Canvas Hill Residence / Choo Gim Wah Architect

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Canvas Hill Residence / Choo Gim Wah Architect Photographs Save this picture!© Lawrence Choo+ 41Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Architects: Choo Gim Wah Architect Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Canvas Hill Residence / Choo Gim Wah ArchitectSave this projectSaveCanvas Hill Residence / Choo Gim Wah Architect Projects CopyGallery, Houses•Bentong, Malaysia Area:  1031 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Gallery ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  2019 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe, GNG Tiles, Johnson Suisse, Trimble Navigation, YTL CementArchitect In Charge:Choo Gim WahLead Designer:Liew Yit MengTechnical Designer:Tung Chee QuanEngineering:Ng & Ng Consult Sdn BhdText:Nizar MusaCity:BentongCountry:MalaysiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lawrence ChooRecommended ProductsUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. The Canvas Hill Residence, its name, a combination of a painter’s medium and the sloping Janda Baik site, reflects the spirit of the homeowner – a renowned local artist – that on many levels intuits its use and genius loci within a modern yet traditional-infused architectural proposition.Save this picture!© Lawrence ChooSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Lawrence ChooThe site’s naturally flat crest atop a 7m-high knoll proffered a datum that architect Choo Gim Wah would leverage on. “The design I envisioned was a courtyard by the slope, framed by two pavilions. It had to be direct, bold, strong. Yet, it also needed to be light. “So we thought of the traditional Chinese courtyard residence, or siheyuan, but with three sides where an infinity pool forms the enclosing fourth side.”Save this picture!© Lawrence ChooThe courtyard, seen through the house’s moon-gate entrance, is ostensibly defined by the residence’s pavilions that frame the picturesque horizon beyond. Of the two, the main dwelling-cum-art-spaces is the larger edifice; layered with cantilevered decks and flying roof, the three-storey pavilion manages to effortlessly project off the sloping terrain. The second more diminutive guest pavilion, though visibly grounded, retains a similar language. The scheme as a whole is overtly linear, but is skillfully manipulated to elicit the necessary lightness and dramatic effect desired for such a prominent site.Save this picture!© Lawrence ChooWithin the main pavilion, the residence’s three modes – private, semi-private and public – are negotiated via stacking. As a family home, the pavilion’s basement and first floors house the semi-private spaces; living and dining areas are gallery-like in their open-plan configuration, exposed to both courtyard and the 2.1m-wide cantilevered timber deck with a view of Genting Highlands. The second-floor family room and bedrooms are likewise encircled by a deck, connected to the level below through a steel staircase.Save this picture!© Lawrence ChooSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Lawrence ChooAn outdoor patio beneath the first floor deck serves as the artist’s workspace. Its 3m-high ceiling invites natural illumination ideal for producing artwork, simultaneously shielded from inclement weather by the generous overhang above. The art gallery directly adjoins the workspace, and features both the artist’s works and his private collection. Open to periodic viewing, the space represents Canvas Hill’s public program, accessible by a dedicated entryway and guest parking at a lower platform separate from the home entrance.Save this picture!© Lawrence ChooIndoor temperatures remain surprisingly respectable, courtesy of the building’s axial orientation, the elevated climes and cooler air; high-level louvres like those of traditional kampung houses ventilate the pavilion even when doors and windows are closed. On hotter days, the decks and flying roof provide shade and cooling without necessitating air-conditioning, making the pavilion’s passive design an all-in-one solution.Save this picture!© Lawrence ChooSave this picture!Elevation 01Save this picture!© Lawrence ChooChengal is used in the decking, the hardwood ending warmth, durability and colour to the residence’s most distinctive features. Vertical strips of merbau are integrated into the steel columns, extending further the ambience of wood into the private areas. “It was definitely more adventurous (doing this design). What you see is what you get,” remarks Choo on the collage. “But coordinating all of it was very tough. You have the different materials which require different details, different methods of construction. Save this picture!© Lawrence ChooProject gallerySee allShow lessFerdows Villa / KRDS (Kourosh Rafiey Design Studio)Selected ProjectsPH M House / LOI ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share Malaysia Photographs:  Lawrence Choo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeChoo Gim Wah ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureMuseums & ExhibitGalleryResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookBentongMalaysiaPublished on September 29, 2020Cite: “Canvas Hill Residence / Choo Gim Wah Architect” 29 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Repairing for Returns: Attracting Homebuyers to Investments

