Modern Villa

Ultra modern villa in lower Hirafu with elevated Mt Yotei views


TypeCustom Home
ServiceProject Management
AreaHirafu, Kutchan town, Niseko
DesignerSaikawa Takumi Architectural Design office
  • 3F (2F annex)
  • 548 m²
  • 388 m² (+ 46 m²)
  • 4 (+ 1)
  • 4 (+ 1)
  • 1
  • 8 (+ 2)


This elegant villa is the latest addition to the modern properties in the center of lower Hirafu in Niseko.

It was designed by an alumni from the internationally recognized Kengo Kuma and Associates, its ultra-modern box design with natural cedar louvers is typical of modern international architectural trends.

Most of bedrooms are on the 2nd level, the upper floor, made of steel to make the overhang possible, provides unobstructed Mt Yotei view from the back kitchen to the adjoining large balcony, thanks to floor to ceiling wide windows, as well as its breakfast space with corner window.

The many imported elements, like sanitaryware, kitchen, etc… makes this property truly unique and special.

This building is accompanied by a more modest timber building that hides the neighboring building.

Franck Giral followed this project until his departure, after completion of the structure.

Main Features

  • 4 min to the ski hills by car
  • Living floor facing Mt Yotei
  • Ski hills view
  • Long lasting concrete
  • Light 3F steel structure
  • Soft landscaping
  • Low emissivity double glazing
  • Low consumption LED lights
  • Wide covered balcony with glass handrail
  • Breakfast corner with corner window & Mt Yotei view
  • Stair with continuous black steel ribbon handrail
  • Music room
  • Tatami corner, room & mezzanine
  • Walk-in closet in master bedroom
  • Pull-down bed
  • Dry room
  • Laundry
  • Powder room

Other Features

  • Italian brand kitchen
  • Kitchen island
  • Breakfast counter
  • Western size European brand dishwasher
  • Double built-in Western brand oven
  • Energy efficient induction cooktop
  • Large pantry
  • Double sink
  • Modern insert log fireplace
  • Underfloor throughout the house
  • A/C throughout the house
  • Heated driveway & approach
  • Western brand sanitaryware
  • Toto tankless washlet
  • Wi-fi throughout the property
  • Auto-lock keypad entry
  • Modern design
  • Flat roof
  • Single slope roof (annex)
  • Natural color cedar exterior louver (2F~3F & annex)
  • Natural oak engineering timber flooring
  • Extra-wide window in living
  • Floor & wall tiled bathrooms
  • Internal rock garden with stepping stones
  • Electric roll screens