The in is a world in itself. With an imposing structure curated gardens all around it and an interior that combines old world English charm with modern chic and country styles this impressive residence feels comfortable and breathtaking at the same time!
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.
Two intersecting volumes combine to create a structure that captures different views in different directions. It is the first level of the house that contains the living area kitchen and dining in an open plan setting while the second floor contains the bedrooms which are oriented in a completely different direction.
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.
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.
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.
Apart from the obvious façade of the house the first feature one notices here is the gorgeous crafted entrance and the smart gardens that surround the structure. A modern pool and tennis court sit next to one another and a series of tall trees on the outside provide privacy in natural manner. On the inside white is the color of choice in different rooms with natural light flooding in to add to the brightness and sense of freshness.
There comes a time when every home needs a makeover that accommodates changing styles and lifestyles. More importantly it is the generational change that brings with it new requirements and the Goldtree House revamped and improved by Hartree + Associates Architects is no different.