Luxury Homes: Incorporating a rock-climbing wall in this two-storey penthouse
Its owner, a climbing enthusiast, bought the space for its 4.5m-high ceiling.
Home & Decor Singapore
One of the reasons that motivated Adelene Fong, owner of coding school The Lab, to purchase this two-storey penthouse is its 4.5m-high ceiling. The entrepreneur, an avid sportswoman, is a climbing enthusiast and certified climb instructor, so her initial plan was to take advantage of the high ceiling by incorporating a rock climbing wall outside the apartment.
The design team at Bowerman Interior Planner, however, took the original brief and turned it into something just as exciting, but more meaningful.
“Adelene bought the penthouse with the intention of living with her father. Unfortunately, he passed on during the course of the renovation, and she wanted to dedicate a dark cigar room in his honour,” share the design team. To give the cigar room a peaceful ambience, the design team selected an old world blue from paint company Jotun.
Against this backdrop, they gave the room a twist by incorporating an indoor rock wall within it.
To unwind, Adelene enjoys a relaxing soak in a tub with a glass of wine, surrounded by the fragrance of scented candles. The master bathroom is, therefore, one of the most important spaces to her. A skylight allows plenty of natural daylight into the reconfigured spaces, including the new master bath.
A new bathtub was inserted between the walk-in wardrobe and the rest of the master bathroom, in which Adelene can luxuriate, with a view of the sky.
The designers and homeowner took a chance on a tight space and fit in a bathtub. The use of Carrara marble with a honed finish gives the space an ethereal quality.
By relocating the walk-in wardrobe to the area occupied by the roof garden, both the wardrobe and master bedroom were enlarged.
The wood-like Dekton countertop provides an interesting contrast with the black elements to create a modern kitchen with a laid-back feel.