The first floor is where the new family area sits with its rejigged floor plan that provides more space for the living area moves the powder room away from the kitchen and gives the interior a more open and spacious appeal.
Timber and stone are pretty much all you will find here (an obvious welcome change from the concrete and polished surfaces that surround us constantly) and custom lighting solutions add to the dreamy soothing ambiance. Sitting on a lot that makes the most of the mesmerizing views on offer every room here seems like a portal into the untouched landscape of.
It is this lower level that offers additional living spaces a home theater gym and other service zones while the top level contains the living area kitchen and dining room in one wing and the bedrooms in another. These two rectangular blocks are connected by a common roof that creates a lovely overhang for the walkways and outdoor sitting spaces around the house.
The exterior of the house is clad in white and gray with the painted front door adding a dash of color and excitement to the visual with its blue beauty. Standing seam metal and stucco were used predominantly to craft the edifice and one can easily see their presence even from a distance.
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.
The rear face of the house has a similar style and finish with the lower level kitchen and dining area extending into the large wooden deck outside. This becomes a hip and spacious family zone that is perfect for hosting friends and family over weekends and holidays.
One of the biggest misconceptions with ‘green design’ is that one needs to put in plenty of effort completely overhaul their home and rely on fancy gadgets and cutting-edge technology to do their part in making the planet a cleaner and safer place.