This wild, otherworldly architecture is the backdrop for a futuristic yet traditional house that is as eclectic as KL itself. Parisian interior and product designer Patrick Jouin and partner Sanjit Manku, a Kenyan-born Canadian architect , designed the mammoth residence and reception suites for three generations of a prominent Chinese-Malaysian family. Grandparents, parents, and seven children ranging in age from 10 to 22 have the run of three floors comprising nine bedrooms, living and family areas, Westernstyle and open-air Chinese kitchens, an outdoor breakfast terrace, a formal library, a game room, and a swimming pool. A pair of guest suites is housed in a semi-detached boomerang-shape wing that’s cantilevered out over the hillside. Sweeping terraces, filled with gardens and shady spots for afternoon tea, surround the residence.

Interior Designer

Agence Jouin Manku



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Photo Credit

Roland Halbe