Due to the creativity of the human race, modern housing on landed areas have taken on several patterns and designs. These layouts have been found to be well suited to modern dwellers and its design has been maximized to adapt to busy modern lifestyle.
Many developers, architects and designers are continually striving to come up with designs that not only attract buyers, but create a more holistic approach to residential lifestyle, often incorporating green technology, nature friendly spaces and recreational facilities. These facilities are a large part of why buyers prefer landed property, not just for the added space but for the relaxing atmosphere.
Here are the common types of housing developments that are popular in Malaysia:
These types of houses are designed in a long row and attached to one another with a wall diving each of them on both sides. The house at the end usually has extra land which can be turned into a garden. Terrace houses can be single storeyed, double or even triple storeys in some cases.
Bungalows are independent building on a large expanse of land, usually owned by the bungalow owner. Bungalows are usually large in Malaysia and consists of many rooms and can reach 5000 square feet. Bungalows can sometimes be designed and built by the bungalow owners themselves.
This is a home design whereby two homes share one building with the dividing wall down the middles. Each house has some extra land space at the back and sides.
In Malaysia, a town house has a different meaning that overseas definitions. Town houses are a relatively new housing concept here whereby a multi-storey house is shared by two or more owners, each of them owning or inhabiting a single or double conjoined floors. On the outside, Town houses look exactly like terrace houses.
Here are some extra terms associated with landed property and their meaning:
Gated and Guarded
A gated and guarded neighbourhood is one that is surrounded by a fence or wall and features guards that increase security.
Simply put, leasehold property is one that you only own for a certain period of time before it has to be returned to the developer.
As opposed to leasehold, a Freehold property belongs to the owner forever, and the owner can pass it down to his inheritors and so on and so forth.