Swedish studio Elding Oscarson completed the design of Nerima House, a private residence located in Tokyo, Japan. Built as a weekend refuge for a couple and their grownup children, this minimalist family home features a surrounding small garden and rooftop terrace for ample opportunities to spend time outdoors.

The partially sunken ground floor accommodates a large bedroom with garden views, lavatory and storage room, while upstairs a spacious kitchen, dining and living rooms are organized in a single interior. Wrapped in glazing, the main living area offers a 360-degree panorama of the neighborhood. “The project was fairly unspecified, and rather than making a house with many small rooms, we opted for an open-plan concept,” the architects said.

A simple color palette in white, complemented by wood accents makes the interiors feel airy and welcoming. Probably the most sought after part of the residence, the rooftop terrace ensures plenty of space for both relaxation and entertaining. [Photography: Kenichi Suzuki]

What do you like most about the outdoor spaces incorporated in this minimalist family home?