The Chic Home: Live up to the luxe life in HDB resale flat

A cat tree in the reading corner makes it easy for Mr William Tan (above) to hang out with his pet.
A cat tree in the reading corner makes it easy for Mr William Tan (above) to hang out with his pet.PHOTOS: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN
A cat tree (above) in the reading corner makes it easy for Mr William Tan to hang out with his pet.
A cat tree (above) in the reading corner makes it easy for Mr William Tan to hang out with his pet. PHOTOS: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN
The matching headboard and bedside table - both sporting a herringbone pattern - add a touch of warmth to the bedroom.
The matching headboard and bedside table - both sporting a herringbone pattern - add a touch of warmth to the bedroom.PHOTOS: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN
A wood-toned kitchen countertop breaks the monotony of the mainly white-and-blue palette.
A wood-toned kitchen countertop breaks the monotony of the mainly white-and-blue palette.PHOTOS: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN
The bathroom window has been replaced with ventilation blocks to pay homage to the architecture and design of the mature Tiong Bahru estate.
The bathroom window has been replaced with ventilation blocks to pay homage to the architecture and design of the mature Tiong Bahru estate.PHOTOS: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN

Located on the 40th floor, this resale flat in Tiong Bahru boasts a panoramic cityscape view as well as a stylish interior

Mr William Tan was instantly drawn to this five-year-old Housing Board resale apartment in Tiong Bahru when he first visited it.

The 40th-floor unit boasts a panoramic view of the cityscape and was exactly what he wanted - considering its prime location and it being larger than his previous home.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2019, with the headline 'Live up the luxe life'. Print Edition | Subscribe