Then it occured to me that I should widen my search to include these charming single storey houses which are just inside the 500m radius of the station. Other places include Taman Paramount, SEA Park, Taman Mayang and Section 4 Petaling Jaya. They are also 3 to 4 bedrooms and most of them having 2 bathrooms. Sizes range between 1400sf to 1600sf, quite similar to the condos and best of all, they are landed which in Petaling Jaya, is a rarity today.
Price? Between RM330k to RM500k.... But work is needed... From a typical layout of an intermediate unit below, one can spend about RM100k to convert the interior into a very luxurious and beautiful house..much like the lofts in old TRIBECA New York.
1.Demolish wall & extend Room1 RM4000
2.Build Bath 1 with glass walls, sink, shower & WC RM10,000
3.Build Bath 2 with glass walls, sink, shower & WC RM10,000
4.Demolish half wall & extend Room3 RM2000
5.Build Bath 3 with glass walls, sink, shower & WC RM10,000
6.Change roof of Dining to sky-light tempered glass RM6,000
7.Demolish Bathroom and raise floor RM3,000
8.Build modern open kitchen with granite top and cabinets RM20,000
9.Refurbish Toilet and build shower RM7,500 (for Room 4)
10.Build Room4 RM2,500
11.Change roof tiles RM25,000
12.Hardwood flooring RM10,000