Living in a modern and minimalistic house shouldn’t be such a big challenge, especially when you can opt for a stunning architecture. A minimalist house has the potential of making the transition from the old structure into a contemporary house. It will be simple, relatively easy and only require a few small changes. This house in Gokus, Chiba, Japan is no exception. However, even though it solves a series of constraints, it doesn’t neglect its main concern, the functionality and in the least one way.
The architect designed a tall, simple, open space living space with a wooden floor and a sliding door which at first glance can be operated to open the entire room to the splendid scenery. The sliding door can be fully opened and almost disappears into the living space when closed. This characteristic ensures an unobstructed view of the entire surrounding area. The living area opens 100 ft2 of floor space on two sides and is actually almost entirely white. This, combined with the white color palette comes from the materials usually used when designing and decorating houses.
The white main materials will be complemented by colored wooden flooring and furniture. The result is a stylish, comfortable but at the same time monochrome décor. But that’s mostly characteristic to modern and contemporary homes. Natural materials like stonework, stone brown oak wood used in combination with contrasting glossy surfaces make this living space look very inviting, comfortable and extremely pleasant, like a beautiful vacation home. This reflects the overall style of the house.
The space has large windows and a similar penchant can also be seen in the form of stonework. The living area has a modular sofa. All the elements are functional and practical but, at the same time, they don’t lack style. A particularly interesting and interesting detail is the fact that, besides the sofa and sofas, there’s also a small coffee table. This serves as a structure separator.