Cover photo: The Seawind at Telok Kurau
Oozing style and class, SOHO living has become increasingly popular over the years. But who’s surprised? These luxe and multi-functional homes, that are emblematic of the high life, keep us coveting.
1. Build It Up
Any homeowner with the luxury of a high ceiling needs to take advantage of it. Build up for extra storage space and you’ll find that tucking your knick-knacks out of sight won’t seem like such a formidable task. Another tip from this cute little home – don’t just build it up, jazz it up! Pops of colour here and there add much needed cheer and buoyancy.
Location: The Seawind at Telok Kurau (East Coast)
2. Let’s Go Bold
One sure way to make a statement is to go bold. Play up the contrast. This home’s harmonious neutral palette juxtaposes dark and light, creating a playful dynamism that keeps things interesting. Not everything needs to shout though. If you’re going for the open concept, opt for seamless and unobtrusive glass partitions to keep your space open and airy.
Location: The Scotts Tower at Orchard Road
3. Beautify Your Home
Having lots of vertical space and generous height gives you the means to indulge in some drama with full-length mirrors, sizeable art pieces or eye-catching light fixtures. Some SOHO units come without platforms, so you can plan your vertical space, and install your own platform when future need arises. Don’t just look up though – the floor is just as important! Dress it up with fancy rugs that are soft to the touch and add another dimension to your home by texturising it with carpets.
Location: The Siena at Farrer Road
4. A Transformational Space
A pull-out bed hidden in the wall right in front of the telly? This contemporary SOHO is perfect for inviting your best buddies over for a night of chilling and hanging out. Create transformational spaces by incorporating pull-outs or multifunctional furniture that will ensure space efficiency. Add some super chic backlit mirrors which are a sure way to get you some eyeballs and earn you some serious compliments! P.S. This unique dual-key SOHO unit stands out from the rest in that it has two storeys, and a platform in the bedroom. Talk about building up!
Featured: Dual-Key Unit, 1st Storey
Featured: Dual-Key Unit, 2nd Storey, Master Bedroom with Platform
Featured: Dual-Key Unit, 2nd Storey, Kitchenette
Location: Bijou at Pasir Panjang
5. Your Perfect Getaway
If you love high ceilings, SOHO living is definitely for you. Bringing modern living a notch up, many SOHOs feature amazing high ceilings that could go up to 3.35m - fully utilise all that extra headroom by installing a platform that creates a whole new functional space. And what do you do with the extra space under your lofty abode? Throw in a little study corner under the stairway for a cosy space to focus and channel your productive energy.
Location: The Cape at Amber RoadIf you are one who covets sophisticated, elegant living in compact spaces, SOHO units may just right for you. All units featured here are SOHO units by Far East Organization. For more information on SOHOs, click here.