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This ‘seaside house’ in japan’s Kanagawa prefecture includes two vastly different façades that naturally respond to their immediate surroundings. the home, which has been designed by architect Shinichi Ogawa, presents a white window-less elevation to the passing street where the entrance to the property is found. conversely, the opposing elevation is much more permeable, with large openings and floor-to-ceiling glazing presenting panoramic views of the north pacific ocean.

Designed by Shinichi Ogawa — whose firm has offices in Hiroshima and Tokyo — the two-storey dwelling serves as a family weekend retreat. residents enter the house through an enclosed courtyard, which also provides space for parked cars. the lower level contains the home’s sleeping quarters with both a guest room and the master bedroom opening out onto a terrace that spans the length of the property. sunken into the veranda, an infinity pool offers sweeping ocean views.

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