HDB Executive Maisonette Design Ideas: Inspired by 6 Homes for Sale

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HDB Executive Maisonette Design Ideas: Inspired by 6 Homes for Sale
HDB Executive Maisonette Design Ideas: Inspired by 6 Homes for Sale

HDB executive maisonettes are a rare breed in Singapore’s property market. Essentially two-storey HDB flats, they are no longer in production, having been (somewhat) replaced in 1995 by the executive condominium scheme (EC).

Ranging between 1,527 sq ft to 1,700 sq ft, maisonette flats come in a few types: five-room maisonettes, executive maisonettes and penthouse maisonettes. If you’re looking for an HDB maisonette, they can mostly be found in mature estates such as Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Bedok, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Hougang, Pasir Ris, Queenstown, Serangoon and Sembawang.

How Are HDB Executive Maisonettes Designed?

Aside from being significantly more spacious than regular HDB flats, executive maisonette flats feature unique designs that set them apart and make them highly covetable.

The bedrooms are located on the upper floor while the living and dining area is located on the lower floor, ensuring plenty of privacy. They also typically have three bathrooms and balconies. As their name indicates, penthouse maisonettes are located on the highest floor and come with an open terrace with views of the surroundings.

With more space to live in, it’s no wonder HDB maisonette flats remain in demand among home-buyers, with a significant number of executive maisonettes among the HDB flats that transacted for $1 million or more. That said, with careful searching on PropertyGuru, it's possible to find a handful going for less than $650,000.

More space also means more room to let your creative side out in designing your desired home. Need design inspiration for your abode? Check out our round-up of six beautiful maisonette flats for your home renovation project.

P.S. They're also all still up for sale at the time of writing!

1. 105 Jalan Rajah HDB Executive Maisonette

Living room
Living room

Price

$1,030,000

Size

1,615 sq ft (3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms)

Nearest MRT

Toa Payoh

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1983 (61 years left on lease)

With so much space, it might be tempting to clutter up one’s HDB maisonette with furniture, artwork, and decorative trinkets. But the owners of this executive maisonette know better. By opting for a ‘less is more’ aesthetic, their home looks and feels like a posh landed home thanks to its clean, stark lines and minimalist colour palette.

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Living room
Living room

The interior is dominated by sleek materials like steel and concrete, in neutral colours like white, taupe, and grey. To break up the monotony, there are splashes of black as a bold accent, such as in the sliding doors and ceiling track lights. Even the bathroom gives off five-star hotel feels.

Master bedroom toilet
Master bedroom toilet

To top it all off, this HDB maisonette is located in the desirable city fringe district of Balestier. Located between Toa Payoh and Novena MRT stations, it’s just minutes away from town by either car or MRT. Snap it up before someone else does.

Check out this HDB executive maisonette’s listing on PropertyGuru.

2. 1656 Woodlands Ring Road HDB Executive Maisonette

656 Woodlands Ring Road #132035136
656 Woodlands Ring Road #132035136

Price

$780,000

Size

1,539 sq ft (4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms)

Nearest MRT

Admiralty

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1997 (75 years left on lease)

This cleverly furnished HDB maisonette manages to look lived-in and comfortable, yet spacious and light at the same time. The magic is in the mirrors – the living area, kitchen, and bedrooms all boast mirrored walls, which create a light-filled home that feels inviting.

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656 Woodlands Ring Road #132035148
656 Woodlands Ring Road #132035148

In addition to lighting up the space, the abundant natural light also draws the eye to the colours and textures throughout the HDB maisonette, from the shaggy carpet to the marbled bedlinen to the lime green kitchen counters. The overall effect is playful and exuberant, yet calming at the same time.

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Located near Admiralty MRT station and Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub, this executive maisonette may not be very central, but it has no lack of amenities and public transport connections.

Check out this HDB executive maisonette’s listing on PropertyGuru.

3. 542 Serangoon North Avenue 4 HDB Executive Maisonette

542 Serangoon North Avenue 4 #130495818
542 Serangoon North Avenue 4 #130495818

Price

$999,999

Size

1,636 sq ft (5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms)

Nearest MRT

Serangoon North (upcoming)

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1991 (70 years left on lease)

The centrepiece of this HDB executive maisonette is the stunning, modern light fixture hanging over the staircase. (A little reminiscent of the Kinetic Rain sculpture in Changi Airport, don’t you think?) It’s probably not something you can pull off in a regular, single-storey HDB flat!

