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Saturday, March 22, 2008

An 'anggun' project -- L&H to build 6 bungalows in Damansara Heights

ANGGUN at Damansara Heights comprises six triple-storey bungalow houses nestled on about an acre along Jalan Dungun. Although there have been little publicity about the development by way of advertisement, two of the six houses have been sold.

The X factor of this project is its location and its concept. The project is minutes away from Bangsar and about equal distance between Petaling Jaya and the city. The second factor is the possibility of it being guarded. Two of the six houses are served by a single entrance and exit. The remaining four can be accessed by a second entrance. Essentially, the six houses hug a slope.

The development will be tropical with lots of glass to bring in the light, says William Wong.

Anggun is developed by L&H Property Development Sdn Bhd, the main shareholder in Tetap Tiara Sdn Bhd which developed Jaya One in Petaling Jaya.

Priced from RM5.8mil to RM9.3mil, Anggun is pretty much a niche and boutique development.

This means considerable attention has been paid to details and overall quality and finishing.

Featuring high-pitched roof with wide overhangings, courtyards and lavish landscapes, there are five designs located on this triangular land opposite the Lagenda condominium.

The smallest unit is on 6,000 sq ft with a built-up of 5,800 sq ft while the largest is on 10,000 sq ft and a built-up of 9,300 sq ft.

L&H executive director William Wong says the overall feel of the development is tropical with lots of glass to bring in the light.

Originally planned for a low-rise condominium, Wong says the freehold individually titled project was re-conceptualised in 2002/03. Four of the six units come with lap pool. All six come with lifts and security features.

Wong says the land was purchased in 1998 at RM170 per sq ft. Today, land prices in that location have tripled.

They paid about RM8mil for it. The cost of construction is RM350 per sq ft including consultancy fees.

Wong says his father Wong Chee Kooi, who retired from SP Setia Bhd, has a hand in the project.

“L&H actually stands for Lam and Hon, my name and my brother’s name. We are both in property development. My father is training me to run this project on my own.

“There are, after all, only six houses, not 60. Because of its niche and high-end element, he felt it was a good place to start. He has always stressed that high-end means more than just good detailing or finishes. The workmanship must be good, if not superb.

The design and layout must be functional, yet pleasing and fluid,” says Wong.

And so there is the onyx-featured wall in some units and spectacular stone works in others.

“This is our pet project. We started with a raw piece of land and although there is a slope, we have pretty much kept to the original land profile, hence the two entrances,” says Wong.

There is no equivalent English word for “Anggun”, which means beauty. It is more frequently used in Indonesian Malay than locally.

“With such a name and with so much put into this boutique-size project, quality and the best of detailing will be there. When we designed the house, we have thought of every possible use in terms of space. The man of the house would put greater emphasis on the study, the living area and the master bedroom. For the woman, it would be the kitchen and storage space.”

Blending functionality, aesthetic and space, Anggun will be ready by the end of this year. The project started in the first quarter of 2007.

Other projects by L&H include 70 units of 3-storey garden terraced housing and 104 units condovillas at Sierramas Hills (completed in 2005) and the commercial development Jaya One.

By The Star (by Thean Lee Cheng)

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