A Bright Spot
in the Mountains
Enjoying Our Daily Lives with Nature
Location: New Taipei City
Square meters: 109
Members: Two adults , one child and one dog.
Age of the house: 19 years
Designers: LIN, CHIA HSIEN | CHANG,CHIA-WEN
“Home is where the heart is.” After traveling around the world and taking countless pictures of various human cultures and sceneries, a photographer couple finally found their perfect home. This home, surrounded by mountains and water, is the most beautiful place they have ever witnessed.
The view outside the window every day
Located by the Gin Lon Lake, Xizhi, “A Bright Spot in the Mountains” is only a window away from nature. This residence, occupied by two adults, a child, and their pets, features breathtaking mountain views outside its French windows. Such views were the main reason why its adult occupants decided to settle here. They made it their dream to create a living space that is slightly “loft,” light industry-like, and daily life-oriented.
To improve the small and dim three-bedroom, two-living room, and two-bathroom space, the designer moved the central hallway near windows, drawing sunlight into the center of the living room. Large Japanese-style wooden windows were installed in the study room for a clearer view and to allow sunlight and air to extend from the living room all the way to the master bedroom, ensuring that the hallway is put to full use and easier to walk in. A viewing window was added to the originally dark children’s room, drawing sunlight and sparking fun interactions between the parents and child.
A viewing window was added to the originally dark children’s room, drawing sunlight and sparking fun interactions between the parents and child.
Ash with saw marks were selected to create a texture and appearance similar to those of forests. Peg board and newspaper wall were also added, creating one of the family’s favorite areas. Also, the sky and sea-like blue painting wall is the perfect place for the daughter to showcase her creativity.
Newspaper wall were also added, creating one of the family’s favorite areas. Also, the sky and sea-like blue painting wall is the perfect place for the daughter to showcase her creativity.
Television wall was not installed on purpose to imbue the area with a refreshing ambiance which, combined with projected images and music, allow the family to chill during weekends.
Ash with saw marks were selected to create a texture and appearance similar to those of forests.
The master bedroom and its “green” shows how the house and the outside environment coming together as one.
For the bathroom, blue tiles mirroring the painting wall in the kitchen were used.
One of the most relaxing[JL1] moments for the family is to rest on the sofa and enjoy the sunshine, mountain breeze, birdsongs, and mountain views.