But the in Victoria designed by Schulberg Demkiw Architects finds that lovely balance between both elements perfectly as light wells and small garden features are used cleverly to usher in ample light even as a perforated timber screen keeps away prying eyes.
The ground floor surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass walls and sliding glass doors houses the open plan living area kitchen dining room and a lovely home library while the top timber-wrapped structure contains three bedrooms bathrooms and a smart sitting area.
To say that the scenic harbor and idyllic beaches of Mölle have had a colorful history would be an understatement indeed. And it’s early century architecture borrowed from this exciting and audacious spirit that dared to challenge popular conventions of the time.
It is the top floor that holds the master suite and additional bedrooms. Each level flows into the next in terms of both style and ambiance as the wooden staircase and series of light wells create a sense of continuity. Bright color is kept to an absolute minimum inside the house with wall art and lighting fixtures adding hints of liveliness and energy.
And while modern and contemporary styles often seem to have little room for local flair this particular home in Vietnam takes a completely different approach to design as it places local design principles and the specific needs of the homeowner way ahead of the accepted modern style.
Designed by Basiches Arquitetos it is the stunning contemporary pavilion that is the true showstopper here as it acts as a lovely transitional zone between the home that already sits on the lot and a fabulous backyard complete with an infinity pool and ample greenery.
Apart from a large sitting area and multiple outdoor relaxation zones one also finds a state-of-the-art kitchen and spacious dining area inside this sparkling space. Sliding glass doors beautiful LED lighting and plush décor complete this inviting and expansive addition to the classy Brazilian home.