Traditional japanese residence with office by Edward Suzuki Architecture

The House on the bluff is a very beautiful residence located in the Yamate district of Yokohama, Japan. It’s an interesting structure that actually includes a main residence and an attached studio office. The two volumes are nicely combined and they form a compact and uniform structure. The project was developed by Edward Suzuki Architecture and it was completed in 2012.

The name of this project and of the residence itself was inspired by the positioning of the building. It’s a house sitting on a bluff from where it benefits from panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and the seaport city. In order to make it blend in with the rest of the surrounding houses, the architects decided to paint this residence white. It has a fresh and modern look and it preserves the image created by the rest of the dwellings.

An all-white house would have been too cold and intimidating so another great idea was to add wooden louvers that create a beautiful color contrast with the white façade while also adding warmth to the design. Inside, the house features a series of common areas on the ground floor that include a library with a curved wall and integrated shelving, a study area and a double-height living room. An internal window connects the master bedroom and the living area. Overall, the interior is very bright and modern. The wooden floors create continuity between the rooms but still, each area is different and unique.{found on designboom}.

Published by in Architecture, on May 7th, 2012


About us is a website that offers you the latest and greatest news/articles/features in architecture, interior design and furniture.Since we launched we collected more than 10,000 unique articles with more than 60,000 pictures & ideas...

Homedit is not a retail shop, nor do we sell anything from this website. We try to direct you to a website with every post, so that you can inquire directly.... read more.


Submit a design

We are interested in interior design , architecture, furniture and lighting, but it can be anything, as long as it's about home.

Email to stefan.lucian{at} with the following info:

  • A brief description 200 words or more
  • A link to a website is always good
  • Email as many large photos as you have