Seaside House, Hayama, Japan(4)Guestbook entries
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT THIS PROPERTY
This seaside summer home unites the two distinct aesthetic elements of east and west and emphasizes the connection between the indoor and outdoor living spaces. We love the zen simplicity and the similarities to traditional American cottages.
Located just a few steps from the shore in the peaceful seaside town of Hayama, this unique beach home was designed by native architect Vincent Yueh whose primary inspiration is that the design should cultivate and emphasize the experience between people and the natural environment. Constructed primarily of wood and concrete, the site is comprised of two main buildings with an interesting fusion of traditional Japanese simplicity and elements of rustic barn structures.
Anchored by interior courtyards that create and promote a continuous indoor outdoor flow, the house is spread over three levels and inter-connected by wooden decks that gives the sense of being onboard a boat.
The interiors are relaxing and casual and bring together the simplicity of Japanese design with natural materials and a neutral color palette as well as carefully selected furnishing and decor to enhance the design. The extensive use of full length folding doors makes seemless transitions to the exterior spaces with the kitchen and dining areas fully opening out to the courtyard. With three bedrooms and three baths the home is spacious and can sleep up to six.
The stylish and elegant design achieves a sense of harmony and balance in a tranquil and relaxing escape.
Wifi throughout, housekeeping, laundry facilities and parking.
Located along the northern shores of Sagami Bay, in the Miura District, Hayama-Ishiki is a popular seaside resort town but remains a relatively peaceful and intimate destination. Just an hour’s drive from central Tokyo and half an hour from Yokohama city, the nearby coastal towns of Kamakura, Yokosuka, and Zushi are all within a short drive. The house is near to the Imperial Villa and the Shiosai Japanese Garden, as well as the Kanagawa Museum of Modern Art and just a short walk to Ishiki beach where Mt. Fuji can be observed on a clear day.
Hayama, Japan. Nearest Airport: Haneda Airport (45 min)