Reuse of materials was an important part of the new house with paneled wood doors doorknobs and hardware from the old interior being reused fully. Pops of Benjamin Moore’s Melon Popsicle fuchsia pastel pinks and green enliven different rooms of the house while curated art work unique collectibles and a gorgeous living room diorama provide playful and exquisite finishing touches on a transformation that leaves you spellbound!
At the heart of this Chilean home designed for a family of five is a large double-height living area with small loft space above. Essentially a single level structure the height of the home allows for the addition of a smaller loft level without having to commit to building an entire second level.
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.
With the living area also embracing the new kitchen dining space and the home office next to it each room flows into the next and eventually merge with the sweeping wooden deck and porch outside.
Part of the charm of this unique makeover is the way in which the new home still proudly showcases the marks of its storied past with exposed brick and cement wall sections finding a place next to more polished modern finishes.
It is the new Y-shaped addition between the two bedrooms of the house that gives the revitalized house its name even as a relaxing porch becomes the center of family activity.