The top floor is pretty much cantilevered and wrapped up in a black zinc cladding and the use of extravagant floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensures that there is a wonderful 270 degree view of the Bay area. The interiors are truly spacious simple in their constitution and completely uncluttered.
With a reflection pond that leaves you spellbound a watery forecourt that is connected by a vivacious spiral staircase encased in a glass cylinder and an infinity pool with a patio to offer lovely view of the sea the entire villa is as fluid as it is solid! The floor-to-ceiling glass windows and the open design ensure that every moment you spend here is both luxurious and memorable.
Designed by Kidosaki Architects Studio it is not just the external dome of the residence but also every single element present on the inside that use the Mt.Asama backdrop and play off of it. While the home itself is not physically associated with the mountain the visual presence makes it the most important part of this cool Japanese house- Just the way its owners wanted it to be!
But do not be distracted by the sober skies as this stunning modern structure nestled on the Pacific Coast of California can is simply spectacular in ways more than one. The most distinct aspect of the home is the grand use of stone on the outside that gives it its very unique and inimitable look.
The most apparent aspect of the estate is the extensive and at times extravagant use of glass which gives the home not just a very transparent look but also helps it bring in the many sights and sounds of the rocky Mediterranean coastline that surround it. With the interiors and the furnishings strictly adhering to a cool white template the house depends on the beautiful natural cove area to give it its unique character and a dash of color and freshness.