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A Minimalist, All-White House Overlooking the Black Sea in Sozopol

12.01.22 | By
A Minimalist, All-White House Overlooking the Black Sea in Sozopol

Located by the Black Sea in Bulgaria, the House in Sozopol looks out to panoramic sea views. The project scope included partly reconstructing a 15-year-old house while designing a completely new aesthetic overall. While a white on white design isn’t for everyone, Simple Architecture incorporated a variety of textures and materials to create an elegant and dreamy atmosphere.

minimalist exterior of modern white house

In lieu of the traditional architectural elements Sozopol is known for, like multiple inclined roofs covered in tile, bay windows, and arches, Simple Architecture flipped the script by way of minimalism and contemporary design. The three-story home has a monolithic appearance, almost like white blocks stacked to create the outside form.

minimalist exterior of modern white house

minimalist exterior of modern white house at sundown

minimalist exterior of modern white house with views of the ocean

The only color around can be found in the curated selection of green plants and further off, the blues of the sea and sky.

minimalist exterior of modern white house with exterior seating

The courtyard offers various places to relax and take in the serene surroundings.

minimalist exterior of modern white house with seating around pool

minimalist interior of modern white house with dining room looking out to ocean

The all-white palette continues indoors with the exception of artwork that hangs throughout.

living room of minimalist interior of modern white house

Textured materials and dimensional surfaces keep the white interior from being too sterile or cold.

living room of minimalist interior of modern white house

Massive windows on the ocean side frame ever-changing views of the water as time moves on throughout the day.

kitchen of minimalist interior of modern white house

large white bathroom of minimalist all-white modern house with views of the sea

A large bathtub resides in one of the bedrooms allowing those that are bathing, perfect water views.

large white bathroom of minimalist all-white modern house

large white bathroom of minimalist all-white modern house

side view of balcony of all-white modern house on second floor

modern seating area of minimalist all-white modern house

bedroom of minimalist all-white modern house

bathroom of of minimalist all-white modern house

bathroom of minimalist all-white modern house

exterior view of minimalist, all-white modern house

exterior view of minimalist, all-white modern house on top of rocky cliff

Photos by Assen Emilov.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.