This House by Summerhaus D’zign Features a Poolside Bar and Entertainment Lounge
A special collaboration with Durablinds
“At Summerhaus D’zign, we believe in creating houses that are tailored to the lifestyles of their owners; we strive to create abodes that are not only aesthetically tasteful but also relevant, practical and functional to live in,” says Larry Lim, co-founder of Summerhaus D’zign. Led by Lim and his wife Jess Koh, the firm has crafted beautiful homes using various natural finishes that contribute to the textured depth of each space.
For this project, Lim collaborated with the firm’s chief conceptualiser Jenno Marco Misa to design a spacious entertainment lounge on the ground floor. The floorplan was inspired by a former bungalow project the firm had worked on, as the designers felt that Glass Curtains would suit the space. “Traditional sliding doors or multi-folding doors do not offer a seamless view of the landscape,” says Lim. “Glass Curtains solves the issue of not having a panoramic view with its frameless design; it also reduces noise levels when the room is enclosed.”
The team extended the pool to border the perimeter of the lounge area, so that the family can continue to enjoy views of the outdoors from this open-concept space even when the Glass Curtains are closed.
Glass Curtains solves the issue of not having a panoramic view with its frameless design; it also reduces noise levels when the room is enclosed
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“We wanted to create a zone that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor spaces,” explains Lim. “The children can play in the pool while their parents relax on the sofa or hang out at the bar area, enjoying a whisky while keeping an eye on their kids. At the same time, another group can be sitting in the dining area enjoying their drinks after a hearty meal.”
A neutral palette was selected for the interior scheme and paired with decorative elements in walnut wood to evoke a sense of warmth. For a glamorous touch, the firm incorporated a backlit onyx countertop into the bar, along with classy bronze frames on the bar cabinet and along the walls between the dining room and the lounge. A suede sofa, leather seats and an oversized carpet soften the effect of the angular features in this space. Additionally, a gold frame is applied to the bookmatched marble feature wall at the bar area. “These details contribute to the sense of understated luxury in the home,” says Lim.
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He and his team are intrigued by the creative possibilities of the glass system. Adds Lim: “We will consider using Glass Curtains in not only balcony areas, but as an alternative to traditional glass sliding doors in living rooms. In certain scenarios, we believe it can also be used as a replacement for windows to allow a larger opening and better views of the outdoors.”
This is part two of a three-part series. Read the other stories here:
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