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An Historic House in Taiwan with a Central Sunroom

Located in Pingtung City, Taiwan, an old house, dubbed The Adventure of the Light, was refurbished by House Design to help bring light to the inner portion of the house. Tearing down walls led to sunlight filling the once-dark house on all levels.

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The structure was over 50 years old so the renovation was pretty extensive.

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Warm wood floors span the main floor and continue up the walls to a chair rail.

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The space is narrow but it still feels really open thanks to sight lines from the front to the back of the house.

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The color palette is mostly muted with subtle uses of bright colors carefully sprinkled throughout.

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Stairs lead to a central sunroom that helps provide light to the entire house.

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The old window frames were kept from the old house and reused to form a mosaic-like wall that adds visual interest in the newly formed interior garden.

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They kept the exposed brick, which adds another layer of character to the space.

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A few stairs above the sunroom is an open bathroom that enjoys the natural light.

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Just past the bathroom is a bedroom.

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Hidden below the bathroom and bedroom is another room that also makes use of the daylight.

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Photos by Joey Liu.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.