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    Default An American makes a home in Vietnam

    Looking for a retreat in the mountains outside Hanoi, the American writer Nguyen Qui Duc bought a 500-square-meter (5,400-square-foot) plot of land in 2007. He designed an loft-style home and had it built by local artisans.


    Duc decided that anyone coming into the house would have to cross a walkway, walk over the flat room and then push aside a glass pyramid, right in the image, to uncover a trap door into the living area below. He uses the roof as an area for dining, entertaining and enjoying the view of the surrounding mountains, which are often shrouded in mist.




    The main house is primarily built of stone and glass. Here, a view of an adjacent courtyard that has a sitting area and a firepit in the center.





    An American Makes a Home in Vietnam - The New York Times > Great Homes and Destinations > Slide Show > Slide 7 of 7

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    great view, but i'd be so frightened at the prospect of anything burrowing its way into my home. critters and such
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    That glass pyramid entrance is stupid.
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    looks cold. Not my type of place at all.

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    I love the deck....what a view.

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    i LOVE that bedroom. yay for houses that actually let the elements in!
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    I think it is gorgeous! I'd love to live there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ang View Post
    i LOVE that bedroom. yay for houses that actually let the elements in!
    I agree... I'm all for that, it looks great, seems like it would feel amazing, but then an intrusive thought occurs... BUGS
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    Love it.

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    enjoy your bugs.
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    Beautiful. i love it.

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    I would never live there, but definitely wouldn't mind spending a night or two. Looks very peaceful and relaxing.

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