Live The Dream In Singapore Black And White Houses

Flexible, furnished B&W houses with an instant community in central locations

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What is a Boutique Home™?

Your artfully furnished rental within a black and white house in central locations.

We know looking for black and white bungalows for rent can be stressful for you, with tiny, cookie-cutter SLA rental options and a whole lot of hassle from agents.

Inspired by local art and architecture, Figment curates heritage shophouses in the trendiest neighbourhoods. We design them as well-appointed rooms and apartments for your fuss-free rental.

Our commitment to arts-based placemaking means we draw on arts and culture to reimagine our homes as the heart of our local communities.

At Figment, home is where the art is.

Why Rent A Boutique Home?

Embassy House Membership

Enjoy free access to our members-only 'homespace' and creative community

Social & Cultural Impact

10% of rental proceeds supports local creators with commissions & residencies

Room To Breathe

Your own studio, your own bathroom, your own floor in a huge 3000ft² shophouse

Convenient & Flexible

Sign flexible monthly contracts for central locations minutes from public transport

Fuss-Free Comfort

Weekly cleaning, prompt maintenance, free on-site laundry & high-speed WiFi

Feel Shophouse-proud

Stay inspired with distinctive architecture, handpicked furniture & curated artworks

Welcome To Embassy House

You’re invited to join the Figment community’s ‘living-room-away-from-home’.

Meet new friends and friends of friends over takeout and drinks.

For this month only, all new members will receive 6 months of free, complimentary membership to our newly launched Embassy House.

What Our Members Are Saying

Spacious, flexible, and fuss-free living

"I've found Figment's Black & White Homes to be great for flexible and fuss-free living. Shophouses being more spacious than condos of the same price was an added bonus."

Shruti, Tech Entrepreneur

Community of open-minded professionals

"I enjoyed a warm welcome from Figment's community of open minded, well-travelled professionals. It made all the difference as a new expat in Singapore."

Charlotte, Brand Manager

A design-led Singaporean home

"I’m glad to have experienced living in a design-led Singaporean home. It fulfilled my sense of adventure - off the beaten track of cookie-cutter condo living."

Colin, Design Director

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our Rental Guide To Studios For Rent in Singapore

What’s included in the rental rate?

You get a furnished room or apartment that’s move-in ready. WiFi, utilities, and weekly cleaning of the common areas are all included. We’ll also provide one free set of bedding and towels, basic household essentials and a welcome gift bag. Your rent includes use of shared laundry, kitchen facilities, living and dining areas. New members also enjoy free access to our members-only ‘living-room-away-from-home’, Embassy House.

What type of social life can I expect?

We hope you’ll get to know your fellow housemates as soon as you move in. The Embassy House is a members-only ‘homespace’ for you to meet the Figment community. You're also invited to our curated events. Think private dining with local chefs or book-binding classes hosted by independent creatives. Through these events, we hope you’ll get to know more Figment members from other homes.

Tell me more about the Figment member community!

You will be joining a creative community of open-minded, well-travelled professionals. Creative souls from diverse backgrounds in tech, finance, design, and other knowledge industries. Although most members are in their thirties, many are in their sixties and seventies! Rather than our age though, what matters is our shared appreciation of art and culture. It helps to bring a sense of adventure going off the beaten track of cookie-cutter condo living.

Isn’t this just coliving with others?

Not so much, this is Figment’s vision of shared housing for grown-ups. We are not slicing and dicing apartments into cages just to stuff two hundred people into a building. With Figment you always have room to breathe. Socialise as much as you like, or choose to retire to your private studio within a huge 3000ft² shophouse.

Can I work in the common area?

Most definitely. We think you'd figure out a nice arrangement with your housemates if they would also like to work there.

Does Figment offer any health and fitness amenities?

We provide you with 11 free monthly credits for ClassPass that lets you access top-rated gyms, fitness studios, and other amenities within your neighbourhood. Step out of your shophouse and get to know your vibrant historical neighbourhood while supporting your local gyms and fitness studios!

How do I book a stay?

Enquire with us by clicking the orange button on the top right. You would already need to know your budget and expected move-in date. We’ll give you a call within the next business day for us to get to know you better, followed by a viewing if you wish. You’ll be able to book on the spot if you like what you see.

How soon can I get a response to my inquiry?

We will get back to you within the next business day with the available studios on our end.

What is a black and white house in Singapore?

Singapore's black and white houses are typically colonial bungalows that were built between the late 19th century up until the pre-war era. The name came from the dark, almost-black timber beams and white-washed walls that were used in their construction. Many such homes are now managed as SLA properties for rent. To celebrate that heritage today, many other shophouses re-create that B&W look and feel.

Where are the black and white houses in Singapore?

Here are some Black and white enclaves worth knowing (many managed as SLA houses): Dempsey Road. Rochester Park. Portsdown Road. Gillman Barracks. Adam Park. Sembawang Park. Seletar Aerospace Park. And many more! Part of the fun is exploring these tropical neighborhoods replete with colonial properties.

Are there other types of conservation houses in Singapore?

In additional to colonial Black and White bungalows, shophouses—a heritage source of delightful nostalgia—are a prevalent building typology in Singapore's architectural vernacular. They are normally narrow terraced houses built in the Southern Chinese style, with a sheltered 'five foot way' at the front of the house.

Is it better to rent or buy a house in Singapore?

Buying a house involves a large financial commitment that many people end up working their entire lives to pay off. Renting a home with Figment as the direct owner requires a much smaller financial outlay, especially for the short-term as you will not have to cough up the cash on a huge downpayment, and you will not be in mortgage debt for the rest of your life!

How do I rent a black and white house in Singapore?

Have a look at our rental guides for coliving spaces as well as studio apartments for more information!

Can I rent a black and white house in Singapore as a foreigner?

According to the Council for Estate Agencies, to rent property in Singapore, you need to be a Singapore citizen or permanent resident. Non-citizens may rent if they hold an employment or work permit like an S-pass, a student pass, dependent pass or long term social visit pass. That said, even with foreigners holding legal residence, the problem is that most Singapore landlords may not be too pleased with a month-to-month lease agreement and would typically require at least a 1 or 2 year contract. Figment provides a much-needed. flexible alternative for B&W rentals with flexible lease terms and a 1-month notice period.

Are you ready to live the dream?

Experience shophouse living with a readymade community on flexible leases in prime locations.

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