Monday, June 22, 2015

Vietnam House

My Doors Open wanderings also took me to Vietnam House in the Glebe. Built in 1913, this Spanish Colonial house now serves as the residence for the Vietnamese ambassador.




39 comments:

  1. tres belle maison, l'interieur est superbe

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  2. Not much of Vietnamese in this house, probably only the wonderful wooden chairs...

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  3. I agree with VP, I think they are not allowed to change much in the house.

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  4. Beautiful, both inside and out!

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  5. This one I don't like. Too cluttered looking, yet neatly placed but cluttered at the same time.

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  6. The Colonial house is an interesting architectural selection for the Vietnamese ambassador--unusual combination of cultures!

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  7. A lovely home and interesting juxtaposition of styles and cultures. That's great you were allowed to photograph.

    Janis
    GDP

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  8. @Cloudia: I certainly think it is.

    @Linda: the architect really outdid himself back in the day.

    @Olivier: merci!

    @Revrunner: it's so unusual, too.

    @VP: well, also some of the decorations, things in cabinets, that sort of thing.

    @Marianne: architecturally speaking, no, but personal items are another matter.

    @Halcyon: thanks!

    @Whisk: admittedly tastes do differ.

    @Janis: it's a nice place, set on a fairly quiet street.

    @Tex: it is.

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  9. Love this series that you are working on William.

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  10. Interesting decor, too cluttered for me as well. Very cool to get inside these buildings.

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  11. Nice! I love the wood table and stools.

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  12. Quite a contrast between interior and exterior, William.

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  13. That's a pretty house. I like those table and chairs with very unique-looking legs! Never seen furniture like that. Wonder if it's from Vietnam.

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  14. @Luis: it's a great photo source, this event, though this year I'm not posting in any particular order!

    @Jackie: it is fun to get into these places.

    @Judy: so did I. Very unusual.

    @RedPat: it's a pretty neighbourhood, and there are quite a number of embassies or ambassador homes within a short walk of this one.

    @Tamago: I imagine they must be. I've never seen furniture like that in other places here.

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  15. It's quite beautiful and I'd expect a red roof on a house for a commie! (Just kidding!!!!!) A lot of things change in 50 years!

    Re your comment on Ocala:

    You say peculiar
    we say Ocala.

    Heh, heh!

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  16. Looks like the ambassador's taste runs towards the modern. Very cool place.

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  17. Beautiful place. You emphasized the furniture.

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  18. This Doors Open series is really interesting, William !

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  19. It almost looks like a museum.

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  20. I wouldn't have imagined Spanish colonial and Vietnamese as a combination but the interior looks fairly neutral.

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  21. I really need to get into diplomatic service. But then, one of my editors once said that would lead to World War III....

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  22. The Ambassador is living very well...as would be expected.

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  23. That's a great looking exterior and the gardens don't look to shabby either...

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  24. @Lowell: hah! Well the roof precedes the current owner!

    @Stuart: I do like it.

    @Red: yes, I wanted the furnishings to take priority this time out.

    @Karl: thank you!

    @Ciel: it's a lovely style of architecture.

    @Marleen: yes, it does.

    @Kay: the combination of architecture and the way they decorate does seem to work.

    @Norma: I wouldn't be cut out for diplomacy.

    @Janey: it's a very pleasant house, and a good neighbourhood.

    @Geoff: the gardens are nicely taken care of, and they've got the park right out the back door.

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  25. Beautiful place and fantastic furniture. It's always amazing how well most diplomats live.

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  26. Neat! Open Days is a marvelous custom!

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  27. I like the outside of the building and the garden that's surrounding it.

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  28. Goodness this is a lovely residence William, the furniture is pretty fantastic.

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  29. Very attractive, inside and out.

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