This sukiya-zukuri-style abode in Hokkaido is a Genuine Heaven

Inside a Chic and Contemporary Villa in Japan
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Newly introduced on the market is the Keyaki Villa, part of the Ginto Residences that belongs to the Ginto Hirafu Estate — Hirafu’s first all-season luxury residential resort.

The villa is located to what is widely considered Asia's answer to Aspen
The villa is located to what is widely considered Asia's answer to Aspen

The Ginto Hirafu Estate is divided into three zones: the Ginto Residences, boasting desirable, thoughtfully designed chalets on increasingly valuable residential plots of land; the Ginto Village, a collection of local and international commercial establishments to cater to both residents and tourists; and The Pavilions Niseko, a boutique hotel set to launch in 2021.

A combination of glass and down-to-earth materials feature in the home
A combination of glass and down-to-earth materials feature in the home
Traditionally Japanese sliding doors contrast more contemporary furnishings
Traditionally Japanese sliding doors contrast more contemporary furnishings

Inspired by sukiya-zukuri design born in the late 16th century, the villa’s exterior bears some resemblance to a traditional teahouse. Inside, its sukiya style becomes even more apparent with its use of natural materials, from the earthy (wood) to the refined (marble).

Glass windows envelop the villa in a tribute to the majestic views
Glass windows envelop the villa in a tribute to the majestic views

Appointed with steel, concrete, and glass, it boasts two floors covering a total of 4,520 square feet.

The view from the master suite is an exhibition of nature at its finest
The view from the master suite is an exhibition of nature at its finest

Surrounded by lush Into woodlands, the villa’s five bedrooms look out to superabundant forest and a view of Mount Yotei.

Photography courtesy of Sotheby’s

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