• Arianna Leo
  • 24 December 2020

Arté Mont’ Kiara is a much-anticipated and much talked-about development by Arte Corp. Visit the recently completed development, and you’ll see why. Designed by London-based SPARK Architects, the ambitious project features chic retail area at the ground level, and urban living concept designs that mimic French and retro lifestyles that a private clubhouse would offer.

Arte Mont Kiara - Roger Hew

Image courtesy of Roger Hew

Its architectural elements are inspired by the human fingerprint, and which gives the project the uniqueness of the human DNA. It is indeed unique inside out, with its opulent interior and one-of-a-kind exterior. Several words come to mind: luxurious, grand, wow, and for the investor, better appreciation from the elevated buzz which is likely to translate into demand.      

Arté Mont’ Kiara is located just behind Solaris Dutamas. As most are aware, Mont Kiara is a vibrant and upscale area, buzzing with commercial and residential activity. There are numerous lifestyle malls, medical facilities, and business centres, including the artistic Publika Shopping Gallery. The best and longest running international schools are also located there, including Garden International School, Mont’Kiara International School, and French School of Kuala Lumpur (LFKL).


Arté Mont’ Kiara is:

  • The most artistic living residences in Mont’ Kiara
  • A walking distance to the upcoming MRT Line 3 Station
  • Part of the KL Metropolis 75.5 acres mega project
  • Next to Malaysia’s largest exhibition centre, MITEC (Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre)

Arté, is part of a series of projects that carry the same first name of ‘arte’, meaning art in Italian.

Address:  Persiaran Dutamas, 51200 Kuala Lumpur

Property Type: Serviced Residence

Land Title: Commercial

Land Area: 3.3 acres

No. of Block: 3 Towers of Serviced Suites and Serviced Apartments

No. of Storeys: 35 storey (Mont’ Kiara 1), 52 storey (Mont’ Kiara 2), 36 storey (Mont’ Kiara 3)

Total Units: 1,707 (18 units per floor)

Tenure: Leasehold

Sales Gallery:

Arté Mont’ Kiara Showroom

K-G-05, Jalan Solaris, No. 2, Solaris Mont’ Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Arté Mont’ Kiara Sales Gallery 

Unit 102 – 106, Block E, Phileo Damansara 1, No. 9, Jalan 16/11, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Year of Completion: 2020

Built-up Area: 422 sq ft – 1,142 sq ft

No. of elevators per residential tower: 4 to 5 elevators per building


  • BBQ deck
  • Lobby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Carpark
  • Lounge
  • Private garden
  • Fitness center
  • Multi-purpose function room

Launch Price: From RM430,000

Maintenance Fee: RM0.33psf (including sinking fund)

Project Details

The leasehold Arté Mont’ Kiara covers 3.3 acres of land, with 3 towers. Tower 1 has 35 storeys, Tower 2 with 52 storeys, and Tower 3 is at 36 storeys. There are total 1,707 units in this luxurious development, with 18 units per floor, and 4 to 5 elevators per tower.

Image courtesy of Roger Hew

Image courtesy of Roger Hew

The units’ types are divided by 2 categories: simplexes and duplexes, where unit size range from 422 sq ft up to 1,142 sq ft. All units’ rooms are semi-furnished.

The glass component for the three buildings will be primarily made from low e-coated glass. Some parts of the building will be made from aluminium, while the rest of the building will consist of a concrete structure, with some steel structures for the areas around the podium.

Image courtesy of Roger Hew

Image courtesy of Roger Hew

The architect has also introduced the sun shade elements to reduce heat from getting into the building, which in turn, helps to reduce the energy used for air-conditioning. Another sustainable feature is the light fittings, which will reduce energy consumption.

Arté Mont’ Kiara is also aiming for Singapore’s green mark certification. In terms of the landscaping work, a lot of effort has gone into creating an ambience that is a marriage between a cosy club environment, and that of a residential.

Image courtesy of Roger Hew

Image courtesy of Roger Hew

The development will feature standardised facilities, including a gymnasium, function hall, BBQ pits, clubhouse, cafeteria, grand lobby, pool, water features, F&B outlets, designer landscape, sky garden, and sky lounge.

The areas are a sight to behold, and fittingly they are given posh-cum-unique names such as Diamond Lounge, Butterfly Floating Mesh Garden, Jacuzzi Pods, Mosaic Pool, Palais Drop-off, Marble Entryway, Luxe Gym, and Cascading Fountain.

Unit Types


Launch Price


1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 powder room

·       442 sq ft

·       494 sq ft

·       595 sq ft







From RM430,000


2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 powder room

·       782 sq ft

·       886 sq ft

·       940 sq ft


3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 powder room

·       1,142 sq ft

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Arté Mont’ Kiara is only 7km from the Kuala Lumpur city centre, and just about 5 minutes from Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC).

The development is accessible from Sri Hartamas via Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, and Mont’ Kiara through Jalan Kiara, where you will pass by well-known landmarks such as the Royal Palace in Sri Hartamas or the commercial hotspot of Solaris Mont’ Kiara.


Shown in the picture above is the main entrance to Solaris Mont’ Kiara, which is home to a number of local and international food and beverage outlets. As you reach the traffic lights junction at the end of Jalan Kiara 1, you will see the Matrade Exhibition and Convention (MECC) building on your left. Exhibiting a unique architectural shape of an “n”, this building is probably the first unconventional-looking building in the Dutamas enclave.

