Soken Home was considering remodeling this client’s house at first but decided to build a new house in the end. It is A Modern Japanese House with Large Windows and Natural Scenery located in Hiroshima Prefecture.
Instead of remodeling the old house where the husband, Mr. M, suffering from insect countermeasures and temperature differences, a new house is designed for the final decision.
The goal of this new home building is to create a comfortable home for the family and upgrade the performance of the house.
It is a cozy home with a simple wood-like design that blends with the land surrounded by the mountains and sea. The landscape of the mountains and pond can be seen when one opens the large windows, feeling the comfort of being one with nature.
Running a cafe on the first floor of the house after retirement is the dream of Mr. M and his wife. The bedrooms and bathrooms are gathered on the second floor to make this dream come true, separating the hospitality space from the living space when turning it into a cafe.
Solid oak is the main material for the living room floors. The focal point of this room is the iron railing on the stairs.
The couple can create a continuous LDK space in this house by opening the glass door that separates the living room and kitchen. This house’s interior has a café-style finish with well-balanced iron black.
A sense of openness can be created in the kitchen thanks to the large window.
A hobby room is also designed in this house to provide a cozy room for enjoying playing musical instruments, a hobby of the husband. For the children, a playful children’s room is designed with a loft.
Outside, there is a pond that blends well with the surrounding scenery.
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