Japan often creates some of the most original ingenious and at times quirky homes on the planet that charm you with their innate simplicity and inventive form. The captivating in Mie Japan fits this billing perfectly as its unique silhouette draws your attention instantly while combining brilliant aesthetics with perfect functionality.
Part of a larger renovation that saw the revamping of the entire house the new structure added to the backyard is composed of wooden cladding steel and glass. Housing an exceptional contemporary kitchen and a gorgeous dining area featuring the Saarinen Tulip table and chairs the new addition instantly elevates the overall appeal of the house.
Even the serene bedroom and the luxurious bath with a freestanding tub offer views that are simply spellbinding. With changing seasons ushering in new hues the large sliding glass doors and windows ensure that the panoramic outdoors become a vibrant canvas for the entire house!
With a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean on two of its sides the breathtaking provides a stunning seaside view on Big Sur’s amazing south coast in. While it is the location of the house and its impressive contours that initially draw your attention its captivating interior soon takes over thanks to the amazing and balanced use of glass steel and wood.
Connecting the private and public levels is an astonishing all-glass library that opens up the house to the outdoors and ushers in ample ventilation. The copper and glass exterior adds to the glint of the residence while smart energy-saving technologies and top notch insulation help the home in staying on the side of the equation.
Even though it is hard to look beyond the view outside the real showstopper here is the silhouette of the structure that draws its inspiration from the banana slug which is a native of the region! The thin and elongated volume of the house bends and conforms to the undulated natural contours of the site.
Features such as passive cross-ventilation ensure that while the home welcomes in light the tropical heat is kept outside for good. Long courtyards large balconies and verandas give the renovated home a fresh airy appeal even as its traditional origins are kept intact.