Yanagi House

Modern timber house in a tranquil area with smacking, unobstructed view of Mt Yotei


TypeCustom home
ServiceProject Management
AreaYotei no Sato, Kutchan town, Niseko
DesignerHAI (Hikokonishi Architecture Inc.)
  • 2F
  • 1,418 m²
  • 270 m²
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1
  • 8


Situated in the quite area of Yotei no Sato, near Hirafu, this family home’s design is based on simple principles that allowed for a cost effective property: flat land, rectangular floor plans, two-story building, single slope roof, ideally oriented and fancy features where its counts.

From the living/ dining area, large windows and wide covered terrace provide stunning and unobstructed views of Mt Yotei similar to those from the master bedroom and its tiled bathroom.

The exterior walls, covered with a mix of natural cedar cladding and grey galvanized steel cladding creates the cool and modern Japanese architecture. 

The high ceiling on the 2nd floor provides a spacious master bedroom, and highly comfortable living and dining experiences, which are accentuated by the symmetrical, tile covered fireplace wall at the end of the living room.

The house, designed with maximized functionality, with a garage, a large dry room/ laundry, living areas upstairs and downstairs, 4 bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms, is the ideal rental property for large groups and families.

Yanagi means “willow” in Japanese and reflects the intent of blending the property within the surrounding trees.

Main Features

  • 8
  • 1
  • 4 min to the ski hills by car
  • Quiet location surrounded by trees
  • Building facing Mt Yotei view
  • Ski hills view
  • Sustainable timber structure
  • Low consumption LED lights
  • 3.2 m high 2F ceiling
  • Large covered balcony
  • 2 living areas
  • Dry room
  • Walk-in closet in master bedroom
  • Large laundry with separate washer & dryer
  • Powder room

Other Features

  • Natural oak finish doors
  • Western size European brand dishwasher
  • Eye-level built-in European brand oven
  • Energy efficient induction cooktop
  • Gas insert fireplace
  • Open staircase with 2 story windows
  • Underfloor heating in most areas
  • A/C in living and bedrooms
  • Auto-lock keypad entry
  • Wi-fi throughout the property
  • Single slope roof
  • Natural cedar exterior cladding
  • Natural oak timber flooring
  • Floor & wall tiled bathrooms
  • Floor to ceiling windows in living
  • Tiled symmetrical fireplace wall
  • Roll screens


  • “Franck played an important role in the delivery of our house. He was efficient, responsive and professional in his approach and attitude. His familiarity with the local project delivery process and his proficiency with the local language made for a smooth and efficient construction process. The house ultimately was delivered on time and on budget.”

    Christopher Liu
  • “Franck was also subsequently extremely diligent in following up to ensure that any defects were duly rectified and addressed by the contractor.”

    Christopher Liu