Brutally honest confession, I love beautiful house designs and looking at house photos in the Internet from sites like ArchDaily, Architizer, and Pinterest, who doesn’t?

My husband and I are on a mission, we are planning to remodel our house next year and we have been doing a lot of research for house renovation ideas. It was partly inspired by the TV programmes from HGTV; Property Brothers, House Hunters Asia, House Hunters Renovations, and Fixer Upper.

Before we come to that, we were actually looking at purchasing another property for this re-modeling project, scouring the next potential house for sale around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Unfortunately, prices of house in KL has been sky-rocketing high in the past few years and so we may have to shift down our gears and perhaps looking at re-modeling our current house instead.

Then, we were looking for some inspirations from other house renovation projects in Malaysia and hence I decided to share the 10 houses that are quite impressive and beautifully built in Malaysia. If you have any other interesting projects, please do share with me!

House No. 1: Less is more – The 23 Terrace

Architect: DTLM
Location: Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI), Kuala Lumpur

Front Porch

Front Porch – source

Front Porch of the house: Looks like the best of its class among the neighbours but wait till you see the interior, you will be even more impressed.

Living Room

Living Room – source

Living Room: Very open space. They revealed the bricks in the living room as their feature wall. Plaster ceiling is common in most of the houses in Malaysia and this house has choose to leave their ceiling with just bare concrete. It still looks great, giving a visual of high ceiling and bigger space. Plus, they have a Big Ass Fan too! (My hubby is fanatic about this and looks forward to have this in our new house!) Their fixtures are simple and nice, not too overly done. Everything looks good at it’s place.

Find out more – source

House No. 2: Contemporary Bungalow – The Hillside Bungalow House

Interior Designer: Interlink Design Solutions
Location: Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur

Front Porch

Front Porch

House for sale!
Husband and I was driving to look for houses for sale in Taman Desa in Klang Valley and passed by to this same house! Coincidentally, we found the house design online too. It is now for sale for RM6.5 million. It is to expensive for us, we can’t afford. Any interested buyers?

Find out more: source

Garden

Garden – source

The house was built to maximise natural light along the entire length of the house.

Living Room

Living Room – source

House No. 3: The Terasek House

Designer: JTJ Design
Location: Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

I believe that this is a 2 storey house that has been demolished and rebuilt to 3 storeys high. A very open plan concept, high ceilings, plenty of natural light with some industrial design feel.

Living Room

Living Room – source

Staircase

Staircase – source

Kitchen

Kitchen

The original look

The original look

Find out more: source

House No. 4: Terrace House

Architect: Design Atelier Sdn. Bhd.
Location: Sg. Buloh, Selangor

Look at how this 22X75 feet terrace house is transformed into a cozy home. They have a traditional courtyard that brings more light into the house. It is also an open plan concept, connecting living room, dining room and kitchen together.

Front View

Front View – source

Living Room

Living Room – source

Couryard

Couryard – source

Find out more – source

House No. 5: The ‘Labyrinth’ House – Ittka House

Architect: Fabian Tan
Location: Kuala Lumpur

I call it the Labyrinth house because it resembles a maze house. It has an interesting layout where the kitchen, dining area, and living room are on the upper floor, quite unconventional in Malaysia. The house is designed with internal spaces that feel more like outdoor spaces. 2 of their bedrooms located on ground floor are furnished with 2 large sliding doors each room that can be opened up to a central courtyard-style space where a small tree is planted.

Bedroom1

Bedroom with two big sliding panels – source

Living Room on the upper floor

Living Room on the upper floor – source

Courtyard

Courtyard – source

Front view

Front view

Find out more – source

House No. 6: The Deck House

Architect: Choo Gim Wah Architect
Location: Janda Baik, Pahang

This is a pretty huge house located in Janda Baik, Pahang (close to Bukit Tinggi). It is surrounded by the nature. There is a number of people asking if this house is for rent as it looks like a luxury guest house. This house is not for rent, it is a private home. Have a look. 🙂

Its designed by Choo Gim Wah, from the comments in the source article someone mentioned that this is Jimmy Choo’s daugther, well done!

Living Room

Living Room

Side view

Side view

Find out more – source

House No. 8: Jungle House (The Cocoon 17)

Architect: GSD Architect
Location: Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

Tropical-themed bungalow nestled in the upper scale Bukit Damansara in KL. This house is built with trees around the house and plants hanging down the walls to create a cooling effect and it is environmentally friendly.

The house cocooned in a forest garden.

The house cocooned in a forest garden – source

The house looking inwards into the courtyard swimming pool.

The house looking inwards into the courtyard swimming pool – source

The living room from the kitchen.

The living room from the kitchen – source

Bedroom

Bedroom – source

For more pictures and info: click here

House No. 9: Clay Roof House

Architect: DTLM
Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor

This was a dilapidated old house. They discovered that this old house has good quality Indian clay roof tiles, hence the architect decided to apply it as a façade screen to reduce the morning and afternoon sun. The roof tiles were carefully removed, stored and reused. Vertical steel rods were designed to hold the clay tiles whilst allowing free movement to swivel and turn. Brilliant idea, isn’t it?

Adjustable roof tiles

Adjustable roof tiles

The interior

The interior

Movable roof tiles connected with steel

Operable roof tiles connected with steel rods

Front View with facade screen of recycled roof tiles

Front View with facade screen of recycled roof tiles

Find out more: source

House No. 10: Concrete House

Architect: Eleena Jamil
Location: Sepang, Selangor

The external of this house looks unfinished at one glance but if you look closely, this houses’ external design beat the odds of many conventional houses out there. Every single detail and effort that was applied made this a masterpiece that will surely make heads turn.

Front view

Front view – source

Living Room

Living Room – source

Staircase

Staircase – source

Patio overlooking pool

Patio overlooking pool – source

Find out more: source

We are surprise that some of these houses that we browsed through were flip & flop properties and some are even on AirBnb. Thats all for now, hope you enjoyed this. Again, please do not hesitate to share if you have any interesting house that are in Malaysia.

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