Black And White Houses
For Rent In Singapore

Enjoy fully-furnished B&W House rentals and all-inclusive, flexible leases in prime central locations

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What is a boutique home?

Your very own move-in ready furnished rental in a black and white house within the trendiest neighbourhoods.

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.

Figment offers you a thoughtful take on boutique living in Singapore.

Inspired by local art, design, and architecture, we handpick black and white houses in vibrant neighbourhoods and offer them as wonderfully furnished boutique homes for your fuss-free stay.

Why Rent With Figment?

Room To Breathe

In the era of social distancing: Your own rental, your own bathroom, on your very own floor

Freedom & Flexibility

Just a three-month minimum contract with a month-to-month lease thereafter

All-inclusive Living

Leave it to us: Weekly cleaning and prompt maintenance, all included

Live Like A Local

Delight in the distinctive designs of seletar black and white houses that celebrate Singapore's history

Sustainable Development

Historic redevelopment conserves built heritage; architectural salvage offers decor with a story

Prime Central Singapore

Only the best black and white apartments for rent right in the heart of the city

Fancy a Shophouse Tour?

“I've had the privilege of staying in one of Singapore’s most beautiful heritage shophouses, and I finally get to give you all a tour on this huge minimalist house.”

- Georgia Caney, Figment Member

Go on a shophouse tour with Georgia Caney as she shares her experience with shophouse living in Canvas House.

What Our Members Are Saying

A fantastic B&W house experience

"A fantastic B&W house experience. Better than an SLA property rental for sure."

Shruti, Entrepreneur

Beautiful building & decor

"Can't get enough of the beautiful building and decor inside the house."

Charlotte, Brand Marketer

Successful community building

"Figment Black and Whites demonstrate how great and successful building a community can be."

Colin, Design Director

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our Rental Guide To Studios For Rent in Singapore

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.

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Handpick a Figment boutique home that suits your personality.

Enquire With Us

Once you’re ready, just get in touch and we’ll help connect you to your new B&W.

Get Settled In

Time to move in! Our Figment concierge is there to assist you throughout your stay.

Build Memories

You’re now a member! Attend events, make new friends and enjoy your new home.

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