Every home has a certain distinct architectural feature or design quirk that makes it special and ensures that it stands out from the crowd. There are times when it is the facade that does the trick and then there are other occasions when it is something on the inside that grabs your attention. At this contemporary residence in Singapore dubbed 22 Toh Yi Road, this honor goes to a stunning three-story dark wall that was carefully adorned with polished, black river pebbles. Carefully selected pebbles were even more judiciously put in place by 5 workers over a course of three long months to achieve this mesmerizingly unique feature wall.
The tall steel staircase, a series of bridges and corridors, wooden ceiling in various rooms and the striking wall clad in river pebbles combine to usher in ample visual and textural contrast. A tiny bridge connects the two different wings of the house where a balance and aesthetics are the key defining elements. [Photography: Edward Hendricks]