This gallery features a real estate development located in Mui Ne, a seaside holiday destination on Vietnam’s Southeast coast. The project was designed and created by MM Architecture.
Situated on a site 110 meters deep between the ocean and the road and 42 meters along the beach, the view is unusually brilliant for a private residential project in an area populated almost exclusively by resorts and hotels. The designer’s idea was to maximize this unique potential with semi-detached sea front villas, keeping a large part of the land as a “buffer” zone against noise from the road.
The construction is composed of 3 units: two 3-bedrooms villas, and one 4-bedrooms villa, each with a private 10 by 3 meter swimming pool. The foundation was raised to 1.8 meters above beach level in order to maintain privacy from the public beach, maximize the ocean view, and prevent erosion.
The interior layout offers a generous sea view for each space. At ground level, the kitchen, dining, and living room are merged in one single space oriented toward the beach front. The homes rear facades have been designed with an open patio for sunlight, natural ventilation, and a pleasant entryway and staircase near the pond and interior tropical garden.
Primary bedrooms open to the infinity swimming pool, looking out over the ocean. Each bathroom has a private garden with jacuzzi, bringing light and ventilation, blurring the indoor-outdoor divide. On the first floor, all bedrooms have a large ocean view.
Floor to ceiling windows are recessed in the concrete structure, providing shade. On the front, the roof becomes a huge timber terrace, extending opportunities for contemplative ocean views. Bathrooms feature naturally ventilated timber louvers. The open design beach front facade holds large aluminum frame windows, while the rear features more timber louvers in lieu of windows.
This minimalist, straightforward design makes perfect use of the amazing location, offering guests striking oceanside experience.
Ocean facing portion extends interior space over this raised patio, with seating on left and infinity pool on right. Stone pathway leads toward beach.
From the beach we see the raised construction wall protecting the home and surrounding lawn from the elements and erosion. Every exterior wall on this facade is floor to ceiling glass.
View from one of the bedrooms, overlooking the infinity pool toward the ocean. Rich wood and grey cushioned outdoor furniture sets feature on patio at left.
The entire property as seen from on the water itself, glowing at night time behind a row of palms.
Central open interior space holds this kitchen area, replete with large white marble island with extensive dining space over white tile flooring. Wood framed window at right affords view of garden pond.
Here’s another of the kitchen space examples, this one incorporating the pond space beneath central wood step staircase.
Opposite view in the same home showcases the glass-railing, natural wood staircase and dark louvers on second floor bedrooms.
The cozy main entryway features more dark natural wood, white tile, and greenery throughout. Guests coming in see this beautiful pond immediately.
Here’s another view over the infinity pool, showcasing the radically open nature of the homes. With floor to ceiling glass slid open, breezes pass right through the structure as if outdoors.
Bedrooms feature innovative rich dark wood desk and headrest combinations behind beds. Contrasting with entirely white surroundings, these add distinct flavor to the style.
At night, with the interior glowing out over the infinity pool, we see the brilliant white-and-wood contrast in bedrooms, with private, glass-walled balcony overhead.
Next to the private jacuzzi we see one of the bathrooms fully opened. White vanities match bedroom decor, while dark paneled shower stands at right. Timber louvers hang above.
Inside the bathroom looking out toward the private jacuzzi, we see the marble topped vanity with rectangular vessel sink.
Head on view of the home from beach side. Dark tile within the infinity pools draws contrast with the bright patio and matches the window reflections from this angle.
Now lit up at night, we see the brilliant white interior spilling out over the patio, with embedded lighting throughout indoor and outdoor ceiling spaces.
Angled view over one of the infinity pools, showcasing the calm reflection of ocean and palms alike.
Living room space features massive L-shaped sectional wrapping around this immense solid wood coffee table, with matching wood platform running exterior of the room.
Now looking out toward the ocean, we see a unique lighting detail: the photographer’s umbrella light source on left, helping brightly illuminate this open space, extending toward the wood framed patio furniture just outside.
On the other side of the home, we have the neatly manicured “buffer zone” concealing the home from the noise and bustle of the street.
Overlooking the lush garden we see the timber louvers protecting upper level on the street side of the property.
Inside the shade afforded by the dark timber louvers, integrated mosquito netting allows for sunshine and air to feed the extensive interior garden space.
Upper level hallway features dark framed, white backless sofa integrating with the bright neutral tones. Sunlight filters through the louvers at left.
The combination of privacy and natural light afforded by the louvers makes an essential component of the upper level bathroom, featuring glossy white cabinetry and vessel sink.
Primary bedroom featuring another combination desk and bed frame in rich dark wood, overlooking the ocean via floor to ceiling sliding glass.
From outside, the cool glass reflects the ocean view guests enjoy from both inside and outside the home.
Upper level bedroom features floor to ceiling sliding glass, allowing for interior space to spill out over the wood deck. Large dark wood desk is built into the bed structure.
The upper level hardwood deck as seen at night, with embedded lighting in the floor and glass railings for transparent ocean views.
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