Spread out over the ground level with a private swimming pool and yard is this ground-floor apartment in Leedon Road, and those expansive outdoor spaces were what attracted the homeowners. The couple enjoy gardening and had the luxury of a large garden in their previous penthouse so they wanted to maintain that. They also love the fact that it has an abundance of natural light.
For this home, Lin Weizhang, principal of Superfat Designs, carefully curated a palette of materials and colours that unifies the interior. Weizhang worked mainly with natural materials, but treated them differently. “We stained the timber elements very dark to counterbalance the brightness from the natural light entering the apartment,” he explains.
The living and dining areas have been conceived as one open space. The living area looks out directly to the pool and deck, while the dining area extends out to a spacious open terrace. In designing the living space and selecting the furniture, Weizhang was careful about keeping the interior neutral and not obstructing views of the pool and outdoor areas.
Instead of a rectangular dining table, Weizhang opted for a round one. “As the dining table is right outside the private lift lobby, the circular form helps to soften the look of the dining space when one enters the space, as well as views of the pool and outdoor areas beyond,” he elaborates.
The sitting area in the master bedroom is a cosy corner for the homeowners to retreat to, before bed.
The bedrooms, as with the rest of the interior, has a consistent approach towards composing the indoor spaces to complement the views of the scenery outside. The cohesive design language that flows through the home is what brings the look of the whole home together.
A controlled palette of materials and colours results in a simple, yet elegant, bathroom.