Persiaran Dutamas is the road that leads to Arté Mont’ Kiara, and other areas such as Segambut and Segambut Dalam. The neighbourhood closest to Solaris Dutamas is Mont’ Kiara.


Arté Mont’ Kiara is also highly accessible as Jalan Duta provides easy accessibility through DUKE (Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway), NKVE (New Klang Valley Expressway), PLUS highway, Federal highway and the Penchala Link.

Plus, it is located within walking distance from the LRT Line, and MRT3 Line which connects to Sungai Buloh, Selayang, and Kepong. The MRT3 Line is an orbital circle route linking all radial routes leading into the city. MRT3 will be 61 kilometres long, and stop at 67 stations.

Arté Mont’ Kiara is close to busy commercial areas in Petaling Jaya, Damansara Heights, and Bangsar. Educational institutions like SK Kiaramas, SMK Kiaramas, Mont Kiara International, Garden International School, and Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas are also within a short drive.


  • Penchala Link
  • SPRINT Highway
  • Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE)
  • Jalan Duta
  • Kuala Lumpur-Rawang Highway or Jalan Kuching
  • Kerinchi Link
  • Kuala Lumpur-Rawang Highway
  • New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE)


  • Garden International School
  • Mont’Kiara International School
  • French School of Kuala Lumpur

Medical Care

  • Global Doctors Hospital


  • Hartamas Shopping Centre
  • Publika Shopping Gallery
  • Plaza Mont’ Kiara
  • Shoplex Mont Kiara
  • 1 Mont’ Kiara Shopping Mall
  • Verve Mont’ Kiara


  • TPC Kuala Lumpur (formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club)
  • Royal Selangor Club (RSC)
  • Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort
  • Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia (KGPA)

Palais Drop Off

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Arté Mont’ Kiara was launched in December 2015. The average price per square feet is RM1,000, which is relatively comparable to properties nearby such as TWY Duplex Condos Mont’ Kiara, and Pavilion Hilltop Mont’ Kiara.


Overall, there aren’t many developments offering small units in Mont Kiara or Dutamas. So, there could be a demand for short stays at these units, especially with MITEC located close by. A search on PropertyGuru shows that the 400+ sq ft units are asking between RM1,600 and RM2,500 for rent. As for purchase, they are priced between RM428,000 to RM530,000.

Mont’ Kiara is a high-density, high-rise residential enclave, while Sri Hartamas is a low-density, with mostly landed residential properties. The biggest developer in Mont’ Kiara is UEM Sunrise, who developed Solaris Publika. Soon, a large scale project by the Government and developer Naza TTDI, KL Metropolis, will be completed. This could result in capital appreciation for Arté Mont’ Kiara.

Marble Entryway

KL Metropolis will incorporate mixed commercial towers, luxury condominiums, a boutique hotel and arts museum, grade A offices, an exhibition hotel, gateway office towers, the new Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) headquarters, specialised healthcare precinct, a regional retail centre, and the new MATRADE centre.

Here’s a look at residential properties in the Mont’ Kiara / Hartamas area.


Land Tenure

Unit Type



Approximate Launch Price

Arté Mont’ Kiara by Arte Corp


Serviced Residence


422 sq ft – 1,142 sq ft

From RM430,000

TWY Mont Kiara by Symphony Life Berhad 


Duplex Condominium


662 sq ft – 1,385 sq ft

From RM730,000


Pavilion Hilltop Mont’ Kiara by Pavilion Group & Kuwait Finance House




1,200 sq ft – 3,671 sq ft


From RM1,346,400


Sunway Mont Residences by Sunway Bhd






1,122 sq. ft. – 1,906 sq ft

From RM880,000


Allevia by UEM Sunrise




1,703 sq ft – 2,634 sq ft

From RM1.54 million

Inspirasi Mont’Kiara by MKH Bhd







940 sq ft – 1,015 sq ft

From RM623,000

MET 1 Residence @ KL Metropolis by Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd



Serviced Residence




677 sq ft – 1,613 sq ft


From RM740,000


Luxe Gym powered by Technogym

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Arté Mont’ Kiara is a development with unique designs. Other existing projects under the Arté series are Arté Jalan Ampang, Arté S Penang, Arté Subang West, Arté Kuchai Lama, and Arté Subang West 2. Spark Architect’s previous track record include Clarke Quay in Singapore and the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal in China.

cascading fountain

If you are won over by Arté Mont’ Kiara’s design concept, location and infrastructure, here are some estimated loan figures for a unit priced at RM500,000.

  • LTV / margin of finance: 90%
  • Down payment (10%): RM50,300
  • Loan amount: RM450,000
  • Loan term: 30 years
  • Interest rate: 3.2%
  • Monthly repayment: RM2,021
  • Approximate required gross annual income: RM78,000*

These calculations are based on the PropertyGuru Home Loan Calculator, and PropertyGuru’s Home Loan Eligibility and Affordability Calculator.

If you’re interested in calculating Debt Service Ratio (DSR), you may refer to the PropertyGuru Home Loan Pre-Approval tool. It is FREE to use and helps you avoid loan rejections. It has a 99.9% accuracy so you can be sure of home loan approval!

* Assumptions: You have no other monthly debt obligations, and 30% of gross income will be spent on the housing loan. As a rule of thumb, banks usually loan up to 30% of your gross annual income.


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