Indonesia Tatler Homes Magazine 2013
The floor-to-ceiling glass windows in this residence in Tebet Timur Dalam are not only aesthetically pleasing, but energy efficient too. Awash with sunlight, the living room features a stylishly sombre palette of grey and white; enlivened with bright reds that creates a funky, yet welcoming vibe. Architecture firm PT. US&P Architects further optimised natural light through the building’s orientation. The house is facing the east with the main rooms, such as the dining room, living room and bedroom located on the eastern side to catch the morning sun.
Glass doors can be folded and opened wide, uniting the inner rooms and the pool terrace, creating a light and airy open-plan, and enabling the owner to make outside entertaining.
The home features contemporary architecture, likened to a mass of boxes put together and wrapped in travertine marble, glass, and wood. Covering 500 square metres, one bedroom is on the ground floor, while three are on the second floor. Master bedrooms are strategically located at the back area of the house for optimum privacy. With amenities that include a working desk, couches, bathroom and walk-in closet, and access to the gym and pool, the bedroom can be likened to a penthouse of a five-star hotel. Meanwhile, a mini home theatre lets the family watch theatre-quality movies in the privacy of their own home.
In designing the property, the designers and architects took into consideration the lifestyle of the stylish and modern young couple, who is blessed with one child. The couple wanted a clean, bright, easy-tomaintain, spacious-looking home that is homey. They achieved this in the living room, which is elegant, yet cosy, and the dining room, which is formal, yet warm. The light-suffused living room—thanks to a bank of skylights—features a muted palette of white and grey enriched with statement pieces in red, which is the favourite colour of the owner. This approach proves that neutral rooms come alive with just the right pops of colour. Monochrome palette continues in the bedroom, creating a calming scheme. The bedroom is adjacent to the pool, separated only by glass windows providing a panoramic view and creating something akin to inner and outer spaces within.