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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Serenity

Source: The New York Times
I recently stumbled upon this  gorgeous house while leafing through House & Garden magazine. It is the home of Vietnamese writer Nguyen Qui Duc, situated outside the hill town of Tam Dao in northern Vietnam. The building is almost loft-like in feel, exposing rough stone walls and wooden beams and soaring windows that slide open directly onto the pool, which features a built-in bath tub. Contemporary yet timeless, the decor is unpretentious, rather bare-bones in its approach, leaving the vast view of the hills to dominate.

Dreaming of creating a little space for myself to get away from the noisiness of a household with five year old twin boys, this is something I could certainly get my head around, albeit for a brief period of time. Too much solitude might drive me crazy - Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' certifiably insane! However, this type of solitude and serenity is certainly something to aspire to. In the meantime, it's enough to just drool over these images and imagine.

Source: The New York Times

Source: The New York Times

Source: Living Inside

Source: The New York Times

Source: House & Garden UK

Source: House & Garden UK