SUM OF ALL ITS PARTS
While the interior and architectural stability of a home is infinitely significant, ParkCity Group and CapitaLand’s Park Regent development is proof in the pudding that a successful project is both, and more.
Park Regent in Desa ParkCity is proof in the pudding that a home is more than just the building.
Nestled in the heart of Desa ParkCity’s sprawling 473 acres of grounds, Park Regent by the Water is the joint brainchild of ParkCity Group and CapitaLand; a shining beacon of country life just a stone’s throw and a hopskip away from the exciting Kuala Lumpur life. With a take-up rate of 80% to date, it is clear to see that the developer has more than delivered exactly what the urban community expects of life: the blurring of lines between nature and the home.
From the get go, it was clearer than day that the developers were here to play ball. Huge talent was brought in to realise the Park Regent by the Water that had been envisioned, planned, proposed. And so, the task of planning and developing architecture and interiors both fell to Architect, founder, and principal of Serie Architects Christopher Lee, and Celebrity Interior designer Peter Tay. While the former boasts a broad and impressive array of accolades ranging from awards (Lee was named BD Young Architect of the Year, and one among 20 Essential Young Architects in the World), the latter has seen an equal amount of success, with projects completed for star-studded names the likes of Wang Leehom, Zhang Zi Yi, Stephanie Sun, and Zoey Tay. As far as aesthetics go, the pairing of both Lee and Tay more than evokes feelings of refinement, class, and elegance.
The goal was simple: The developers had in mind a development that brought back the simple luxuries of a good life, those lost in translation in the rapidfire modernisation of today’s homes.
The units at Park Regent subvert this contemporary trait by bringing back essential storage spaces for brooms, yards for drying clothes in the sun, and large balconies where one might fit furnishings apropos for a day’s worth of lounging. All this, naturally, falls into place in the quietude of natural surroundings, waterfront living, and lush greenery, essentially bringing the outdoors, in.
To do this, the designers incorporated multiple open points into every unit, and angled the balconies so as to maximise the play of natural light within. Cascading towers were erected so as to cradle the artificial hill, creating a cocooning sense of intimacy within the units. Such gives way to sense of enclosure that defines the open space and frames the vista onto the lake. This genius solution also serves to free up views, allowing for the developers to create green terraces to promote natural ventilation and unrivalled flow of light.
On a macro scale, the development is sheathed in the beautiful designs of Tay’s creative mind; while the celebrated Interior Designer did, indeed, design both show units, his work will also feature prominently in the communal spaces such as the portecochère, lift lobby, corridors, and the residents’ club. Within the show units, Tay’s iconic use of reflective surfaces rises to the forefront, and it is with mirrors, high-gloss ceilings, and treated steel that the designer celebrates the idea of duality. And with full-height windows and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, each unit is afforded panoramic views of nature beyond: a lush treat for the senses.
But of course, it isn’t merely what’s within that makes a house the perfect forever home; indeed, while the developers do indeed place much importance on the interiors, as well as on the actual architecture of the project, much of Park Regent’s success is owed to the high standards of its surrounding township. Indeed, with a keen sense of commitment to going the extra mile for the quality of life of homeowners within the Desa ParkCity district, the developers have seen to it that amenities, landscaping, and well-monitored environs are readily available. Public assets like roads are privately managed, while sustainable initiatives like stormwater draining, rainwater harvesting, composting, transplanting, and bio lake cleaning are heavily invested upon. A great deal of planning goes into this little slice of heaven, and a sense of community fostered with ease. And at the heart of it all: a desire to provide, and to improve, to bring the fastpaced society of today into the warming serenity of nature’s embrace.
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BELOW Peter Tay (left) and Christopher Lee’s design vision abound in the property.