Is a contemporary home in Taiwan that finds this elusive balance between refinement and cheerfulness as its gorgeous black white and gray backdrop is enlivened by pops of bright blue and orange. Designed by Ganna Design to meet the needs of a young couple who spend more time on the road than at home this elegant residence aims to create an atmosphere of relaxation and intimacy.
A two-story vertical bar is the pivot around which the entire house is designed with one side of it containing the living areas and the others holding the service spaces. Two gardens one at the front and the other at the back provide plenty of space for the family members to enjoy the tranquil outdoors with the open living area acting as a bridge between the two. Internal partitions have been kept down to a minimum with even the top level only holding a single master bedroom along with an open sleeping space next to it.
Bringing together two contrasting worlds and a window into both majestic mountains and the bustling cityscape the relaxing on the outskirts of is truly exceptional. Nestled on a sloped site the design of the home by I/O Architects ensures that most of its open outdoor space is hidden from the street view even as the hidden second level beneath the ground level offers additional privacy. Much of the house has been designed to honor this delicate balance between smart views and sufficient privacy as wood glass and dark metal shape the residence’s inimitable exterior.
The open living area also contains the kitchen and the dining room. Three of the four old bedrooms were transformed into serene contemporary bedrooms and a guest room while the additional room was turned into a home office.
Listed on Albrighton Real Estate there is plenty to take in when it comes to this one-of-a-kind duplex that also offers the benefits of a sturdy steel frame construction. It is the lower level of the duplex that contains the living area kitchen and dining space while the top floor houses the space-savvy bedrooms and other areas.
A new basement level was added and the existing roof was extended creating two additional levels in the limited space available. The light-filled basement that extends into the private rear yard contains the new open plan living area along with the kitchen and dining room.
Sliding glass doors and roof overhangs combine to extend the living area outside and create a seamless indoor-outdoor interplay. It is the ground floor that houses the living area kitchen dining room puja room and additional public spaces while the top floor holds the master suite additional bedrooms and the kids’ rooms.