Lifestyle

The Yin & Yang of Harbour Pinnacle



The slender high-rise on 8 Minden Avenue has recently been transformed by Henderson Land from serviced apartments to luxury residences. And who better to reinvent the definition of luxury than Steve Leung Designers?

The Hong Kong-based firm created two distinctive showflats on the top two levels with panoramic harbour views.

One reflects a sophisticated bachelor’s taste, while the other contains the light and effortless grace associated with beautiful socialites.

Unit 38B takes American fashion icon Tom Ford as its lead, and features a gold and black colour palette against simple lines and sumptuous materials such as white marble and rich hardwood.

A free-flowing living and dining area is separated by a counter-height TV cabinet, and each space is delineated by black steel-framed silver grey ceiling recesses.

The dining area features a contemporary black-framed globe chandelier highlighting the space, and connects to a bar that extends into a generous kitchen. In keeping with the bachelor lifestyle, a study is revealed behind sliding doors and is the perfect man cave. The master bedroom includes a champagne gold floor lamp by Tom Dixon and a plush armchair for relaxation.

Unit 39A is a duplex with an internal staircase that leads to a roof garden with a Jacuzzi and barbecue area. The interiors are a nod to British perfume brand Jo Malone, and include a number of classical details updated for the contemporary tai tai.

Black is cleverly employed in glimpses to give the light colour palette a sense of gravitas. This can be seen in the border around the geometric area rug in the living area, piping on the living room sofa, rimming lamp shades, and on architectural reveals framing wall panels.

The master bedroom continues the theme with black-framed art work above the bed and black marble-clad window bays. Natural light plays up the neutral scheme, giving the space an ethereal quality that will make any lady of the home proud.