estled in Niigata Japan is a home that does all this and a whole lot more as this family residence combines an edgy industrial vibe with refined modern aesthetics and a dash of Japanese minimalism.
A living area with floor-to-ceiling glass windows on three sides not only offers unabated ocean views but also a charming glimpse of the bustling city skyline in the opposite direction.
What was once a dark house because of its orientation is now a light-filled environment with the novel living space being flanked by the small courtyard on one side and an inviting rear garden on the other.
Nestled on the eastern shore of in the is one such masterpiece that blurs the line between the interior and outdoors without relying on a series of large glass doors and windows.
The key: turning to a semi-buried structure. The exceptional residence designed by OYO Architects has an open plan living area on the top level that sits just above ground while the private spaces are nestled underneath.
Undoubtedly the real showstopper of the house is the top level rooftop terrace that features a 36-foot-long infinity pool along with a comfy and spacious hangout a barbecue area and an outdoor dining space.
Modern suburban homes are often characterized by a distinct lack of space both on the inside and outside. With space being an absolute premium the idea of an expansive family home surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape is a hard one to achieve even if one manages to muster up the necessary economic resources.