Charming Timber House Stays True To The Views And Its Beautiful Location

Set on a piece of land carved into the hillside in Ciudad Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, this beautiful timber-clad structure is one of three-holiday homes designed to take full advantage of the ocean views. The other two houses are clad in stone and respectively glass, the choice of materials giving each one a unique identity. The Timber House was designed by studio MM++ architects and completed in 2018. The architects anticipated the fact that the panoramic views toward the ocean might become obstructed by future constructions and designed the house in such a way to allow it to optimize the viewing experience. They did this by raising the house on a platform and giving it a vertical spatial arrangement.

The house enjoys a privileged location which gives it a clear view towards the oceanView in gallery
The house enjoys a privileged location which gives it a clear view towards the ocean
The interior is optimized to take full advantage of the views. This is the mezzanine sleeping areaView in gallery
The interior is optimized to take full advantage of the views. This is the mezzanine sleeping area
The living room, kitchen and dining area are blended into one like in most contemporary homesView in gallery
The living room, kitchen and dining area are blended into one like in most contemporary homes
The intermediate level houses a bedroom suite with an outdoor bathroom and private gardenView in gallery
The intermediate level houses a bedroom suite with an outdoor bathroom and private garden

The internal spaces are organized into two main volumes. One features a high ceiling and a mezzanine level, with large windows at the front and stone cladding at the back. It opens up toward an exterior deck with views of the ocean and nearby hills. The second volume is a suspended box-like structure clad in timber. It houses the first floor of the house, with two-bedroom suites. Large louvers offer it privacy without completely blocking the natural light or views. The social area includes the usual combination of living room, kitchen and dining area and highlights the panoramic views while also creating a seamless connection between the indoor and the outdoor.

The private areas of the house still manage to take advantage of the views while enjoying lots of privacyView in gallery
The private areas of the house still manage to take advantage of the views while enjoying lots of privacy
The timber-clad exterior gives the house a rather sophisticated look among other thingsView in gallery
The timber-clad exterior gives the house a rather sophisticated look among other things
The social area opens up to the outdoors, taking in the majestic beauty of the ocean and the mountainsView in gallery
The social area opens up to the outdoors, taking in the majestic beauty of the ocean and the mountains
It's not just the exterior of the house that's infused with wood but also the interior where the timber adds a warm touch to the decorView in gallery
It’s not just the exterior of the house that’s infused with wood but also the interior where the timber adds a warm touch to the decor
The master bedroom suite enjoys a wonderful spa-like vibe thanks to the private gardenView in gallery
The master bedroom suite enjoys a wonderful spa-like vibe thanks to the private garden
At street level the house features a large home cinema complete with accent lighting and comfy seatsView in gallery
At street level the house features a large home cinema complete with accent lighting and comfy seats
The living area is seamlessly extending outside towards the pool and the raised wooden deckView in gallery
The living area is seamlessly extending outside towards the pool and the raised wooden deck
The stone-clad section of the house looks very charming and shares a strong connection with the gardenView in gallery
The stone-clad section of the house looks very charming and shares a strong connection with the garden
The white walls and minimalist furniture create a very fresh, spa-like ambiance in combination with the wooden accentsView in gallery
The white walls and minimalist furniture create a very fresh, spa-like ambiance in combination with the wooden accents
The layering of materials and different textures give the house a lot of characterView in gallery
The layering of materials and different textures give the house a lot of character