The blends in with the craftsmen homes that surround it even while offering you a taste of the modernity it houses within. The lovely gray exterior of the home makes for a pleasant visual with the lower level of the main structure containing the living room kitchen and dining space.
Townhouses in Vietnam definitely have a different appeal when compared to many others in the west with a strong tinge of ‘Southeast Asian colonial architecture’ still shaping the core of many of these structures.
The transition between the new interior and the courtyard is completely seamless with swiveling glass doors and large framed glass walls separating both areas visually. While the latest addition showcases a relaxed contemporary style the existing bungalow combines traditional elegance with modern sparkle.
The idea of adding a new kitchen to the cottage started with the architect exploring ways in which he could replicate the original brickwork and style of the existing structure. But in an attempt to find that ‘perfect’ extension that leads to minimal structural changes to the timeless cottage the idea of a glass box kitchen came to the fore.
Even though the beautiful home is devoid of bright and vivacious color warm wooden surfaces provide the necessary visual and textural contrast to a distinctly cultured interior. The newly added units seamlessly blend in with the existing duplex while the street façade exudes timeless charm with its lovely brick demeanor.