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Art Design Tatler 10: The Most Popular Homes in 2020

Tatler 10: The Most Popular Homes in 2020

Tatler 10: The Most Popular Homes in 2020
A family home designed by Ming Architects in collaboration with interior firm KGID
By Chelsia Tan
December 29, 2020
Featured by Tatler Singapore and Tatler Homes Singapore this year, here’s a list of extraordinary homes that have made a striking impression—seek design inspiration from these beautiful abodes

1/10 A modern house decked in traditional Native American art

The home of society friends Benjamin and Serene Kim, this modern home was the most popular abode online this year.

Inspired by his time in Arizona, aviation professional Benjamin Kim juxtaposed a unique collection of Native American art and childhood memorabilia with modern furnishings in a three-storey home that he shares with his wife, Serene. 

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2/10 A reimagined childhood home that’s full of surprises

Architecture firm RT+Q transformed the old childhood home of owner Tan Ying Chien into a brand new space for a multi-generational household. Here, unexpected design “surprises” range from a series of coloured skylights embedded in the roofs to open shelves that appear to float on the walls of a corridor.

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3/10 A stylish house with fashion-boutique influences

A spacious walk-in wardrobe and shoe cabinet inspired by Chanel boutiques are just some of the highlights of this well-ventilated family home designed by Ming Architects in collaboration with interior design firm KGID. It embraces an “indoor-outdoor” concept that offers unblocked views of the property’s lush gardens. 

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4/10 A sculptural work of art inspired by the shape of stiletto shoes

Dubbed the Stiletto House, this stunning home designed by EHKA Studio features slim, trumpet-shaped exterior columns that fan into circular canopies on its porch, imbuing the silhouette of a stiletto. Other architectural highlights include a spectacular spiral staircase by the main entrance; this home was also the cover story of our August 2020 issue.

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5/10 An architect’s home becomes a testbed for new ideas

Architect Rene Tan, co-founder of architecture firm RT+Q, considers his abode as a creative test bed. Unorthodox details are aplenty in this semi-detached house—mundane spaces such as a laundry chute and the kitchens’ service window serve as visual interests, while hidden personal enclaves conceal a delightful element of surprise.

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6/10 An elegant, luxurious home with a stunning open-plan living room

When the team at interior design practice Summerhaus D’zign were given a free hand in fulfilling a design brief, they decided to work closely with their clients in order to identify their preferences. The result? A sleek yet inviting home featuring a diverse combination of materials and textures. Key areas include a stunning island counter that features a bar area and stunning metallic finishing.

This home has also been nominated for the Best Luxury Concept — Readers' Choice Category at the Tatler Design Awards 2021.

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(Related: Tatler Design Awards 2021: Vote For The Best Luxury Concept)

7/10 A colourful, tropical-style penthouse designed to showcase its panoramic views

Designed by Kelvin and Karen Gan of interior design firm KGID, this holiday home in Singapore features multiple outdoor areas—a pool-side entertainment lounge, a yoga spot and a dining and barbecue area—that immerses the homeowners in a sweeping, skyline view of the city. 

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8/10 An understated minimalist apartment that puts the spotlight on Singapore art

A three-bedroom unit at St Regis Residences Singapore was turned into a family-friendly home for a couple who are keen supporters of the local arts scene. Its clean aesthetic, furnished with elegant European furniture, served as a blank canvas for works by Singapore artists Yeo Siak Goon and Dick Lim.

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9/10 A split-level home designed for social interaction

How do you create a space that encourages family interaction, within a spacious landed property? To meet this requirement, architecture firm Park + Associates introduced public and private zones that intersect throughout the semi-detached house, such as an open, zig-zag staircase in the heart of the home, a split-level concept, as well as different spaces that flow continuously into one another.

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10/10 A combined penthouse with plenty of personality

Interior design firm Prestige Global Designs tailored a unique, combined penthouse around the needs and interests of a close-knit family of four. From a bar that displays the husband’s prized vodka collection to a Harry Potter-themed library for the wife, each nook and cranny expresses the personalities of its occupants.

This project has been nominated for the Best Luxury Concept — Readers' Choice category for the Tatler Design Awards 2021.

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(Related: 10 Beautiful Homes You'll Be Inspired By)


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