Stay simple and comfort / N residence
The house of architect Makoto Nozawa stands in a residential area full of nature in a suburb of Tokyo. Mr.Nozawa designs in broad areas, ranging from houses and commercial spaces in Japan to hotel renovations outside Japan. For a long time, he wanted his house to be a mix of vintage and mid-century modern style furniture with a Parisian and Danish flair. The house looks like a flat building but is actually a 2-story wooden structured house with a gable roof. On the ground floor, the living room, dining room and kitchen are on the west side and the den and bedroom are centered around the entrance on the east side. On the attic (which is like a second floor), there is a closet and free space. The living dining room is a bright room with the sun shining all day long through the void above. A big opening was created on the north side facing the park. The walnut flooring matches well with the Mid-century sofa and TV rack and the Parisian table, and the kilim rug and cushion are good accent pieces. On the west side, a terrace resembling a lanai from southern islands faces the lawn and gently connects the interior and exterior of the house. Also, the house is full of playful designs like its usage of old hotel doors.