But step inside and you will notice how a polished concrete floor and large windows add to this picture of contemporary minimalism at its refined best. Décor also blends in with this air of sleek sophistication as posters and artwork add a pinch of color to the living area.
Sculptural additions on the wall and striking rugs also make their presence felt in both the living area and the dining room. It is ‘Dancing Partners’ on the wall by Robert Longo that holds your attention in the dining room that is effortlessly connected with the outdoor living area.
Timber and stone become the two defining elements of the serene home both on the outside and inside with décor that perfectly complements the rustic vibe blending into the backdrop. Comfort is combined with aesthetics seamlessly at every turn with features such as the stone fireplaces in living area bedroom bathrooms and even the patio; exposed timber beams; and fabulous lighting creating an inviting ambiance. Masterfully framed views become a part of the home’s narrative at every turn and one stays constantly connected with the majestic peaks creek and dreamy walkways outside.
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.
While most architects would view this as a major hindrance to the design of a new home the innovative folks at Refresh* used it to their advantage by placing the bedrooms and master suite on the lower level of the sparkling new residence.
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.
A stone wall in the living room acts as a charming accent addition that veers away from the coastal style of the home while understated décor and a muted color scheme create a smart alchemy between contemporary finesse and beach-inspired hues.