Bishopsgate Residences penthouse gets $1.1 mil makeover

SuMisura, a leading interior design firm, recently completed an extensive renovation of a 6,082 sq ft, four-bedroom penthouse at Bishopsgate Residences in Singapore. The 31-unit, freehold luxury condominium was developed by Japanese developer Kajima Corp, and was completed in November 2012.

The owner, who is believed to be a Chinese national relocation from Hong Kong, hired SuMisura to design his new home after viewing other penthouses designed by the interior design firm. The designer wanted to “celebrate” the penthouse’s lush surroundings in the privileged Bishopsgate and Chatsworth Road Good Class Bungalow enclave of prime District 10.

The unit had been unoccupied Champions Way Condo since completion and its fixtures and finishes were aged and in need of replacement. SuMisura began renovations in early 2022, completeing the project at the end of July, at a cost of $1.13 million for the entire renovation, including furniture and accessories.

The duplex penthouse has an open living and dining area, a wet and dry kitchen, four en suite bedrooms, and a mezzanine study. The owner wanted to increase the efficiency and flow of the spaces within the unit, as well as to utilise some of the neglected pockets of space.

The roof terrace, which originally had a dipping pool, was converted into an alfresco dining area that can seat up to 14 people. The original hard finishes within the unit were upgraded with bronze metal framework, stone, marble, and travertine, along with hardwood flooring. Along the entrance hallway, a full-height feature wall of book-matched marble was added.

The master bedroom features French doors and a concealed walk-in wardrobe with customised fittings. The master bathroom has been upgraded to offer a relaxing experience reminiscent of a luxury boutique hotel. The junior master bedroom and the two other bedrooms were also reconfigured and enhanced with lighting and furniture.

The mezzanine level was turned into a study loft, separated from the lower floor with full-height glass panels that offer a view of the living area but also shield the occupant from noise. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors and windows provide generous natural lighting, while motorised day and opaque curtains offer privacy and daylight regulation. The corridor space leading to the staircase was also transformed with a bespoke shoe cabinet.

The designer in charge was able to create an interior that “celebrates” its surroundings, while also layering the space with rich colours, intriguing textures, and bold marble patterns to complement the spaciousness of the unit. This renovation project was more than just beautifying the penthouse – it was able to add real value to the property.

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