House tour: A high ceiling perfectly frames bachelorette’s passionate home

One of the reasons that motivated Adelene Fong, owner of coding school The Lab, to purchase this two-storey penthouse is its 4.5m-high ceiling. The entrepreneur, an avid sportswoman, is a climbing enthusiast and certified climbing instructor, so her initial plan was to take advantage of the high ceiling by incorporating a rock climbing wall outside the apartment. The design team at Bowerman Interior Planner, however, took the original brief and turned it into something just as exciting, but more meaningful.

“Adelene bought the penthouse with the intention of living with her father. Unfortunately, he passed on during the course of the renovation, and she wanted to dedicate a dark cigar room in his honour,” share the design team.

A white, full-height cabinet with a built-in fireplace accentuates the high ceiling and contrasts with the adjacent grey wall.