Modern homes blend into rural settings with rustic themes

By Minh Trang   May 4, 2021 | 07:57 pm GMT+7
The owners of several houses in different Vietnamese regions have invested effort and money to ensure their luxury homes blend into rather stand out in their rural settings.
The house, located on a 2,000-square-meter land plot at the border between Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City and Tay Ninh Province, is surrounded by gardens with coconut trees and vast rice fields.

This house, located on a 2,000-square-meter land plot at the border of HCMC’s Cu Chi District and Tay Ninh Province, nestles in sylvan surroundings marked by coconut palms and lush paddy fields. Photo by Quang Tran.

It is designed for a family of 3 generations, with the desire of the son to preserve and inherit the 30 year-old-house of his ancestors. The house is like an oasis in the 2000-square-meter, actively opening and closing to get wind from the outside and completely open inward with the lake at the center.

The house is designed for a family of three generations, with a son wishing to preserve major features and designs of the original dwelling built decades ago. An open courtyard with a pond invites sunlight and coolness. Photo by Quang Tran.

Most of the indoor wooden furniture is more than half a century old, leveraging from old furniture transferred over generations and preserved as household treasures.

Most of the indoor wooden furniture is more than half a century old, fashioned from old furniture inherited through generations. Photo by Quang Tran.

In the Central Highlands, the 150-meter-square house incorporates local materials and simplistic spatial planning. G+ Architects drew inspiration from traditional ethnic E De homesteads that feature large leaning roofs, which resemble dried durian leaves.

In the Central Highlands, this 150-meter-square house incorporates local materials and simplistic spatial planning. G+ Architects drew inspiration from traditional ethnic E De homesteads that feature large leaning roofs, which resemble dried durian leaves. Photo by Quang Dam.

The interior reflects the owners’ simple lifestyle. Glass windows with wooden mullions allow ample natural light to penetrate the house.

The interior reflects the owners’ simple lifestyle. Glass windows with wooden mullions allow ample natural light to penetrate the house. Photo by Quang Dam.

Far from the jarring presence of skyscrapers, the house provides the perfect foundation for stargazing and consumption of Mother Earth.

Far from the jarring presence of skyscrapers, the house provides a perfect foundation for stargazing and enjoying other natural delights. Photo by Quang Dam.

Located in central Thua Thien Hue Province, this 115-meter-square timber house is tucked in a pomelo garden.

In the central province of Thua Thien Hue Province, this 115-meter-square timber house rises out of a pomelo orchard. Photo by Hoang Le Photography.

It is designed with a composition of a common area, two bedrooms, two restrooms, and their surrounding spaces. The common area including living, dining areas and kitchenette connecting with a veranda that goes along the main façade, facing a water lily pond in front of the house.

It is designed with a composition of a common area, two bedrooms, two restrooms, and their surrounding spaces. The common area including living, dining areas and kitchenette connecting with a veranda that goes along the main façade, facing a water lily pond in front of the house. Photo by Hoang Le Photography.

Most of the furniture, mainframe, and walls of the house are made of reclaimed lumbers collected from the structure of old demolished buildings. Different types of stone, wood, concrete, glass, terracotta, textile, water, greenery... create a good color palette.

Most of the furniture, mainframe, and walls of the house are made of reclaimed lumber collected from the structure of old demolished buildings. Different types of stone, wood, concrete, glass, terracotta, textile, water, greenery... create a palette of soft, comforting colors. Photo by Hoang Le Photography.

The house, located on a 400-meter-square plot in northern Quang Ninh Province, wears a greenery curtain protecting it from air and noise pollution.

In the northern province of Quang Ninh, this house located on a 400-meter-square plot hosts a lot of greenery, including a creeper curtain. Photo by Duc Nguyen.

The main materials in the house are red bricks and bare concrete, creating a rustic feeling.

The main materials in the house are red bricks and bare concrete, adding a rustic touch. Photo by Duc Nguyen.

Homeowners use a lot of glass windows and a skylight to let natural light enter the house.

The house uses a lot of glass windows and a skylight to allow sunlight to light up its interiors during the day. Photo by Duc Nguyen.

 
 
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