Architecture and interior photographer Marc Gerritsen went back to basics when he designed this minimalist concrete house that you can rent through Airbnb.

Perched upon a green slope on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand, The Naked House is a 6,318-square-foot, five-level house that connects with its natural surroundings and provides some serious peace and quiet.

Designed by Marc Gerritsen, the house is built with concrete, wood, steel, and glass, and has a large open-plan living room, doors than can slide completely open to let in sunlight and fresh air, and a large lap pool that looks out to the ocean. Dialoguing effectively with its environment, the Naked House brings out the best in both the structure and nature.

With hardly any embellishments and minimal furnishing, the house calls attention to the simple beauty of its concrete form, and the atmosphere that's created in the various spaces within the property.

With its unusual open-concept rooms and spaces, The Naked House, which is available for rent through Airbnb, also encourages relaxation and appreciation for nature, and is a retreat that provides rest for the body and soul.

Modern home with Outdoor, Grass, Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Slope, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, Trees, Raised Planters, Back Yard, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, and Metal Fences, Wall. Photo  of The Naked House
Modern home with Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Back Yard, Exterior, Concrete Siding Material, and House Building Type. Photo 2 of The Naked House
Modern home with Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Living Room, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Side Yard, Chair, Recessed Lighting, Sofa, Concrete Floor, End Tables, Shelves, and Rug Floor. Photo 3 of The Naked House
Modern home with Living Room, End Tables, Rug Floor, Floor Lighting, Sofa, Lamps, Concrete Floor, Chair, Table, and Recessed Lighting. Photo 4 of The Naked House
Modern home with Infinity Pools, Tubs, Shower, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Trees, Back Yard, Metal Fences, Wall, Outdoor, Slope, and Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower. Photo 5 of The Naked House
Modern home with Chair, Trees, Sofa, Metal Fences, Wall, Side Yard, Outdoor, Bookcase, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Shower Pools, Tubs, Shower, Hot Tub Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Grass. Photo 6 of The Naked House
Modern home with Trees, Bookcase, Sofa, Metal Fences, Wall, Chair, Kitchen, Side Yard, Concrete Floor, Range, Pendant Lighting, and Stone Counter. Photo 7 of The Naked House
Modern home with Trees, Side Yard, Sofa, Chair, Metal Fences, Wall, Cooktops, Bedroom, Concrete Floor, Night Stands, Recessed Lighting, and Bed. Photo 8 of The Naked House
Modern home with Sofa, Bed, Trees, Metal Fences, Wall, Cooktops, Side Yard, Bath Room, Freestanding Tub, Two Piece Toilet, Concrete Floor, and Concrete Wall. Photo 9 of The Naked House
Modern home with Sofa, Bed, Trees, Metal Fences, Wall, Side Yard, Cooktops, Freestanding Tub, Enclosed Shower, One Piece Toilet, Outdoor, Slope, Shrubs, Walkways, and Grass. Photo 10 of The Naked House
Modern home with Trees, Freestanding Tub, Sofa, Cooktops, Bed, Enclosed Shower, One Piece Toilet, Outdoor, Side Yard, Walkways, and Shrubs. Photo 11 of The Naked House

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Architect
  • Marc Gerritsen
Photographer
  • Marc Gerritsen
Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Square Feet
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