How they do things in Vietnam: A Townhouse project - before and after by Florida Custom Home Architect John Henry

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A Houston client with ties to Vietnam bought a shell building and asked for an interior and exterior design.

I was familiar with this type of construction when I lived in Izmir and Ankara Turkey.  And it is the typical concrete frame with brick infill that you see all around southern Europe as well.

The developers build a large subdivision of shell townhouses about 4-5 stories tall.  

Real estate agents market the shell to potential buyers who must then create the floor plans, run plumbing and electricity, etc.

The architects may choose any style but classicism is popular due to the French influence in past decades.

Not much of a different approach than condo and spec office construction but in Vietnam not even the exteriors are finished.

An idea for entrepreneurs here in the United States!

The townhouse is almost finished in the photo below.  The front gates (also which we designed) have not been painted yet.

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Since this is a featured post (thanks to whoever does this!) -- If enough readers request, I will post the floor plans too.  Here is the design for the entry gate:

 

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Very nice design. I have seen this similar design in Europe as well as in Charleston, SC and Chicago markets. I have seen them side by side connected together as well. It looks like a mansion but you go in and it's like 12 units.

I would like to develop something like this :) would have to run feasability etc. I would imagine more sales would come in after the facade is complete though in the US market. Longer to build too. 

Aug 30, 2018 05:25 PM #18
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John Henry - Congratulations on your feature post! It's a good one! I was hoping it would get featured. Cheers to many, many more. You're a great writer with interesting ideas about good material for blog posts. 

Aug 30, 2018 05:56 PM #19
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening John Henry ,

Wow!!! So glad to see this post featured..what a transformation..I love it. We have visited Turkey and were amazed at the spectacular architecture! Your finished product is amazing!

Aug 30, 2018 06:59 PM #20
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That's pretty impressive. The one next door seems still original....

Aug 31, 2018 05:37 AM #21
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Seriously awesome transformation, I love everything about it !!!

Aug 31, 2018 03:32 PM #22
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Bruce Kunz
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Thanks for sharing, John Henry. You've done an amazing job. I don't often think about processes in other lands so this is eye-opening.
Bruce

 

Aug 31, 2018 07:08 PM #23
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Beautiful  John Henry. and I, for one, would like to see the floor plans.

Aug 31, 2018 11:24 PM #24
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Hi Jim, thanks for your interest.  I will post the FIRST floor above!  Next inquiry: SECOND floor.  

Sep 01, 2018 04:50 AM #25
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How very interesting, John.  Thank you so much for sharing.  I would also be very interested in seeing floor plans. 

Sep 01, 2018 04:54 AM #26
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Hello Carol, the second floor is now posted.  Just need one more person to ask for the third floor!  Thank you.

Sep 01, 2018 07:43 AM #27
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Wow John what an interesting post!  The transformation is amazing!!!  Great idea to share with the AR community.  What an interesting life you have in the design business.

Sep 01, 2018 12:34 PM #28
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Thanks Mary, yes, some interesting things cross my desk occasionally!  

Sep 01, 2018 03:02 PM #29
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Jan Green
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Wow!  Talk about a before and after.  Thank you for sharing this seldom discussed method of buying/selling.  Never heard of it before, but that's typical for us Americans!  Very cool transformation. 

Sep 02, 2018 09:24 PM #30
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Laura Cerrano
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This is a pretty cool thing and I have to go check out Vietnam in the near future to see what it’s all about.

Sep 02, 2018 11:29 PM #31
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott I’ve seen this happen before and a lot of them sometimes will surprise you In the best way

Sep 02, 2018 11:31 PM #32
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John

What an increadible transformation this has been. How rewarding it much be to see a concept now in reality!

Jeff

Sep 03, 2018 02:33 PM #33
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Thanks for checking out the posting Jeff.  Turned out better than I expected.  The photo sent by client above was just great.  The thing is, it isn't that large of a footprint and the total living space is I think hovering around 3,000 SF!!

Sep 03, 2018 02:43 PM #34
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John Henry
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Very happy that AR decided to feature this on the side column.  Thank you!

Sep 26, 2018 11:02 AM #35
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Thanks for posting this. I've actually been to Vietnam and never saw this side of things.

Sep 26, 2018 12:11 PM #36
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Must have been a real interesting experience for you Rafi.  Did you notice the French colonial architecture in the older buildings?  Thx

Sep 26, 2018 02:50 PM #37
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