Light fixtures aside, this HDB maisonette is tastefully decked out with plush greys, dark wood, and lots of masculine steel and glass. We particularly like the wine and spirits bar tucked away under the stairs. Lit by recessed lights, it feels more like a sophisticated cocktail bar than an HDB flat.

542 Serangoon North Avenue 4 #130495829
542 Serangoon North Avenue 4 #130495829

This HDB maisonette is also one of the most spacious you can find in Singapore, with a whopping five bedrooms. Although not walking distance to any MRT station at the moment, it will become a lot more accessible when Serangoon North MRT on the Cross Island MRT line is completed in 2030.

Check out this HDB executive maisonette’s listing on PropertyGuru.

4. 512 Bukit Batok Street 52 HDB Executive Maisonette

Dining Area
Dining Area

Price

$750,000

Size

1,634 sq ft (4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms)

Nearest MRT

Bukit Gombak

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1986 (64 years left on lease)

The owners of this HDB maisonette in Bukit Batok have chosen to bisect their living space into two with a white brick statement wall. Complete with Scandinavian-chic furniture, indoor plants, cute lanterns, and plenty of natural light, this area is where the whole family can get together to dine, study, and play.

Gym / Workout Room
Gym / Workout Room

With no shortage of space, an HDB maisonette like this allows a young family to fully indulge in their hobbies and interests. They’ve even converted one of the bedrooms into a gym cum cat room.

Check out this HDB executive maisonette’s listing on PropertyGuru.

5. 115 Clementi Street 13 HDB Executive Maisonette

Two-Storey Executive Maisonette
Two-Storey Executive Maisonette

Price

$950,000

Size

1,582 sq ft (3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms)

Nearest MRT

Clementi

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1984 (62 years left on lease)

Though undoubtedly high-maintenance, this HDB maisonette shows us how visually impactful an all-white, minimalist interior can be. With its colours and textures pared down to the bare minimum, the stark white living room looks simply massive, akin to that of a sprawling landed home.

The all-white theme continues into the kitchen, where the sleek lines and brushed chrome kitchen fittings invite you to don your best lab coat and conduct culinary experiments.

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This pristine-looking HDB maisonette is located near Sunset Way, a peaceful spot some distance away from the bustling Clementi central. It’s also close enough to Ulu Pandan Park Connector and the Rail Corridor to excite any nature lovers looking for a home.

Check out this HDB executive maisonette’s listing on PropertyGuru.

6. 585 Pasir Ris Street 53 HDB Executive Maisonette

585 Pasir Ris Street 53 #129671292
585 Pasir Ris Street 53 #129671292

Price

$946,000

Size

1,634 sq ft (4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms)

Nearest MRT

Pasir Ris

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1994 (72 years left on lease)

Ever wanted to live in a rustic log cabin in, say, the Canadian Rockies? Looking at the jaw-dropping living space in this HDB maisonette, it’s hard to believe this home is in a Pasir Ris HDB estate. This all-wood treatment might make a regular HDB flat feel claustrophobic, but in an ultra-spacious executive maisonette like this, it only feels cosy.

The adjacent dining space is no less flamboyant. Its bold green textured walls (and ceiling!) evoke lush forests, while the rough-hewn wooden table echoes the log cabin aesthetic in the living space.

585 Pasir Ris Street 53 #129671288
585 Pasir Ris Street 53 #129671288

Unlike living in an actual mountain lodge, this HDB maisonette offers much more convenience. Just five minutes’ walk away is Pasir Ris MRT station and White Sands shopping mall, where you can find all manner of amenities and modern comforts.

Check out this HDB executive maisonette’s listing on PropertyGuru.

More FAQs about HDB Maisonette Flats in Singapore

How Do HDB Maisonette Flats Compare to Regular HDB Flats?

HDB maisonette flats are more spacious, feature a two-storey layout, and usually come with at least three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a balcony.

How Much Do HDB Maisonette Flats Cost on Average?

Due to their rarity, design and larger space, and depending on the area and whether it is a penthouse unit, maisonettes typically cost more than regular HDB flats.

Are HDB Maisonette Flats a Good Choice?

Couples who desire privacy or large families who need more space may find maisonettes attractive, however these apartments tend to have shorter leases so it is wise to check the remaining years a maisonette flat has before committing to a purchase.

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