While we often do not go into the details of the costs involved in the creation of dream homes and fabulous renovations that we often feature on it is often the single most important factor that defines these houses. Not many of us have the luxury of an ‘unrestricted budget’ and for 7A architecture studio which shaped the in Dak Lak Province Vietnam building costs were one of the guiding forces behind the design of this lovely family residence. With low construction costs and low-skilled local workers to deal with this ingenious house is all about maximizing both space and resources!
Nestled on an lot in Jakarta the expansive home consists of 19 bedrooms spread across two spacious levels with additional living areas nestled on the ground floor. A central courtyard and light tunnel form the axis around which these individual rooms are placed as a floor of natural light and green freshness brightens the interior.
Interesting decorative elements from the likes of and décor designed by George Nakashima and Peter Lane give the living space a timeless appeal. Connected with the garden that features a fabulous living wall the open living area and dining space on the mezzanine level seem both relaxing and refined.
Internal partitions on every level were kept to a bare minimum and used only when absolutely necessary to ensure that the interior feels as spacious as possible. Elegant LED strip lighting dashing pendants and even beautiful uplights complete the remarkable transformation that sees a tall boring townhouse acquire a new cheerful and visually spacious vibe.
Not only does the existing annex seem like an organic extension of the large cabin structure but the exterior of the holiday home can also withstand the brunt of gusty winds that are par for the course here. A curved path leads to the private entrance and the interior of the home is simple minimal and Scandinavian in style.
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!
The second and third levels of the residence contain smart office spaces that can accommodate a small staff easily along with restrooms. With a simple color scheme that is centered around white and ample storage space the two levels also offer wonderful views of the canal and greenery outside.