Positioned on the shores of Kanagawa, Japan, Shichirigahama House is a haven for minimalist design. From the street, visitors are met with a sleek, white facade that gives away little indication as to what lies within. Inside, breathtaking ocean views are complemented by some of the world’s most prized furniture pieces.
Designed by SNARK Architecture, the beach house takes advantage of its seaside location with huge expanses of glazing that face the water and frame the views perfectly. The constant natural light source more than makes up for the windowless facade of the house. The rooms in the house are generous in size to optimise a feeling of comfort and relaxation for the residents and guests. The living and dining area benefits from a double-height ceiling that allows a spacious open plan layout, as well as a loft space perched above containing a super comfortable daybed and uninterrupted glimpses of the sandy beach below.
The stunning house is filled with beautiful designer furniture, including six unique dining chairs by iconic designers such as Hans Wegner, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, and Eames. An exploration of muted colours and tactile fabrics continue throughout, with soft tan leather appearing on chair details and custom-made bed heads. Other natural materials such as rattan and timber are prominent fixtures of the beach house and help to maintain a sense of serenity to accompany its pristine locale. Shichirigahama House is a minimalist design with a warm atmosphere and unmatched outlook of Kanagawa’s natural beauty.
Photography by Tomooki Kengaku.Visit: SNARK Architecture