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Five fabulous examples of luxury condo living at its finest

Condo living has become a choice rather than a necessity for many, especially with the availability of thoughtfully designed and exclusive condo developments in the Klang Valley. Read on for our favourite five.

1. A Parisian chic penthouse in Subang Jaya

In suburban Subang Jaya, Penang-based Nevermore Group had transformed a sprawling penthouse into a home full of hidden details and chic statements for a young couple with two children.

The designers settled on a contemporary Parisian concept with dark wood accents to ensure the space felt warm and welcoming while retaining an elegant ambience. 

Art and craft are celebrated in grand style throughout the penthouse. The sense of arrival was created from the foyer, reconfigured to correct some layout errors and allowed for the inclusion of a feature cabinet with a hidden door adorned with a commissioned artwork painted on the door itself.

In keeping with the refined Parisian feel, material choices were carefully curated with precious stones such as Arabescato Orobico marble and Bookmatch Dyna beige marble from Italy, Obama wood grain marble in leather finish and stainless steel sheets of champagne gold PVD coating.

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2. A minimalist condo inspired by cave-dwelling

Apart from its exclusive facilities and amenities, many of the units in Banyan Tree Residences in downtown Kuala Lumpur feature a stunning 180-degree view of the KL skyline.

This was what drew Morphe Design to this project; in fact, this panorama of modernity further informed the design concept. Described as City Escape in the Cave, the designers wanted the clients to experience a contrasting lifestyle within the apartment walls, a serene space shielded from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

A key feature of this concept is the 'cave tunnel', which starts from the foyer and flows into an open concept living area and spacious dining layout.

Surrounded by a stone-finished feature wall, the space is populated with unique soft furnishing settings including a life-sized polar bear lying on the sofa and a Smart mist fireplace.

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3. A penthouse inspired by luxury hotels

Although left vacant for 13 years, Red Panda Design Studio turned this sprawling penthouse in Shah Alam from a dark, poorly planned space into a home filled with natural light.

To this end, long-lasting hardwood timber flooring was installed and, whenever possible, windows were enlarged, and brick walls were substituted with glass to bring in as much natural lighting into the interior as possible. 

 

The overall design inspiration came from the client's memories of the luxurious environment in 5-star hotels, which the client enjoyed staying in whenever the opportunity arose. 

Luxurious details evoke this, such as marble deployed as feature walls in the living and dining rooms and a stainless steel feature wall in hairline finish designed to evoke a calming water effect.

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4. A Kuala Lumpur duplex inspired by Manhattan lofts

The home of Interlink Design Solutions founder James Yong, this bright and airy duplex in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is the designer's ode to Manhattan lofts.

A generous 3,960 sq ft spread over two floors, its 6.5m double volume ceiling in the living area is a highlight and lends itself to the overall concept.To further open up the space, the designer removed the wall between the living hall and dining area to create an impactful 12.5m length of spacious view between the two areas. The dry kitchen wall was also demolished to have an open concept kitchen design.

Populating this expanse was Yong's extensive collection of modern designer furniture, oriental antiques and art frames which needed to be incorporated seamlessly into the design. 

The designer took a mix and matched approach with a curated selection of well-known Italian designer furniture, accented with selected Flos Italy decorative lighting.

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5. A luxurious apartment with a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur

Located in Foster & Partners’ The Troika, this architectural masterpiece inspired Luxe Interior’s meticulously crafted project showcasing the owner’s impeccable taste in design and art.

The large apartment had a spectacular view of the city which was always top of mind when the designers planned the space. This and the importance he placed on his art collection and a love for fine Italian furniture. 

Keeping the design elements within the space clean and in neutral tones could highlight the focal pieces, such as the artwork and Italian furniture. Furthermore, modern design elements were incorporated to create a space befitting its surroundings.

Luxurious materials were favoured, including a polished finish floor, large-cut Volakas marble and Consentino Stone in the kitchen.

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