From the street, on one side of the property, you would have no idea what lies behind the stark white exterior of this home. Perched on the coast of Kanagawa, Japan (just south of Tokyo), alongside the historic Enoden railway line is this stunning two-storey residence, the Seaside House, designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates. Complete with simple, container-like rooms, an open-plan kitchen and living area, all with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. The house is entirely white, with bare walls and a spiralling illuminated staircase — a stunning feature that displaces the need for colourful artwork — joining the two levels. Running the width of the property on the seaside is a lap pool that effortlessly ties in with the ocean, in a beautiful parallel to the busy street below.