The rocks from this property were used to build this oceanfront house

This modern house in Taiwan has been designed for indoor/outdoor living and has three levels, with a rooftop deck, main living and sleeping level and a swimming pool level.

Photography by Kuomin Lee

 

Create+Think Design Studio have designed a house on the east coast of Taiwan named A’tolan, meaning a place with many rocks.

The house is located on a sloped lot that was full of rocks. When those rocks were excavated to make room for the house, the rocks were then used to build some of the walls throughout the house and landscaping. The home spans over three levels like rice patty terraces.

 

This modern stone, steel, concrete and wood house in Taiwan has been designed for indoor/outdoor living and has three levels, with a rooftop deck, main living and sleeping level and a swimming pool level.

Photography by Kuomin Lee

Entering the home, you can easily see the excavated rocks that now make up some of the walls.


This modern house used the rocks excavated from the ground to build some of the walls.

Photography by Kuomin Lee

To the left of the entryway is the alfresco dining room, that’s open to the outdoors and has uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean. A wood lined ceiling provides protection from the sun and rain.


This alfresco dining room in a modern house is open to the outdoors and has uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean. A wood lined ceiling provides protection from the sun and rain.

Photography by Kuomin Lee

On the other side of the stone wall is the kitchen, outdoor deck and bedroom. The outdoor deck has a water feature that turns into a waterfall on the lower level, home to an infinity swimming pool.


This modern house has an outdoor deck with a a water feature that turns into a waterfall on the lower level, home to an infinity swimming pool.

Photography by Kuomin Lee

The kitchen opens up to the deck for complete indoor / outdoor living. The living area of the home is located outdoors, so easy access to the kitchen is a must. The black kitchen matches the black steel frame of the house, while a wooden countertop matches the deck, and a glass backsplash allows a view through to the rocks behind it. By using glass, it also lets the rocks appear as a piece of art. When needed, the kitchen can be closed off to the elements with accordion glass doors.


This black kitchen with a wooden countertop opens up to the deck for complete indoor / outdoor living. By using clear glass for the kitchen backsplash, it lets the rocks in the garden appear as a piece of art. When needed, the kitchen can be closed off to the elements with accordion glass doors.

Photography by Kuomin Lee

Off to the side of the kitchen and outdoor living room is the bedroom. A large pivoting glass window can be opened for the ocean breeze to drift through, and the window sill then becomes a bench.


In this modern bedroom, a large pivoting glass window can be opened for the ocean breeze to drift through, and the window sill then becomes a bench.

Photography by Kuomin Lee

Looking into the bedroom from the deck, the blackened wood accent wall is a bold statement, while the lighter wood and hidden lighting in the ceiling draws your eye upwards, making the room appear larger than it is.


Looking into this modern bedroom through a large pivoting window, the blackened wood accent wall is a bold statement, while the lighter wood and hidden lighting in the ceiling draws your eye upwards, making the room appear larger than it is.

Photography by Kuomin Lee

Next to the bedroom is the bathroom. A round mirror is hung above the aluminum sink and wooden vanity. Around the corner from the vanity is the shower that gets plenty of natural light from the skylight and door leading outside.


In this modern bathroom, a round mirror is hung above the aluminum sink and wooden vanity. Around the corner from the vanity is the shower that gets plenty of natural light from the skylight and door leading outside.

Photography by Kuomin Lee

Off to the side of the bathroom and bedroom is a more private deck, with a sunken outdoor bathtub.


This modern bedroom has a private wooden deck with a sunken outdoor bathtub.

Photography by Kuomin Lee

Behind the bathroom and at the end of the deck is a set of wood and steel stairs leading up to the roof.


This modern house has a set of wood and steel stairs leading up to the roof.

Photography by Kuomin Lee

On the roof is the rooftop deck, with ocean views as far as the eye can see. The plants in the black planters on the roof are a variety of herbs that are used in the kitchen.


On the roof of this modern house is a rooftop deck, with ocean views as far as the eye can see. The plants in the black planters on the roof are a variety of herbs that are used in the kitchen.

Photography by Kuomin Lee

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