About the House
Allenby House at 40 Petain presents a pared down mid-century modern take on the interior. Clean silhouettes of the steel and rattan furniture marry form and function, allowing them to be lightweight and mobile.
The black details of the furnishing and granite floor give a modern look and feel, interjected with textures and just a dash of print and colour to liven up the space. Keeping accessories and ornaments to a minimum, we opted for greenery and a statement art piece for the walls.
This is an iconic and beautifully conserved Late-style shophouses along Petain Road. While the facades feature ornamental European architectural styles and motifs of the East, the interiors are an eclectic mix of styles that feel unique and personal.
About the Neighbourhood
Diversity at every corner.
Petain Road is located at the cusp of Little India and Jalan Besar. Home to people of diverse ages, ethnicities, abilities, and nationalities, it’s a colourful district during the day and the night. As one member said, “When you walk out the door, there are three different directions and three different experiences. Straight ahead is the buzz of Little India. To the left is the hipster area of Jalan Besar. And to the right is the relatively quiet and residential streets of Farrer Park.”