A Japanese House with a Steep Roof

With it’s steep pitched roof this house is probably the most unusual Japanese house I’ve featured on this blog. Designed by Japanese architecture firm, On Design, the home has a slender, lean design.


The house appears to be taller than usual due to the elongated roof which starts at the top of the first floor. The steep pitch roof seems at odds with the various windows, creating a sense of the whimsical.

The interior mimics the exterior, with tall slanted walls featuring custom storage cabinets and shelving. The house seems to be finished in a minimalist fashion with the occasional wood cabinetry giving the home a sense of warmth.


Japanese House with Steep Pitched Roof

Japanese House with a Steep Pitched Roof


Japanese House with a Steep Pitched Roof

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Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.