The transformation is anything but mundane with the new floor plan including a dining room within the confines of the kitchen crafted out of wood and glass partitions.
Open living spaces connected with the series of terraces outside and the kitchen and dining are on the inside create inviting public areas while it is the first and the second floors that contain the bedrooms and the bathrooms. A gorgeous roof garden multiple pockets of green and smart terraces with large plants give the home its natural green cloak!
It is barely surprising news to know that we are increasingly moving away from nature and are stuck in a world dominated by concrete glass cement and stone. The urban landscape has barely any space for nature at its vibrant best.
A balcony along with staircase connects the house with the rear patio while it is still the parlor level with kitchen dining and other public spaces that ends up stealing the spotlight!
Each volume of the house slowly and effortlessly flows into the covered terrace next to it as the green spaces bridge the kitchen and dining with the living area. Large glass domes cover each of the terraces and keep out the cold wind even as one enjoys warmth and sunshine without having to venture outdoors.
It is the lowest level that contains the guest space along with the home gym and along with additional guest spaces. The top level is the private zone with the master bedroom along with the home office and study which is a masterpiece in itself.
Clad in white and punctured by the beautiful placed windows throughout the structure the façade is a blend of traditional rural design and modern aesthetics with insulation and privacy being top priorities.
Attempting to correct this anomaly and bringing a pocket of vibrant green to the sprawling cityscape of Vietnam is the gorgeous designed by VTN Architects. Part of a creative initiative dubbed ‘House for Trees’ by the eco-friendly folk at VTN this exquisite green house has been crafted using terrazzo glass and concrete.
It is a curated mix of midcentury modern décor sheepskin tugs and other plush textiles that the interior decorator chose to complement the warm wooden wall and large windows of the ski retreat.
Apart from the lovely views that it offers the mezzanine level of the house is a space-saver with a comfortable master suite on one end and a spacious home office on the other. With the series of sliding glass doors windows and glazed walls welcoming in ample natural light there is never a dull corner here!
Having started as an idea for a cabin that floats on water ever so gently the ended up as a cabin on stilts that still allows its owner to enjoy live on a lake without breaking the local building codes.
On the lower level it is the double-height living area that steals the show with kitchen and dining on one side and an elegant sitting area on the other. Litecrete precast concrete panels and wooden ceiling and partitions offer ample textural contrast in a modern home that is both cheerful and polished.
The glass walls are seamless and there are times when you would believe that the boundaries are simply non-existent! On the inside it is a curated blend of farmhouse aesthetics and modern comfort that take over.
Black has been cleverly used throughout starting from the pivoting front door to the garage and the relaxing bedrooms – life at this feels both relaxing and energizing at the same time.
A personal workspace on an elevated platform in the home office sits directly below a skylight and provides a calm and unique work area that seems detached from the rest of the house.