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.
Each space flows into the next effortlessly with elegant décor and a neutral color scheme ensuring that the focus remains squarely on the view outside. Stunning LED and in-ground lighting complete this magical masterpiece that does its very best to recreate a luxury resort-style ambiance.
Japanese design and architecture have always found ways to combine natural goodness and tranquility with an innate sense of minimalism. It is only in the last few decades that the West has started to realize the many benefits of this approach and while this expansive might not exactly borrow from the design elements of the Far East it still seems to showcase the same core principles.
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.
While it is stone that shapes the home on the outside the interior presents a more curated look with traditional elements meeting modern ergonomics. Exposed timber surfaces in the family room and bedrooms usher in inviting warmth while neutral hues coupled with bright accents shape the living area.
Using two intersecting volumes the architects aimed to overcome the challenge of creating a stylish spacious and organic family home with a light-filled and airy interior. It is the lower levels of the two volumes that house the large living area and an additional family room along with a sleek modern kitchen in white and a lovely dining space.
If you felt a touch incredulous on being told that this sophisticated contemporary home in is actually a traditional 1970’s bungalow then it would be completely understandable. Such is the dramatic transformation of this private residence that has been completely altered to meet the demands of a modern lifestyle.