Here is one of those very special homes that seem almost too good to be true. Spacious and with full-length glass windows and doors that offer superb ocean views, this house in Penang features a wonderful and eclectic mix of antiques from Birma, China and colonial India.
From the main entrance on the second level, guests are received in a spacious entrance hall graced to the left by a winding staircase.On the floor lies a massive rug and on a Goanese marble top table inlaid with cedarwood sit four vases from the owners’ royal Burmese lacquerware collection.
In the living two Dutch colonial cupboards. Notice the ebony inlay work that provides stunning detailing and contrast to the lighter wood, mahogany and satinwood, the cupboards are made of.
In the dining area, a large Georgian dining table that can be extended to comfortably seat fourteen people. A British colonial sideboard is placed against the wall.
And if you are lucky enough to be invited, the guestroom with Chinese antiques has a beautiful curtained four poster bed to enjoy tranquil nights.