But this wonderful penthouse designed by Domb Architects in a residential tower on top of a sea-facing cliff truly offers you some amazing sights and if you do call this your home then you are sure to be privy to some amazing mornings and stunning evenings.
The idea here has been to create a Vietnamese home that looks lavish and yet is not too heavy on the purse strings. The front block of the home sports the living area along with the kitchen while the bedrooms are placed in the adjacent second block with an additional room on the first floor. Compact and cool this is a wonderful example of smart and savvy design.
That does not mean the indoors are bland by any means whatsoever. In fact the home itself compliments the surroundings wonderfully well and the extensive use of glass ensures that you have ample views of both the reservoir itself and some lovely landscape of the San Gabriel Mountains.
However underground houses are known to have excellent natural insulation and climactic regulation in all seasons. Situated partially beneath the tower the home opens through 4 fully glazed walls toward a sunken central courtyard.
The entire living space here is designed to emphasize on the ‘openness’ of the penthouse and the lavish use of floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensures that you have a panoramic view of the sea no matter where you turn. While on one side the penthouse offers some beautiful views of the blue on the other you can take a look at the city lovely city skyline even if it pales in comparison.
It is always better to go for a revamp and remodeling of your existing home than to dismantle the structure completely to get something ‘newer and shinier’. It is not just cost effective and resourceful but will save you plenty of hassle and with all the magic that modern design studios unleash you can still get exactly the home that you have dreamed about.
The idea here is to try and incorporate traditional Japanese architecture and natural lighting principles along with modern minimalism to create a truly one-of-a-kind structure. And we can confidently say that Antonino Cardillo has succeeded at that.