But the true showstopper of this Vietnamese residence is undoubtedly the dashing with a glass railing that blends minimalism with textural charm and a hint of industrial panache. Social zones outside are carefully integrated with the rooms inside and a flood of natural light ensures there is no dull corner inside this beautiful home.
The 1950’s home now hosts a family with two teenage twins and its ageing structure could no longer meet the demands of their fast-paced life. The new interior completely moves away from the original as the additions and changes to the East Fremantle home turn the lower level into a vibrant and inviting social zone.
Then there is the benefit of finding parking space under the cantilevered top level or; or a sheltered outdoor hangout at the very least. Nestled on an already elevated lot in Centinela Hill in Matanzas the in aims to capture the view of distant village of La Boca.
Two different private sections of the house come together in the middle to create a spacious common area that contains the kitchen dining room and living area. With each of the private wings boasting of two bedrooms a bathroom and a smart multitasking zone the house feels both inviting and spacious.
It is the rear of the house that gets a dramatic facelift with the new addition while the street façade remains completely unchanged. This preserves the original classic vibe of the residence even while ensuring that the interior has an aura that is inspired by modern industrial lofts in cities like New York and Vancouver.
Most modern apartment structures not only feel sterile and boring but are often viewed as buildings that impact the urban landscape in a negative fashion by wasting vast energy resources and leaving a huge carbon footprint.
The clients wanted a home that was secure as the lot enjoys twin access points; one from the front and one from the rear street. Combining a sense of spaciousness and freedom with privacy and security the new home is spread across two different levels with the lower floor containing the open plan living area kitchen and dining and the top level holding the bedrooms and other private zones. The double-height living area drives away any feeling of ‘lack of space’ with a brightly colored orange couch at the heart of it all.
The curved design of the complex also helps create a private courtyard and space for common areas that include outdoor recreation zones and dining spaces. Solar panels on the roof also provide more than 50 percent of the hot water used in the building and with neutral white and light-filled interiors every home here feels like a relaxing and cozy refuge!