Vintage Houses: Keep Calm and Stay Vintage

To me there are houses and there are homes. You know the difference. Then there are these houses. I have seen houses like these in Menteng, Kebayoran Baru, and in Bandung, Bogor, Medan, Malang, and Yogjakarta. They are not too big, not too small either, nor they come in dashing…

colors. They are not  overly ornamented and definitely not minimalist. They are just right. I don’t know about you but there is a sense of peacefulness, calmness and ‘homeyness’ when i see these houses. Is it the design, the location, or I am just being nostalgic and childish. I just hope they stay this way for long amid the invasion of impersonal mass-clusivity. Have your say and share with me.  PEACE

This house has a huge green space, most likely owned by a VIP during the 50’s.

Porch in the front — a typical house in the 50’s and 60’s.

The use of natural materials such as stones painted in black and white calls for a nostalgic feeling.

Green on green, very nice. Look at the little details in the window and wall.

Even the garage looks iconic with sculptural window and top.

Simple and unpretentious style.

Note: Thanks to Anindita for sharing her view on these vintage houses. All houses are located in Yogjakarta, the owners have no idea their beautiful houses were shot and featured here. Apologies and thanks. Keep them vintage.

14 Comments

  1. Wiena Windari 22 Jun 2012 Reply

    Hai mas … Finally I landed to your jakarta vintage … Great picture of the houses :-) Cool, peaceful
    By the way .. dimana kah ?

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      luthfi 22 Jun 2012 Reply

      ini semua di yogja. emang keren, mudah2an ga ada yg direnovasi jd minimalis yeee

      • rehatta-bukittinggi 18 Jul 2015 Reply

        From Bukittinggi City with Peace… Hi Mas, Very good pictures you’ve got, very nice. I have an honest dream to have a classic colonial house like that. Everywhere I saw those antique houses, I always pray “God, please give me a change to own a house like that someday”. The old times always wondering me so bad. Bandung, Malang, Jogja in the past, is very-very nice…!!! Much more Weltevreden/ Batavia I guess. So Romantic, where the days was still very simple, and the morning air was so…Ufff… Fresh…!!! -Rehatta (weltevreden666@gmail.com)

  2. Mariapuz 10 Jul 2012 Reply

    keren bgt mas,
    saya dulu tinggal di jogja suka bgt jalan2 lihat rumah2 belanda tp nggak pernah kepikiran buat mengabadikannya :)

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      luthfi 10 Jul 2012 Reply

      makasih udah mampir n komen disini. memang rumah2 itu bagus2, mudah2an masih spt itu…

  3. Omah Genteng 14 Feb 2013 Reply

    Bagus bagus rumahnya.. pengen banget punya rumah seperti… :) bangunan baru but 50-60s style.

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      Luthfi Hasan 15 Feb 2013 Reply

      iya bagus2, nanti ada artikel ttg rumah baru dgn gaya spt ini, sekitar bln april, bikin bangunan baru dgn gaya ini is a good idea:)

  4. irfan 30 May 2014 Reply

    hai Mas…

    thx buat tulisan nya…ada foto foto yg di bdg gak ?
    aku plan mw buat rmh gaya art deco gini…siapa tahu ada contoh foto foto lagi..

    again ..thx Mas..salam kenal

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      Luthfi Hasan 23 Jul 2014 Reply

      halo irfan, ada bbrp foto rumah vintage di bandung, sy bs email langsung aja, gmn?

  5. Sari Yusuf 26 Oct 2014 Reply

    Love these homes so much – they bring back memories of my childhood with my late papap in Banjarmasin

  6. rehatta-bukittinggi 18 Jul 2015 Reply

    From Bukittinggi City with Peace… Hi Mas, Very good pictures you’ve got, very nice. I have an honest dream to have a classic colonial house like that. Everywhere I saw those antique houses, I always pray “God, please give me a change to own a house like that someday”. The old times always wondering me so bad. Bandung, Malang, Jogja in the past, is very-very nice…!!! Much more Weltevreden/ Batavia I guess. So Romantic, where the days was still very simple, and the morning air was so…Ufff… Fresh…!!! I will be delightfull if You sent me a comment, and correct me if I’m wrong… Thanks. -Rehatta (weltevreden666@gmail.com)

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      Luthfi Hasan 19 Jul 2015 Reply

      Wow thanks for your comment. Fully agree with you about vintage houses in Bdg, Yogya, Malang…and many more. They are beautiful and we can only wish they are preserved.

      • rehatta-bukittinggi 23 Jul 2015 Reply

        From Bukittinggi with Peace… Hi Mas, I am the man who grew up at recent years, but had a simple mind, and pure thinking about how beautiful is to live at the past, where everything far from complication nor problems. It feels like I am alone in Bukittinggi nor West Sumatera Province, because There are no community who commits about antique and classic houses, this far. In Bukittingi, the way I see it, modernization destroyed those antique houses. Bukittinggi is an old town as we know, but honestly no longer classic town. When I was a little kid, I saw many ex Dutch house dan ‘kantoor’ and ‘Landraad’, but nowadays, it only left as a bed time story, except Jam Gadang tower, Mas Lutfy…. So sad. – Rehatta-

  7. rehatta 5 Feb 2017 Reply

    May be The Dutch came to Indonesia as an intruder. But they gave us a gift : eternal classic houses, and beautiful architecture….!

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