A stunning minimalist beach house with subtle Japanese influences and most importantly uninterrupted views from the main living spaces. The name ‘Uminoya’ literally means a house by the sea in Japanese. The design features include a living space connected directly to a 15m rim flow pool as well as a 25m lap pool on a lower level. The pool in front of the main living space means that no balustrades required in view line down to the beach and rocks. The main living space is accessed via a bridge over a garden between the two portions of the building and acts as a transition space which is often adopted in Japanese architecture. The mood is enhanced with a select palette of natural materials and hidden details. The structure is made of cast concrete that enables expansive cantilevered view lines that maximize the front-line beach and mountain landscape views. Calm and stillness, this home will be the ultimate retreat to enjoy the external environment and the client’s fine art gallery collection.

On Site 2023
Llandudno, Western Cape
742m2 internal / 370m2 external