JULY 2015 - Nic & Wes Builders Pte Ltd Newsletter (Issue 62)
Subject: JULY 2015 - Nic & Wes Builders Pte Ltd Newsletter (Issue 62)
Send date: 2015-07-01
Issue #: 62
JULY 2015 ISSUE 62
PROJECT SHOWCASE: BLACK & WHITE MAKEOVERBy Nicole Kow
Our past projects of black and white colonial inspired homes are really making a huge comeback with the requests we have been receiving. Whether it is a complete tear down, reconstruction or makeover each project home encompasses a unique essence that is identifiable to its own while still reflecting the characteristics of the colonial style theme. This issue will take you through a walkthrough of the highlights of our latest black and white inspired project home.
An interesting layout from the get-go, this intermediate terrace already showed signs of a great home in the making. An existing two-storey with basement, the house was designed in a contemporary form that suited the late 1900s but was in need of a makeover for its new family. Being inspired by their friend’s colonial style abode designed and built by Nic & Wes Construction, they wanted to adopt the very same theme into their house to make it into a home that they could identify with.
Working with the existing shell, the façade had to be stripped of its former look to keep with a strict black and white palette. A cosy decked patio shaded by a glass canopy stretches out overlooking a minimalist garden patch.
Entering into the home, glossy white tiles and white wash walls fill the entire common spaces. Previous walls torn down reveals a spacious open-concept while the areas are divided with the existing split-level.
Heading to the upper-portion of the split-level becomes the entrance of the kitchen that follows suit with its black and white palette. A popular option with our clients, this kitchen is designed as an open concept with the option of concealment through a glass sliding pocket door. Faux brick tiles that pave the kitchen walls are a beautiful option for a modern rustic touch.
The home’s concrete staircase was laid over and revamped with honey-hued parquet treads while the railings were replaced with mild steel and painted black to match the theme.
The second level locates the family’s bedrooms. A spacious master bedroom, the space has made provisions to accommodate not just a bed but a study area and walk-in wardrobe with attached ensuite.
To the front portion of the home, the children’s rooms are located side by side looking out to the neighbourhood via the revitalized decked terrace area that leads out through a matching set of glass French doors.
But the hidden gem of the home lies within the very bottom of the house at its basement. A level dedicated to entertainment, the basement holds an entertainment kitchen, an outdoor backyard barbeque space and a room to be converted into a home theatre. And the level itself can be easily converted into a studio-like apartment.
Aesthetic modifications spanning over a couple of months reveals a revitalised home unidentifiable with its former state. The black and white theme encapsulates a piece of the past while evolved to suit present day living.
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