Although fairly compact, the 58 House is definitely not lacking style. It’s rich in features and gorgeous design details and it has a ton of character. The house was completed earlier this year by studio 85 Design and is situated in Nại Hiên Đông, Vietnam. As you may know, this is a region where the Feng Shui practice used to be very popular and still is today to some degree. In that light, certain general concepts related to this philosophy have been applied throughout the design of the 58 House in various updated and customized forms. In other words, this is a modern family home based on tradition. It’s structured on two floors and has a total living surface of 230 square meters. The ground floor facade is completely closed for maximum privacy towards the street. In contrast, the upstairs areas have large floor-to-ceiling windows which let in lots of natural light.
The folding wooden shutters coordinate with the front gate and break the monotony in the designThe house is structured into two volumes with contrast exterior colors
The house as a whole is very closely connected to nature and to its surroundings. This results in a very harmonious ambiance as spaces become open to the garden or enjoy their own little green areas. The living room for example has access to a small L-shaped courtyard-type space with plants, garden lights and various other beautiful details. Similarly, the kitchen which is positioned at the back of the house on the ground floor has sliding glass doors that connect it to a small garden. The ground floor also house a bedroom intended for the elder of the family, positioned here for convenience. Three more bedrooms are placed upstairs along with a worship/ meditation room. These spaces are full of light but also manage to stay cool during summer thanks to the insulated roof and also the beautiful folding shutters which extend over the facade.
The living areas are connected to a series of small interior gardens which bring color and beauty into the decorThe kitchen has easy access to a small garden and features long and narrow windows instead of a typical backsplashThe shutters offer shade and privacy without completely blocking the light or the viewThe interior design and the furnishings are very simple, clean and modern allowing the focus to be on the gardenThe kitchen, dining room and living area are all connected and have a very airy and breezy feel
Some of the private areas of the house enjoy a close connection to the garden as well, namely the ground floor bedroom and en-suiteThe folding shutters on the upper floor are both practical and decorativeBoth the shutters and the gate and fences allow light to pass through and add character to the designThe house is closed towards the neighboring buildings for maximum privacy and also has security and alarm systems installedThe small garden at the front of the house is beautifully lit at nightThe front entrance leads into the staircase lobby which has a space-saving storage space under the stairsThe bedroom situated on the upper level are connected by a small shared balcony along the facadeLarge sliding glass doors and full-height windows allow the light to filter through the shuttersWhen the shutters are open, the light floods the rooms and beautiful views of the garden are revealedThis is also a smart house, with security, alarm and irrigation systems which can be controlled remotely