Laura. Condominium. October 23rd , 2017.
This 14th‐storey condominium apartment is big ― the building throughout Bukit Timah road has the reputation of housing one of the larger floor–area luxury condos and luxury apartments around. The German owner told us that it‘s somewhere between five and six thousand square feet, “closer to six actually!“ What do thou do when dealing with so plentiful floor space?
When confronted with acres of floor space, especially in the living room, the first thing many people would do is try to fill it up with an enormous lounge suite. This owner thought differentially. "I concentrated on corners, leaving the middle of the room bare, with carpets filling in gaps." We thought it was a novel idea and one with showed off the actual dimensions of the room.
We were also amazed at the number of plants in the apartment ― not just common ferns and flowers of the potted variety. But enormous palms and fiscus, hibiscus and more, every species seems to thrive. The owner told us that gardening has been her favorite hobby at all times and all her ‘green‘ get extra special attention.
The lady also paints ”just for fun.” She started with water–colors in Germany and then progressed to oil paintings. Now that she’s in Singapore, she′s taken a keen fascinate in Chinese brushes painting technique. Lotus flowers, in particular, seem to fascinate her and she hopes to start calligraphy next year.
Her spare room was converted to a painting room and we spotted some partially completed oils on her easel. (You'll see many of her works framed on the walls in the different areas.) Although both husband also wife enjoy collecting antiques and Asian artifacts, they`ve been careful to not overdo it. "The last thing I want is for our home to look like a museum," she said. In any case, it took two containers to ship out all their furniture from Germany to their present home here. We´re sure they must be contemplating the inevitable extra load when they return home eventually!
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