With all the different furniture, colors, textiles, and decorations that are available to modern homeowners, it is easy for a beautiful home to get quickly cluttered. This house in the Valparaiso Region of Chile, from Santiago-based LAND Arquitectos, swings forcefully in the other direction. Rather than fill a beautiful home up with knickknacks, minimalist decor is able to let the building’s angles and views shine.
From the outside, it is already easy to see the appeal of the simple design with the home’s boxy structure, dotted with windows.
This view from above the house itself gives just a slice of the sweeping views of the Pacific the home offers.
The native plants chosen for the landscaping give the home’s exterior a perfectly undone look.
Most of the home is a simple gray concrete. The contrast of carefully chosen wood is a beautiful surprise for this entryway.
Inside the home, white and wood make up the majority of the design, which makes it that much easier to focus on the tremendous views.
A minimalist bedroom has its own private balcony and buckets of sunlight.
The whitewashed wood on the interior walls lends a perfect beachside atmosphere to the stairwell.
Adding splashes of color in the duvets here makes it easy to swap out, change, or bring back to white at any time.
More painted wood and a relaxing and simple modern sofa.
Windows on two sides of this bedroom give a sense of a space that never stops, almost as if you were on a ship at sea.
A raised desk or counter area behind the bed is a practical addition that doesn’t detract from the room’s simplicity.
The flat roof aligns with the horizon so even neighbors and passersby can enjoy the spectacular views.
A simple kitchen provides just enough room for cooking and eating, without tempting you to stay inside too long.