Contrary to most contemporary, Western-style homes in Vietnam, Nghiem kept the private spaces small and the common spaces large. “I wanted the people living in the house [to] enjoy it with others,” he says. With six staircases, many of them collected from old houses and modified to fit this home, the two families are constantly traveling between bedrooms and common spaces.  Photo 2 of 10 in A Narrow Courtyard Joins a Unique Two-Family Home in Saigon