Minimalistic Family House With A Statement Staircase Made Out Of Wood

The Makio House is a beautiful structure located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It occupies a corner lot with plenty of greenery and tall trees all around it and a really nice tropical scenery on the horizon. It was designed and built-in 2020 by studio Fabian Tan Architects. The goal was from the very beginning to create a residence that’s minimalistic but that at the same time manages to be very comfortable and to feel inviting.

The ground floor is mostly occupied by a large double height living areaView in gallery
The ground floor is mostly occupied by a large double height living area
The wooden staircase was designed as a statement piece and a decorative elementView in gallery
The wooden staircase was designed as a statement piece and a decorative element

The design as a whole focuses on letting the house fully embrace the beautiful views offered by the site. It has large openings that let in lots of natural sunlight and it maintains a strong relationship with the surroundings and the outdoors in general. The interior spaces feel very open and airy, especially the living area which has a double height ceiling and windows that go all the way up, from floor to ceiling. The sliding glass doors open up this area to a beautiful outdoor section, allowing it to be extended outside. 

The kitchen features a large island made out of white marbleView in gallery
The kitchen features a large island made out of white marble

One of the most notable design elements is the staircase. It has been designed as a statement piece and it has a simple yet bold geometry. The staircase is made out of wood and was meant to contrast with the white walls and the minimalist decor around it. Its role was also to highlight some of the architectural elements of the house. Wood was also used as an accent materials throughout the rest of the house. It adds warmth and style to every single space. 

The white walls and glossy floor give the interior a very clean and fresh lookView in gallery
The white walls and glossy floor give the interior a very clean and fresh look
The kitchen is semi-open and was designed with a timeless black and white paletteView in gallery
The kitchen is semi-open and was designed with a timeless black and white palette
White marble was also introduced into the bathroom in the form of a floating vanityView in gallery
White marble was also introduced into the bathroom in the form of a floating vanity
The upstairs area includes this beautiful walkway which overlooks the ground floorView in gallery
The upstairs area includes this beautiful walkway which overlooks the ground floor
The bedrooms are inviting, comfortable and casual-lookingView in gallery
The bedrooms are inviting, comfortable and casual-looking
This bedroom has a long bench in front of the windows going from wall to wallView in gallery
This bedroom has a long bench in front of the windows going from wall to wall
This bathroom has its own little courtyard tucked into a cornerView in gallery
This bathroom has its own little courtyard tucked into a corner
There's also a roof terrace which enjoys a really nice 360 degree view of the surroundingsView in gallery
There’s also a roof terrace which enjoys a really nice 360 degree view of the surroundings