Cover Designed by Designworx Interior Consultant, the formal living room of a black and white bungalow features contemporary touches

Good Class Bungalows are the cream of the crop when it comes to luxurious homes in Singapore. Here’s a peek into the stunning interiors of some well-designed GCBs around the island

When it comes to the property market in Singapore, Good Class Bungalows (GCBs) are classified as the most exclusive sector. According to the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), these covetable properties must have a minimum plot size of 1,400 sqm and cannot be built more than two-storeys high. Additionally, GCBs must be situated within one of the special 39 plots gazetted by the URA, which are typically located in prime residential districts. 

These luxurious properties often boast stunning interiors that are stylishly designed. To serve a dose of design inspiration, we’ve gathered some of the most stylish GCBs in Singapore that we have featured over the years in Tatler Homes Singapore. From a glamorous multi-generational abode to a tropical-influenced home, these stunning residences will definitely impress.

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1. A glamorous GCB designed for entertaining guests

This stunning multigenerational home designed by KGID was inspired by the classic look of the GCB’s exterior architecture. Boasting seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, the vast 16,500 sqft dwelling has ample entertaining spaces for the sociable homeowners who love hosting.

Using luxury furnishings that feature a varied material palette with a dynamic mix of colours and textures, the designers crafted a luxurious abode with bespoke touches.


2. A black-and-white bungalow with contemporary touches

Black and white bungalows in Singapore are colonial-era abodes that were built by the British in the late 19th century. Designworx Interior Consultant worked to bring this 8,940 sqft GCB to life whilst conserving its historical elements. To do so, the team referenced the facade of the bungalow by adding angular forms and black trimmings to the ceiling coves, staircase balustrades and marble flooring. Modern influences in the form of Italian furnishings and bespoke pieces create a mesmerising and cosy space.

The home’s innovative design and exquisite interiors also earned it the Best Show Unit (Reader’s Choice) award at the Tatler Design Awards 2021.


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3. A vintage-influenced home that celebrates art and antiques

Located in Bukit Timah, this handsome GCB is home to fashion designer Elyn Wong and her husband. The residence features an alluring historic charm with classic details and a sprawling lawn. Tastefully decorated with the art-loving couple’s extensive selection of vintage furniture and antiques, the abode’s cross-cultural influences fill the space with history and character.


4. A nautical-influenced abode with a soothing ambience

Designed by Designworx Interior Consultant, this GCB exudes a relaxed atmosphere with marine-inspired touches. Home to a family of four and their border collie, the abode was designed in accordance with certain feng shui requirements. Various luxurious accents such as an aquamarine shagreen feature wall and bespoke coffee tables with seashells set within bring the aquatic theme to life with a glamorous flair.


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5. A tropical-inspired home with colourful interiors

Set amid lush foliage, this verdant home features a unique U-shaped structure around the home’s central pool. The architecture of the home was designed by Guz Architects, with Designworx Interior Consultants helming the interiors. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, the design team amalgamated both living spaces and greenery throughout the home.

Acceding to the client’s preference for modern furniture with touches of Asian elements, each room is thoughtfully curated with artworks and furnishings that deliver a colourful and personalised twist.


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