Seaside House, Hayama, Japan
Seaside House is an architectural summer home in the calm town of Hamaya, one hour from Tokyo. The design of the house emphasizes the relation between man and nature by using outdoor spaces to connect the two main buildings. The 2-story structure is made of wood and uses natural and warm colors throughout.
The interiors, which contain 3-bedrooms and 3-bathrooms, are stylishly furnished in a minimalist yet casual style. The outdoors consist of 2 spaces that are anchored by two symbolic trees with a sand court and outdoor jacuzzi. The extensive use of folding doors and wide exterior decks further brings the outdoors inside and vice versa. The fully equipped kitchen features full-length folding doors for a seamless transition between interior and exterior dining.
The atmosphere is one of calm tranquility that brings together the simplicity of Japanese design and the beauty of the Japanese seaside.