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Previous: Fed’s Jerome Powell Says Economy Will Continue to Grow Next: October’s Foreclosure Volume High Point Home / Daily Dose / Repairing for Returns: Attracting Homebuyers to Investments Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News, Print Features In a market where the value for homes has increased dramatically and mortgage rates are low, it is important as an investor to make repairs to a home that will not only give a high return on investment, but also create a home that catches a buyer’s eye. Many renovated homes give the same “cookie-cutter” feel when everything in a home is replaced for a renovation. It is worth creating a unique home that appeals to that also includes energy efficient and salvaged materials. Every market may be different, and it could be valuable to consult with a real estate agent who knows the area well to assist with the local buyer demand in current trends. Renovation can be costly, so it is important to appeal to all sellers to be the last house on the market and the first one off and find the repairs that give the best return on investment.Starting With a Blank SlateInterior paint is a simple renovation that gives the home a clean blank slate for the new homeowner. Painting the home over in a neutral color that compliments the fixtures, cabinets, and flooring can brighten a home to appeal to more buyers. Paint colors can differ from buyer to buyer, while some may even make a home feel smaller and push away potentially interested buyers. With the interior paint, if the home has popcorn or textured ceilings, it may be worth the labor-intensive feat of scraping these popcorn ceilings. Many buyers in the current market believe popcorn ceilings make a home feel dated and removing these could be the push between buying and walking away if other homes in the market have been updated to flat ceilings.While interior paint is a minor repair, an investor or homeowner could add unique-ness to the home by using cost-friendly, salvaged materials to create interesting feature walls. An example could be using old barnwood for an accent wall in a dining or living room, or even using the old barnwood material for interesting casings throughout the home. Using repurposed wood for a new fireplace mantle or even giving brick fireplaces a German smear, or whitewash, can help give the home a facelift at a lower cost.Paying Attention to DetailThe easiest and most cost-effective improvements can be the minor repairs a home typically needs after it has been lived in for a while. Even if the home is only a few years old, a deep clean on all appliances, cabinets, and countertops can be conducive to making buyers feel this home is theirs from the moment they walk in. These items can be as simple as new toilets (or just toilet seats) with clean, matching bathroom fixtures, or even grouting and re-caulking all wet areas for a newer feel. Adding a few dimmer switches throughout have a low cost while adding an upscale ambience. These small repairs combined with matching outlets, switches, and cover plates or caulking the windows throughout, shows the buyer the house is fully move-in ready and they do not have to worry about these before they even unload their furniture. Additionally, updating the doorknobs and hinges to match throughout the property gives the home a finished and polished feel, especially when using desired finishes such as brushed nickel.When replacing light fixtures, use energy efficient products that have “provable” cost values are important to buyers in today’s market. These items would include LED light bulbs and water saving shower heads. Making properties green through renovation can be key in marketing while also updating the home to feel light and bright.Looking Long-termBuyers are also interested in seeing the repairs completed for items that are long-term. This includes appliances, roofing, HVAC, and potentially old fixtures throughout. If a roof or HVAC unit is within a year of its useful life, it may be worth replacing even if that is the only repair completed prior to selling the home. These are a few major repair items the buyer will not want to dish money out for only a year after purchasing the home. These also tend to be the repairs buyers are less capable of following on HGTV and completing a DIY project, so the reduced maintenance could be a big seller on an older home with bigger ticket items. If these items need to be replaced and are not, the buyer will usually want a credit to be able to complete these repairs once they own the property.The largest focus in most home renovations is the kitchen, and almost any homeowner will tell you they spend an incredible amount of time in this space, so having it be