Top on the list of priorities among discerning property buyers has always been about security whether the home costs RM1 million or RM10 million (S$400,000 or S$4 million).
Therefore, despite all the re-hashed ideas of New Age living focusing on the Green precepts of ecology and environmentalism, property owners still want to feel secure and safe in their own homes.
Nevermind the trendy idea of bringing the outdoors inside or having a spacious "lanai" or an open-living concept. With all the disturbing news about home invasion and kidnap cases even in the poshest residential neighbourhoods in Kuala Lumpur, can you fault property buyers who want a fortress-like home with all the latest security gadgets and still boasts of leading a stylish lifestyle?
Well, if your budget is between RM8mil to RM9mil, you can opt for the latest and perhaps, the most stylish, exclusive and secure homes on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur yet. Award-winning property developer Yee Seng Heights Sdn Bhd has just launched a limited series of five luxury houses in its Gita Bayu enclave in Seri Kembangan with a gross development value of about RM40mil.
While snobs may sneer at the mention of Seri Kembangan (formerly known as Serdang New Village) but there is no denying that Gita Bayu does have some of the nicest houses that money can buy and the greenest terrain around with old rubber trees still standing.
Established in 1996 by Yee Seng Heights Sdn Bhd, Gita Bayu was formerly a rubber estate that spanned 47ha (118 acres). Planned as a low-density development, Gita Bayu currently accommodates:
200 bungalow lots (540sq m to 1,776sq m / 5,812sq ft to 19,117sq ft) 100 townhouse units (118sq m to 173sq m / 1,270sq ft to 1,860sq ft) 31 "cluster-bungalow" garden villas (296sq m to 407sq m / 3,187sq ft to 4,381sq ft) 54 "hill villas" condominium and bungalow units (275sq m to 367sq m / 2,960sq ft to 3,950sq ft).
With a newly-completed show unit available for inspection, the Quintet houses will certainly reflect style and sophistication barring design interference from the eventual owners.
Designed by Kuala Lumpur-based architect Gregory Dall from Pentago Studios working painstakingly with expatriate interior designer Nick Proud of RDM Design, the triple-level show house has many design plusses with only one or two perceivable minuses to it.
The interior design scheme is indeed attractive especially for the texture, colour scheme, tasteful decorative accessories and the gorgeous flooring and wall finish.