Blessed with acres of verdant greenery and sparkling lakes, Bandar Tasik Puteri is an integrated township that represents an escape from the stresses of daily life. Although this was what drew them to live here in the first place, a resident of this development wished for their bungalow to be the ultimate retreat. As such, they recruited the inD’finity Design team to turn their residence into a space that was both home and haven. The team embraced its task to the fullest, reimagining not only the interior of the abode but the exterior as well.
Firstly, the façade of this modern house was spiced up with several shiny gold fins that help it subtly distinguish itself in the neighbourhood. Adding to this effect are the old-fashioned ventilation blocks and red-brick sections that make up select parts of the outside walls. As the homeowner is someone who frequently has guests over but also values their privacy, a staircase leading to the first floor was built into the side of the structure. This enables visitors to access the formal social space there directly without setting foot into the owner’s personal living quarters.
Connected to the main residence by a short covered walkway, a one-storey ‘mansion’ serves as a retreat within a retreat. The decision to style it in such a way that it resembles a rustic cottage complete with horizontal wood panels covering one side only serves to accentuate this impression. Housed here are the AV room and the gym room which has a clear view of the swimming pool and outdoor activities area thanks to its large glass door and windows.
Not to be outdone, the main house itself boasts an interior that is a perfect blend of modern, light industrial and European chic concepts. While most areas have a clean-cut aesthetic and a primarily neutral palette, carefully selected elements give each of them a touch of uniqueness that sets them apart from the rest. Standouts include a fascinating combination of steel grating and timber grain patterns as well as mosaic economy tiling work with coloured grouting. Meanwhile, specific places such as the formal living and powder rooms have a much more glamorous and classy appearance that will certainly impress guests.
Additionally, practicality and functionality especially in terms of space usage were the main priorities as part of the primary goal of enhancing the residents’ quality of life. This focus on space planning was predominantly emphasised in the dining area, day kitchen and outdoor terrace but for the purposes of encouraging social interactions between family members, guests or a combination of the two.
Inside the retreat, the AV room is a visual feast in its own right thanks to the irregularly- proportioned blue and yellow chevron pattern decorating the wall behind the television. However, the focal point of the main home is undoubtedly the eye-catching koi pond which is located underneath the floating staircase and visually connects the indoor and outdoor sections of the house. Large wide glass doors that can slide fully open create the impression of the interior and exterior seamlessly blending together, significantly magnifying the abode’s sense of spaciousness. Last but not least, an effective self-regenerating aerobic and anaerobic microorganism technology provides the koi pond with crystal-clear odourless water, ensuring it is always clean and beautiful.