Sleek top-floor private residences around the region with opulent features—think expansive ocean views and stylish art displays

Take a look at some of the ritziest penthouses we’ve profiled at Tatler Homes.

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A Hong Kong Penthouse Made For Working From Home

This 2,500 sq ft penthouse in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district has plenty of enviable features—from panoramic views of the city’s skyline to a rooftop garden that measures an additional 1,500 sq ft.

A revamp by Hong Kong-based Adapa Architects means the four-bedroom, five-bathroom residence—which also has two balconies—is now transformed into a place dedicated to work and play.

The owners of the home are based overseas, explains Ada Leung, founder of Adapa Architects. They wanted a home that has spaces dedicated to working, as well as dining and gathering, whenever they were in town.

She and her team “played with paint colours and textures”, plus added bespoken wooden elements, water features and lighting. The new look was created with combining aesthetics with functionality in mind: “We designed to blur the boundary of work and leisure,” she says.

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An Art Collector’s Colourful Singapore Abode

Many people buy art to complement the design of their home. But for Jeffrey Soh and Selina Chong, it was the other way around. The couple envisioned a stylish abode that would showcase their collection of Chinese contemporary art in the most impactful way possible. “We wanted our art to create a grand and spectacular impression the moment our guests step into our home,” says Soh, who has been collecting art and sculptures for about 15 years.

To realise the contemporary yet cosy atmosphere the owners had envisioned for their 3,671sqft penthouse unit in Singapore, they engaged Bu Shukun, design director of Architology Interiors, after discovering the latter’s portfolio via a family friend. The couple, who have three young children, decided to divide their four-bedroom abode into two zones. 

“The main floor is the social zone, where they often host their extended family, friends and business associates. The upper floor was to be a master suite for the couple,” says Bu. The design team also had to ensure a balance between the couple’s opposing aesthetic preferences. “Jeffrey leans towards darker palettes, has a preference for rich materials and likes more dramatic designs,” says Bu. “Selina is the opposite; she likes a bright and airy interior with elegant plays of textures on a muted palette.

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Jimmy Choo’s Bespoke Kuala Lumpur Penthouse

Jimmy Choo is one of the best-known names in fashion. The Malaysian-born shoe designer opened the doors to his 1,754 sq ft bespoke penthouse, located in an exclusive Kuala Lumpur hotel serviced apartment complex, to Tatler Homes earlier this year. 

The overall inspiration for this project was understanding Choo’s story, says Ooi Boon Seong, founder of design firm OD&A, which carried out a renovation of the property. “We did a deep dive into his life’s journey to create a home that celebrates his legacy and influence.”

Materials were thoughtfully chosen to further the designer’s vision. “We used a lot of white oak timber panelling with classic motifs throughout the home,” explains Ooi. “These panels were sandblasted to emphasise the beautiful grain textures and finished with a coat of soothing grey paint.”

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A Hong Kong Home That’s ‘Floating Above the Sea’

“A sanctuary to relax in” was the brief from the owner of this penthouse in Ma On Shan, Hong Kong, which underwent a year-long renovation by Hong Kong-based Adapa Architects.

With 2,800 sq ft of interior space, there is certainly sufficient space to create an oasis. The two-storey home has three bedrooms, four bathrooms and two private terraces to boot, which each measure an additional 400 sq ft and 350 sq ft. 

But the home’s considerable size wasn’t the only thing that stood out to Ada Leung, founder of Adapa Architects.

“The duplex has a 270-degree view, overlooking Starfish Bay and Double Cove, with full-height floor-to-ceiling windows,” explains Leung. “Naturally, the home is very bright and spacious, as if you’re floating above the sea.” 

That inspired her to develop a layout and colour palette for the downstairs living and dining room, where the client could feel like they could “fully immerse into nature.”

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A Singapore Penthouse With Stylish Spaces For Socialising

This two-storey penthouse in Singapore was recently completed by Gabriel Tan, founder of design studio Antimatter.

Home to a family of three, the abode features plenty of timber in various grains and textures, which melds well with the surrounding greenery. Scalloped profiles running across the living and dining room ceiling are a delightful touch. The client is a professional in his thirties, who wanted a classic look for his home, while having ample spaces for socialising.

“Considering the client’s preferences for an old-world aesthetic and dark timber and copper, we took a contemporary approach to create a tactile and multisensorial home using a varied material palette,” says Tan. “We contrasted the more visually impactful social living spaces against the more minimal, private sanctuaries of the bedrooms and bathrooms.”

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