Last Updated on
A gigantic, brown door is the most striking thing that greets visitors coming to the power couple Kryz Uy and Slater Young’s home. But it’s only the first of many huge features in the Skypod, the house’s witty nickname taken from a play on the duo’s initials. In a nutshell, the home is big on space, natural light, and the mix of indoor and outdoor areas.
Giving their fans a peek into their abode, Kryz and Slater posted a house tour in Kryz’s Youtube channel. Reflecting a modern, industrial style, the space is adorned with neutral color palettes, structured lines, clutter-free surfaces, textured concrete walls, and minimalist furnishings. It has an open-plan concept, one that not only contributes to the contemporary feel but also blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor areas. At the same time, there’s an abundant supply of natural light in the space, as the upper portion of the home is filled with jalousie windows.
As Kryz puts it, it’s “super bright, super airy, and super light.” Here are some of the highlights in the rooms:
The focal point of the living room is the huge sectional sofa. Tagging it as her husband’s dream couch, Kryz says it’s where they spend most of their afternoons and evenings relaxing. Slater adds that the sofa was one of the pieces they prioritized investing in, as they want the family to spend most of their time in the living room. Considering the kids they’ll have in the future, the couple designed the space to be bright and open, encouraging the children to lounge around, rather than get cooped up in their own rooms.
Another interesting feature in the living area is the textured wall that extends all the way to the outdoor area, creating an illusion of a much bigger space. It’s made of solid concrete but has wood patterns.
It’s the dining table that takes the spotlight in the space. For one, it was constructed from old ironwood, and sports a sophisticated black color, tying into the industrial style of the interiors. At the same time, it has sentimental value to the Youngs. The table was given by Slater’s father, who had been keeping it for 10 years.
Sharing a fun fact, Kryz said that the first time they ate at the table, they did it “military-style,” with their hands leveled with the shoulders, because the table is too high. They eventually decided to chop off a few inches from the legs of the table. Nonetheless, they love the piece, as it’s memorable. And most importantly, they love dining at the area, peering through the glass divider, going into relaxed mode at the sight of the calming ripples from the pool.
The Youngs also emphasized their eccentric lighting fixture above the dining table. It’s a woman-silhouette hanging on the chandelier, which they wittingly call “Sia.”
The home’s kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances and equipment. For one, it has a refrigerator with a built-in ice dispenser, as well as an insta-view feature (letting people see the inside of the fridge without opening it). Tucked in a corner, there’s a mini appliance garage, which houses a conventional oven and a smart oven, which cooks food however one prefers. The sink is touch-activated.
One thing Kryz and Slater realized is that the kitchen is the part of the home where family members and friends often gravitate to. More than a food preparation area, the Skypod’s kitchen is an entertainment hub of some sort, giving plenty of space for guests to lounge around. The kitchen island, for instance, is a spacious piece made of quartz and has several stools. There’s also a bar cart, where people can easily grab drinks.
Called the pink room, Kryz’s home office has an accent wall that makes for an aesthetically-pleasing element in the space. Meanwhile, the wall that serves as a backdrop for her main desk has white brick details, which were styled using grinder tools. As for the storage areas, Kryz shared she had it custom-built by one of her interior-design friends. All around the room, you’ll find soft pink and gold accents, along with wood materials, which are very pleasing to the eye.
Kryz and Slater’s bedroom is a relaxation haven. It has a high ceiling, furnished with wooden accents and lighting fixtures. The majority of its walls are in glass, so they always wake up to a view of the mountains or their pool, while basking in a sea of natural light. A portion of the wall, the backdrop of the bed, has a black color, providing a nice, little contrast to the bright, sunny atmosphere in the space. A key feature the couple highlighted in this room is their massage chair, which a lot of their friends and family pay a visit.
Meanwhile, the bathroom has his and hers sinks, complete with black hardware. The counters, just like in the kitchen, are marble-looking, but are made of quartz. Wood materials and indoor plants are part of the interiors as well.
As for the closets, the couple also has separate areas. Kryz’s is adorned with glass cabinets, gray neutral palettes, gold accents, and plenty of lighting fixtures, especially in the vanity area. Slater’s, on the other hand, has sliding cabinets that have a polished, black look.
Skypod, an industrial-style sanctuary, oozes with vintage and modern charm from its architecture and layout to the furnishings, even down to the accent details.
Main photo via Kryz Uy’s YouTube channel