The home continues to take shape as we have wished. The exterior caught our sight much earlier. The interior with its exacting finishes labors on and once completed will provide the home as we would have wanted. It is our home and not just a house and more than anything else it rekindles all the past glories and more so of times when both our parents were the masters and our little feet thunders on the wooden floors as we run around in its voluminous space. It is a fait accompli that one has to rebuild the home otherwise it just vanish with neglect and time. The whitish floor finish looked accomodating but it stood for a day only. The next morning it took a dark rich red color. The space as one would imagine would allow a congregation of a hundred to fill the space when we will use the home for the first time again.
The large wooden doors are originals, even the door knock and the locks hasten us back to times when we used them to enter or leave the home. Not to mention all the windows with double shutters and hooks and the floorings with its sizeable tonques and grooves wooden planks.
The lady architect and planner surely enjoys her fruits of labor.
Parts of the interior fittings, a minimum sufficient to take several volume of books, momentos and a service counter for hot cups of coffee when you are here.
The door is already wide opened . Stepping onto the veranda you would take the staircase to enter the home.
The suspended ceiling with its slanted wooden sidings give a harmonious look with a right glow when the lights are on .
For a labour of love one would forgive the superfluous redemptions. An appreciation of skills at building old Malay homes has to be discovered.
Conservation of 'The Malay Home That Ayah Built' by Anak Arshad Architect 604-7345196 Fax 604 7345197