On the other side of it are a relaxing porch and an infinity pool for a cool dip on one of those hot and humid African days. Interiors were kept simple stylish and are mostly clad in monochromatic colors while green seems to have been added in some of the places just to give the décor a feel of freshness and keep it in sync with a ‘nature-centric’ theme.
By using the tried and tested design of the conventional Vietnamese along with a few new twist and incorporating a small interior garden and large roof opening that allow for natural ventilation and a refreshing breath of fresh air the home brings together the best of both worlds.
Even the floor-to-ceiling glass windows are encapsulated in gorgeous wooden frames and while the home’s interiors exude all the traits of a contemporary home the extravagant use of wood does give it a very refined look. With an interior that even sports a ‘Zen garden’ this is indeed about bringing a touch of Asia into California!
Modern architecture and design is not just about minimalism and bling. Contemporary homes go a lot beyond stylish interiors and sleek lines and this ambient house in San Mateo County California is an example of how one can expand the interiors a lot beyond the four walls and ensure that the serene surroundings seem like a natural extension.
Modern designers are using glass lavishly as a building material and its transparent and clear properties combined with the form of floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that you get un-obstructed views. Feast your eyes on these snapshots that showcase how the exterior can be integrated with the interior in stylish and seamless fashion.
Designed by design studio Johnson Chou this beautiful house seems to offer two entirely different worlds packed into one. The ground floor sports the kitchen living dining study and guest quarters which are all clad in some old-world charm with the use of ebony wood veneer panels.
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.