Grand Tsuru Niseko Development

3 ultra-luxurious chalets in the heart of the birch tree forest
"Elevate every moment"


TypeBuilding development
ServiceArchitectural Design
Master planning
Project Management
Well development
AreaAnnupuri, Niseko town
DesignerABD Architecture LLC
Built2024 (2 units)
  • 2,993 m²
  • 231 m²
  • 3
  • 3


Nestled in the heart of Hokkaido Japan’s famous skii locale, Niseko; a introspective development project titled ‘Grand Tsuru’ takes place. Situated just a 2-minute drive from Nisekos iconic international ski slopes, the project seamlessly integrates into the natural landscape along a serene forest road. The property encompasses three expansive plots surrounded by native silver birch and oak trees, with a discreet fourth plot housing the water supply.

Inspired by Japanese culture and nature’s beauty, ‘Grand Tsuru’ is an architectural masterpiece. The name, meaning ‘crane’ in Japanese, symbolizes the project’s essence, reflected in the mirrored slopes of the roofs. The properties exude a sense of weightlessness reminiscent of traditional Japanese timber framing, accentuated by extended eaves and vertical metal cladding with natural wood louvers on the facade.

The architectural design harmoniously blends horizontal and vertical lines, meticulously crafted to mirror the natural surroundings. due to the natural sloping landscape of the property, the project incorperates ‘skip floors’ to better accentuate the flow of the land, giving beautifuly high ceilings. combined with the low, elongated roof structure, the projct seamlessly integrates with the forest, creating a visual marvel from the Japanese-style entrance-way throughout the building. ‘Grand Tsuru’ transcends a mere residence; it stands as a testament to the artful fusion of form, function, and the profound beauty that envelops it.

Comprising three generous villas; aliigned in a complimentary from with one mirrored against the two. Each villa spans 250 m² over two floors, ‘Grand Tsuru’ offers a spacious living/dining/kitchen area with vaulted ceilings. additionaly, the properties each incorprate three ensuite bedrooms of a Japanese-style design, with the master bedroom boasting a large full bathroom, including a tiled Japanese style bath. The staircase, glows with natural light from loft windows, which serve as the masterpiece connecting all four corners of the property. In essence, ‘Grand Tsuru’ is a harmonious blend of architectural mastery, cultural influence, and natural splendor, defining itself as more than a residence—it’s a work of art.

Main Features

  • 2 min to the ski hills by car
  • Quiet birch tree forest
  • Forest view
  • Underground power
  • Bollard street lights
  • Heated driveway
  • Water well
  • Separate water supply building
  • Development surrrounded by forest
  • Limited earthworks

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