Not too far away from the famous the townhouse seems to embrace the charm and essence of life in New York City even while bringing together vintage and modern design elements in a fluid fashion. Original millwork along with a custom living room cabinet adds sculptural style and textural beauty to an interior that is draped in neutral hues.
The front façade of the house is shaped by a beautiful and bright terracotta wall that was carefully created by craftsmen at Pamulang. This matte orange feature gives the home a cozy inviting appeal and an unmistakable personality. Carefully placed gaps in the wall bring in filtered light while much of the harsh tropical sunlight is kept out even as the natural properties of terracotta cool the home further. Energy efficiency is achieved at this Indonesian home by using passive cooling techniques along with the smartly placed courtyards which reduce reliance on artificial cooling and lighting systems.
The wooden part of the building crafted from the modular blocks and the roof was built in no more than five days and this also helps in giving the home an eco-friendlier sheen! The interior of the house is divided into three parts with the living area at the front followed by the kitchen and dining area with the cozy bedroom nestled at the rear.
Connected with the deck living area barbecue zone and the yard adults in the house can keep an eye on the little ones spending their time here from pretty much everywhere! Add to it the fact that the room is largely devoid of permanent fixtures and rigid features and it can be easily turned into an additional family room home office or even a guest space a few years down the line.
The latest extension also brought along with it a revamped kitchen and guest room that embrace a neutral color scheme while the rest of the cottage offers ample opportunity for the homeowners to display their wide art collection.
Leaving the street façade unaltered the new addition is spread across two different levels and houses the kitchen dining room and home office among other spaces. But it is the use of large walk-on skylights that draws your attention instantly as the top level skylight also serves as a beautiful private terrace.
On the lower level of the house one finds the living area along with the kitchen dining space and a Zen-style nook next to the staircase that also holds an indoor tree. Additional bedrooms and storage spaces make up the rear part of the ground floor with the first floor holding the master bedroom and study. Skylights that usher in a flood of natural light and smart artificial lighting complete an exquisite home where ergonomics and frugality take precedence over outlandish style and aesthetics!