Décor from the likes of Design Within Reach dominates the setting even as large glass walls open it up towards the garden outside. Large globe pendants with hexagonal panels in the kitchen and patterned drapes in the dining room further bring plenty of visual contrast even as shades of blue inspired by the surf are carefully integrated throughout the living area.
Everything inside this multi-level vertical house overlooking the Saigon River veers away from the mundane to blend a healthy dose of rustic finishes with modern comfort in an elegant manner.
Gorgeously crafted garden stretches add to an already energetic living room that is filled with a bright blue couch orange and green chairs and a large sofa that provides ample sitting space. Even the open glass shelves in different colors accentuate this appeal of playful contemporary panache that is carried through into the dining space and the kitchen.
Designed by Gabriela Caicedo-Liebert the house combines a hint of Art Deco with unassuming minimalism and contemporary ergonomics to fashion a distinct and dashing silhouette. The two main structures of the house that welcome you are both windowless and have a gentle curved edge with the main entrance located in between the twin behemoths.
It is the top level that holds the bedrooms the nursery and the guest room along with the bathrooms. Responding to the needs of the landscape in which it sits and showcasing eco-sensitive style this is a home that delights in more ways than one!
Viewed from the street the novel extension is almost invisible and it only becomes a part of the home’s visual once you step in. This was an essential component of the overall design as it kept the historic appeal of the house unaltered while the extension with glass walls and large floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors brought in ample natural ventilation.
This meant that the upper floor was incorporated into the hillside and the gradient of the lot turned into an advantage by simply using a step-wise arrangement of various levels. Despite these restrictions a lovely roof deck incorporated within a flat planted roof allows the homeowners to take in the sights and sounds of the serene island!