5 Jaw-Dropping (and Enormous) Landed Homes We’re REALLY Envious Of
We’re still having trouble tearing our eyes away.
Ah, landed homes. While their exorbitant prices mean they’re a fever dream for the vast majority of us (only about 5% of Singaporean households live in landed properties, after all), we can’t help but ogle them rather enviously.
And among all these huge homes, we've found some that are extra special thanks to their unique design choices and/or features. If you’re curious and want a peek… read on!
1. Landed home at Mountbatten steeped in nature
With a whopping 1,745 square metres, this luxurious bungalow at Mountbatten Road has enough space for anything the owners could dream up.
Even before guests step in, they’ll be awed by how this porch captures the essence of being surrounded by nature.
Enter to discover open spaces like this airwell – its grandeur is all thanks to the height that visually elongates the space, and the tall windows along all three walls.
The surrounding greenery these windows overlook is effectively a natural backdrop providing a pop of colour.
While such a tall communal space could end up looking empty, a modern chandelier hanging from the double-height ceiling tightens the look and creates visual impact.
When you head upstairs, you’re in for a real treat with this home theatre that’s only possible because of the sheer space available.
It’s a full-fledged theatre, equipped with a TV and premium seating – that is, four recliner sofas with their own speaker sets.
We know we’d never want to set foot in a theatre again with a cinematic set-up like this!
And we aren’t done yet – with a rooftop pool and lounge chairs to sink into with a drink in hand, the fun never seems to end in this home!
2. Landed home at Trevose Crescent with an impressive live music bar
We’ve only gazed at the exterior and we’re having a hard time believing that this home belongs in Singapore.
A look into the interior and you’ll discover various elements that are reminiscent of a contemporarily-styled interior: for example, the sculptural lighting in the spacious dining area and the mix of materials used in the bathrooms.
But don’t let this bungalow’s facade fool you: it excels not just in vibes, but also in tunes!
While guests would no doubt be wowed by the opulence that greets them when they first step into the house, the real show-stopper is this ‘live music bar’.
The rustic elements like the earthy colours and wooden furniture/fittings, combined with the seating, are such a stark contrast to the rest of the home that you might be fooled into thinking it’s an old-school pub.
With the instruments set up on ‘stage’ for musicians and a bar at the back of the room for a drink (or many), a night of revelry here is one guests certainly won’t forget.
3. Landed home at Begonia Drive with a loft office and fun mosaic tile art
While a big home already has an impressive personality by virtue of its size, the owner of this semi-detached house brought it to the next level by injecting some fun elements throughout the space.
Visitors can follow the trails of these Pacman-inspired mosaic tile art that is visible from nearly every angle of the home, whether it’s under the stairs or along the wall.
Even the bathroom hides the iconic mushroom that lovers of the Mario franchise will recognise.
As you move up, you’ll spot features that are possible only because of the vast space and height that this home affords, like this high dining area with a veneered ceiling and full-height windows that feels rather resort-like.
Another feature you’ll find is in the bedroom: a closer look reveals a comfy loft office with a rugged brick wall that wouldn’t typically be possible in an HDB flat due to various restrictions.
You know Mondays won’t be so blue anymore with an office like this!
4. Landed home at Siglap View with a massive vaulted ceiling and minimalist vibes
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With its sky-high ceiling, this home at Siglap View is sure to leave visitors in awe (and perhaps longing for one of their own).
Its dark and high ceiling might feel intimidating because of its visual weight, but two elements balance the ‘heaviness’: the minimalist furniture and the full-height windows that allow abundant light in.
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Reminiscent of a Muji-esque loft home, the bedroom has a minimalist design at its core like the rest of the home and the natural light brightens up the space for a cosy finish.
5. Landed home at Hai Sing Road with a LOT of pleasing curves
Lines and sharp edges usually take precedence in most interior design projects, but the owners of this home turned to curves that are present in both the architectural elements and the furniture.
In fact, whole rooms or sections of the house are separated by curving walls, rather than straight lines – and thanks to the vast space the curves travel, they look even more impressive!
Naturally, these curves add a soft touch and complement the minimalist approach for a soothing and welcoming home dressed in neutrals and muted tones.
The vertical lines of the wooden panelling in the dining room are tempered by the curved frosted glass, and the contrast creates a visually-balanced space.
Meanwhile, the gentle lines in the false ceiling add a sense of continuity as they gradually connect to the household shelter.
A peek into the (massive) master bedroom and other rooms like the walk-in wardrobe and bathroom unveils – you guessed it – more curves!
If there’s one thing this home proves, it’s that going bold with curves can have brilliant results – especially if the home in question is huge.