Offering co-living spaces with a heritage twist, boutique home operator Figment was launched last year. Building both literally and figuratively on the foundations of a conserved shophouse, Figment has partnered with multi-disciplinary, award-winning design studio FARM and coaxed a dialogue between the old and the new out of their latest rental property, Alexandra House.
Located at 21 Lorong 24A Geylang, the shophouse is one of eight entries in the Lorong 24A Shophouse Series, a boutique development initiative involving a row of 1920s shophouses on one of Geylang’s quaintest streets. Alexandra House’s main feature is its long, heated, monolithic lap pool on the ground floor, which runs like an underground river through the length of the space. The property itself has been injected with an airy brightness, courtesy of a large skylight, which filters into all five unique living suites.
The open-plan kitchen is an atmospheric, fresh experience for leisurely weekend brunches, lit by full-length windows at the rear of the house. One room flows into another, with organically-shaped furnishings contrasting boldly with the linearity of the house itself. With a vibrant brick pattern backing this fluidity, Alexandra House has ensured itself all the warmth and comforts of a home.