Location : Penang
Status : Completed 2022
VERITAS Interiors and VERITAS Architects Penang collaborated with JKR Penang to restore and upgrade the Residence of the Governor of Penang, an important heritage building on the island.
The history of Seri Mutiara, as the building is known, dates back to 1888, when a decision was made to build the official residence of the Resident Councilor of Penang on the site in front of the Polo Ground in Georgetown. Seri Mutiara was at that time known as the Residency. The grounds surrounding it today are immaculately kept. It is also home to several very interesting trees, forming a mini botanic garden which, unfortunately, is not open to the public.
The residence accommodates the family of the Governor as well as spaces for official entertainment. The interior design concept of the residence stayed true to the British Colonial character of the building with a few modern touches such as the kitchen and living spaces. Monochromatic tiles and marble juxtaposed against crisp white wainscoting and gold chinoiserie are just some examples of the restoration within this beautiful home.