functional, beautiful, and cost-effective is a high priority for many home buyers. Kitchens are typically the most expensive room in the home to renovate with high ticket items such as cabinetry, countertops, and appliances. With the high cost of buying a home in the current market, most buyers are looking for a brand new, sleek kitchen to include white shaker style cabinets and a complimentary granite. However, if the cabinets are in good condition and only outdated, sanding and painting the cabinetry to the desired white color cuts huge costs as opposed to just replacing the cabinets. While this option is more labor-intensive, the price still comes in much lower than that of a complete new set. Continue refreshing the kitchen with new hardware for a finished look to the newly painted cabinets. If it is necessary to replace the cabinetry, consider adding a subway tile backsplash and floating shelves to save on the cost of upper cabinets. Homeowners can tastefully display their matching dinner sets on these shelves, while also adding personal touches to make the home their own.For the countertops, granite may be expected, but renovators could surprise buyers with a quartz or synthetic stone material. More great options include using a “butcher block” or a concrete countertop—even if just for the kitchen island to give the home a more unique feel. Replacing these worn out surfaces is typically very appealing to a buyer for the home to feel brand new.Flooring can easily make or break a living space. While the flooring doesn’t have to be unique, most homes with regular linoleum or sheet vinyl flooring have a feel of being older, and carpet areas can appear to be dirty and dated. Simply switching out old carpet for new carpet can be a breath of fresh air for buyers since carpet can hold much more dirt than hard surfaces. Consider removing the carpet on the stairs, refinishing the treads and painting the risers. Real hardwood flooring can be sanded and refinished for a new look while keeping the desired original hardwoods throughout the home. High traffic areas such as kitchens and all entertainment spaces can benefit well from replacing old flooring with a luxury plank vinyl (LVP) that can be inexpensive to install, while also making the home feel larger and cleaner. This LVP flooring is also highly desired in homes right now, as it can give a hardwood floor feeling without the high cost of installing hardwood floors. LVP stands up to high traffic and moisture, making it a fantastic all-around flooring product. Savvy renovators could also look for concrete flooring on the first level of a home, and they can acid stain and finish the concrete flooring for a more desired, modern industrial look.Attracting Buyers Through Curb AppealLast to mention, and frequently overlooked, is the importance of curb appeal and minor exterior repairs such as a quick pressure wash. Laying mulch and planting a few colorful flowers can give the front landscape a fresh look. Simply sprucing up the yard and repairing any cracks in the sidewalk can make the home look like the best home on the block while adding low costs to the repair budget. With the landscaping, creating a welcoming front view overall is important, so consider putting a fresh coat of paint on the front door or shutters to add a splash of color to a potentially bland color scheme–after checking for any HOA regulations, of course. A colorful lawn and front door can entice buyers to step inside and fall in love. A fresh coat of paint and ensuring your house number is visible on your mailbox makes the listing easier to find for potential buyers. This is the first and last part of the home the buyer typically sees, and first impressions count.Finding the repairs to create a unique, completed home renovation on a budget takes creativity and a focus on the repairs that will truly bring value to the home. Using the pre-existing materials in the home can be a large cost-saver, while also modernizing the home and giving it a “new home” feel. Each home will have unique required repairs, but the use of salvaged materials and the idea of repairing for value can make full use of a renovator’s budget—no matter how big or small. Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure Renovation Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Alyssa Sprague Foreclosure Renovation 2019-11-13 Seth Welborn November 13, 2019 1,742 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Alyssa Sprague is Senior Account Executive at Property Masters, Inc. where she assists in the daily management and organization of home renovations for Property Masters’ single-family investor and REO clientele. She also holds the role of President of the inaugural Think Tank council at Property Masters. She strongly believes that in a group effort, ideas can be exponentially expanded with positive encouragement to produce the best possible outcomes. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Repairing for Returns: Attracting Homebuyers to Investments Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more