Mont Kiara condominiums designed for prestige and elegance is nothing new to the connoisseurs of properties in this area. We’ve seen it all – from uber modern to conservatively Asian to fusion of both. Kiaraville (by developer Binaderas) brings a new kind of style to the Mont Kiara landscape with its modern French-inspired architecture. The fresh new look commences right at the wide pavement leading to the entrance of the building, and proceeds with some artsy-fartsy bronze (yes, bronze) sculpture at the entrance. Here’s some trivia for ya:- the sculptures are made by Kedah-born, New York-based virtuoso sculptor Eng Tay (check out his website here) and we’ve heard it cost a cool $2,000,000.
Binaderas was also clever enough to know that Mont Kiara is dominated by Malaysia’s biggest names in real estate development and getting noticed amid the new ones from the popular names was going to be easy. So aside from investing in bronze sculptures and other what-have-you’s, they had made sure that the condominium has all the necessary backups – take note, popular backups – to make just enough noise and get noticed hereabouts.
For one, Kiaraville is created in collaboration with OCBC Bank and CapitaLand – the Singapore developer whose resume spans as wide as Europe and Australia, well beyond the island city-state. And if that’s not enough yet, Binaderas enlisted the services of the venerable (founded in 1920!) BEP Akitek (G Hotel, Desa Parkcity, KL Sentral) to design the project. These not-so-little details sure created a buzz for Kiaraville.
(Weirdly enough, for all the work that’s done, Binaderas remains less well-known than other Mont Kiara developers – perhaps this is by design?)
The prospects seemed positive, and we think they delivered, and delivered big.
Kiaraville sits on more than six acres of land (right next to Seni Mont Kiara and opposite Villa Aseana and Tiffani) and has six mid-rise towers (9-18 levels). Potential buyers can choose between the three- or four-bedroom units that come in a variety of built up sizes between 1,593 square feet and 3,942 square feet. The units are decked out rather stylishly, with the French-inspired design spread out in the spacious units.
There are also a good number of facilities on the condominium, though nothing any different from the usual that we find in most every condo in Mont Kiara. They have the requisite swimming pools, playground, barbecue area, nursery, playground, cafeteria, hair salon, squash and tennis courts, sauna, launderette, mini-store, and wading pool. Although, we have to note that they added a private terrace garden to break the urban jungle monotony that is common in Mont Kiara.
Kiaraville: The Vital Statistics
Developer A JV between Binaderas, Capitaland Financial & OCBC Bank
Area 6.7 acres
Each resident gets afforded two slots on the covered parking bays too, not a rarity in a place where each household usually owns more than one car. They also have a 24-hour security system.
Kiaraville residents will also enjoy the good and the bad of living in Mont Kiara. Malls, shopping centers, and restaurants are ever a short ride away (Solaris Mont Kiara is within walking distance), Garden International School and Mont Kiara International School are also nearby, and the highways are easily accessible. Noise, dust, and traffic congestion is a shared burden too.
Kiaraville seems like a really good project, and Binaderas has quite outdone its beginner’s luck on this one. We’ve heard (unsubstantiated!) rumors, though, that maintenance has been rather underwhelming and many residents are unhappy about that (but there haven’t been any vacancies, according to our reliable sources so it must be of the bearable kind if this rumor were even true). If you are interested in buying a unit or moving in yourself, do your due diligence!
The launch of Kiaraville in 2008 marked the emergence of a new generation of Mont Kiara condominiums with a strong emphasis on the aesthetics apart from functionality (a la the central Mont Kiara apartments such as the Palma). It may have been overshadowed by newer types (but at higher prices) like the Seni, but at RM600-700 PSF it may be a tad lower than the more upper tier condos with similar setup and facilities.
- Aesthetically pleasant with fine finishing touches and trimmings
- For its type, pricing is somewhat competitive compared to other condominiums in its class
- Great location with excellent walkability to Solaris Mont Kiara (and Solaris Dutamas is also accessible by foot for the motivated walker!)
- We’ve heard issues of sub-par maintenance – check this out before you decide
- Congestion and problems associated with its location (next to the highway)
Note: This review is courtesy of PropertyReviews.my, a sister website of GoodPlace.my.
Kiaraville has received some bad rap from its residents with allegations about water leakage and poor maintenance from readers of PropertyReviews.my (see the comments section). While these are unsubstantiated, remember to check these out if you are planning to invest in a unit here.” Click here for full review
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This table below shows the average travel times (by car) to selected amenities for a range of traffic conditions.
As this data is automatically generated by the beta version of our algorithm, there might be variance in accuracy in some instances. If you spot any error or inaccuracy, let us know here.
|Odyssey Bus Stop, Mont Kiara||8 mins||4 mins||2 mins|
|Garden International School||12 mins||6 mins||4 mins|
|Mont Kiara International School||6 mins||3 mins||1 min|
|Desa Sri Hartamas||20 mins||9 mins||7 mins|
|Solaris Dutamas||10 mins||5 mins||3 mins|