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.
Dubbed and designed by the creative folks at LOHSS Construction this is the perfect blend of the classic mountain cabin a luxurious escape that offers access to some of the best ski slopes on the planet and a cozy comforting getaway with modern ergonomics.
The designed by a21studĩo aims to capture the spirit of the region while trying to cherish the past and pass it on to the next generation. This ingenious home not only makes wonderful use of space but is filled with antiques locally sourced artwork and sculptures and its design is based on the classic vertical houses that are filled with private balconies indoor gardens and relaxing courtyards.
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.
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.
But it is much more than the color scheme that catches your eye here with hickory quartz countertops and raw metal adding textural contrast and beauty to the polished interior. Moroccan-inspired tiles in the bathroom and a partition in the living area bring pattern while a cool sliding barn door makes a bold visual statement in the bedroom.
The Y-shaped structure of the home moves away from the conventional beach house design where the focus in every room is about the view outside. With its daring use of glass inventive form and mesmerizing appeal Mölle by the Sea is designed to wow onlookers at every level.