This remarkable contemporary makeover in takes the latter route as an old Victorian brickmaking factory on was converted into a fabulous multi-level residence that combines amazing textural contrast with refined urban living.
Designed by NatureArch Studio this narrow house is set on a plot that is just forcing the architects to make the most of every inch of space on offer. What it lacks in width the home makes up for easily in height as its various public and private spaces are stretched across four different levels.
When it comes to the world of housing in an urban setting space is often the biggest limiting factor. And in Vietnam this problem becomes even more stark as narrow homes with distinct Southeast Asian colonial architecture sit next to one another.
The top floor contains the master suite with the bedroom featuring large sliding windows and shutters on three sides. This ensures that every room inside this Sydney home enjoys the best possible view of the vivacious garden.
A large swimming pool in the rear yard is complemented by four additional ponds that not only create a balance of elements and paint a pretty picture but also help the residence stay cool in the hot summer months. This natural cooling technique takes the load off of the artificial cooling system and surely would aid in cutting back on the power bill.