I was at Joyce's blog, catching up with what's cool & happening in KL, and I saw some pictures from a house party she attended. First of all the name Tenggiri was well, different (Tenggiri is the Malay name for Spanish Mackerel) & not a name you would associate with a house of all things. Secondly, the pictures Joyce took had little glimpses of industrial coolness so being nosy, I clicked on the link. As soon as the site loaded, I was mesmerized.
The very cool entrance
Welcome to paradise
Gorgeous landscape with an organic vegetable patch
Equally gorgeous at night.
Fancy sleeping in a tree house?
I love a good open air shower
It turns out Sekeping Tenggiri is from the man responsible for Sekeping Serendah, which is another paradise out in Rawang. The man, Ng Sek San is a landscape architect cum art collector who turned two neglected houses on the serene residential lane of Jalan Tenggiri, off Jalan Tandok in Bangsar into this minimalist & eco-friendly oasis. With brick walls left exposed, doors scoured from old kampung houses, an organic vegetable garden, a cosy common area with lots of DIY light fixtures made with recycled Yokult bottles & cat food tins and home to two dogs that I think were rescued off Pulau Ketam as they are named Pulau and Ketam... I think I found Mimpi Murni heaven. In reality however, ST is part warehouse gallery & part retreat for guests with rooms to rent (rates start at RM200 per night). If I could, I would move in right now.
Do check out the Sekeping Tenggiri site for more gorgeous pictures & info. And while you're at it, have a looksee at the renovation process. You'll be amazed at how two humdrum houses were converted into sophistication.
All pictures are from Star Property which also has a nice write-up about ST.