Masters At Work
PALACE Magazine|Issue 25
Masters At Work
Peek into works of these maestros who demonstrate that their creativity can rise above design parameters, spatial obstacles and restoring historical elements.
Joe Lim


The graceful and striking South Beach Residences designed by Foster + Partners along the historical Beach Road has not gone unnoticed. Not only does it afford breathtaking views of the Marina Bay area, but it is also fronted by icons such as Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer and The Esplanade, not forgetting tail-end views of Orchard Road’s Raffles City and Dhoby Ghaut stretch. This posh development will offer 190 units where buyers can opt for the two-bedroom units to the cavernous five-bedroom penthouse. All the units will be furnished with quality appliances and imported fittings from well-known international brands such as Miele, Duravit, and Bulthaup. In addition, these pampered homeowners will have the convenience to access the services of a five-star JW Marriott hotel just below it simply by using their “Resident Card”. The mixed-use development will also offer 510,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, complemented by a mix of retail offerings.

In fact, one of the penthouse units at South Beach Residences was masterfully designed by Angela Lim of Sumisura, which led to its purchase by a homeowner. This four-bedroom penthouse with 5,000 sq ft over three levels has two bedrooms on each floor with a pool, alfresco dining area and sauna room on the roof terrace. The brief was to create a contemporary home with décor influenced by the penthouses of New York.

As the developer had close ties with Sumisura, they approached Lim to take on the challenge. She said, “The design brief was to create something befitting of such a penthouse in the Big Apple and to take advantage of the high ceiling in the living and dining space.”

The homeowners love the two spacious master bedrooms, its high ceiling, functional dresser cum study area, one on each floor. The renovation took about 12 weeks and the results were satisfying. The end result is a home to start conversations when guests pop by. Firstly, the dining area exudes elegance all thanks to a 7-meter high ceiling where an array of white cone-shaped lighting pendants illuminates this space. A linear bar table was created to allow the residents to sit on bar stools and enjoy sips of cocktails while taking in the CBD views from afar.

In addition, a beautifully customized canopy drapes over the dry kitchen space to channel an interesting café-feel to the dining space. The penthouse was embellished with premium decorative accessories from Lalique. Some key designer furniture pieces were selected from the Hamilton Conte brand. A custom white marble was cut to create the dining table and coffee table. Under the deft hands of Lim’s expertise, the posh abode was transformed to contain the luxuries, aesthetics, functionality and creature comforts that reflect the homeowner’s previous lifestyle of living in New York.

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