similar pattern into the dining room.
Designed by architect Desmond Ong on a minimalist concept the Singapore residence has had its wall removed so as to provide the feel of open space. It is light airy and seemingly spacious. By avoiding bulky interiors and furniture the design has been given a sense of added openness. Usage of light colors and large glass windows gives also adds to large space outlook. The bedrooms and the bathroom designs are kept very simple while the open glass windows provide fro a green view outside.