Grand Tsuru Niseko Villas

High-end custom design ski rental villas
"Elevate every moment"


TypeBuilding development
ServiceArchitectural Design
Project Management
AreaAnnupuri, Niseko town
DesignerABD Architecture LLC
Built2024 (2 units)
  • 2F skip floor
  • 839~935 m²
  • 231 m²
  • 3.5
  • 3
  • 1
  • 7
  • 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

  • 8
  • 1
  • 2 min to the ski hills by car
  • Quiet birch tree forest
  • Forest view
  • Sustainable timber structure
  • External insulation
  • Low emissivity double glazing
  • Low consumption LED lights
  • Up to 5.3 m high vaulted ceiling
  • Skip floor property
  • Showcased open steel staircase
  • Covered balcony
  • Large tiled Japanese bath
  • Media room
  • Day bed
  • Indoor Japanese rock garden
  • Walk-in closet in master bedroom
  • Wood deck (option)
  • Hot tub (option)
  • Firepit (option)
  • Laundry with separate washer & dryer
  • Dry room
  • Owner's storage
  • Powder room

Other Features

  • 8.8 m long kitchen cabinet
  • Kitchen island
  • Western size Miele dishwasher
  • Built-in western size Miele oven
  • Energy efficient induction cooktop
  • 5 seat breakfast counter
  • Heated driveway
  • European modern gas stove fireplace
  • Roof heating (partial)
  • Underfloor throughout the building
  • Electrical towel warmers
  • A/C throughout the building
  • Ceiling fan in living
  • Indirect lighting highlighted facade
  • Designer lighting fixtures
  • Mirror side lamps
  • Designer light switches
  • Toto tankless washlet
  • Auto-lock keypad entry
  • Wi-fi throughout the property
  • Hidden A/C and kerosene tank
  • Single slope galvanized steel roof
  • Light grey painted ash exterior cladding
  • Durable dark metal cladding
  • Hotel grade interior design
  • Natural oak engineering timber flooring
  • Natural timber ceiling finish in living and master bedroom
  • Floor & wall tiled bathrooms
  • Large windows in the living/dining and master bedroom
  • Louvered high side windows in living and master bedroom
  • Marazzi travertine tiles
  • Tatami finished built-in bed platforms
  • Electric roll screen (partial)
  • Designer brand furniture
  • Curtain (partial)
  • Roll screens (partial)

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