House with a his­tory

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Spaces - Seg­mented arches and flared col­umn bases (above) and quirky roof dec­o­ra­tion (left).

at the build­ing’s col­umn bases, which are flared and stepped. This makes the col­umns look more grounded and solid.

Mix of win­dow de­signs and tex­tured green glass: The ground­floor win­dows have di­a­mond-shaped frames, while those on the sec­ond floor have a mix of di­a­mond- and square-shaped frames. Most build­ings usu­ally stick to the same win­dow de­sign through­out.

The tex­tured green glass helps cut out the glare of the trop­i­cal sun.

Coils at roof cor­ners: The curved cop­per coils at the cor­ner of the roof are pre­dom­i­nantly a dec­o­ra­tive fea­ture, says Loy. It is a quirky and in­ter­est­ing orig­i­nal fea­ture of the house. – The Straits Times/Asia News Net­work

The un­usual mix of win­dow de­signs. Note the tex­tured green glass in the panes. — Pho­tos: ST

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