Perched on the edge of a crest overlooking Mt. Yotei and the Hanazono Ski Resort, and surrounded by a deep silver birch forest, this luxury chalet is remarkable for its cantilevering, glassed-in rooms and terraces, broad and open internal living spaces, sculpted stair hall, cathedral ceilings, all under a curved, sweeping hip roof that takes its form from a bird ready to take flight.

Project Type: Residential

Completion: December 2015

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This 3 level, 5 bedroom chalet also contains a multi-function room, wine cellar, garage, boot room and ample short and long-term storage. External materials and colours were selected to blend into the dark-trunked silverbirch forest. Internally, oak floors, grainy silver and dark wall finishes, luxurious countertops and a unique two-sided fireplace create a warm environment that, nothwihstanding tall floor to ceiling windows, feels cosy and comfortable in all seasons.

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North Hills, Hanazono, Niseko, Japan

Katsura, Niseko