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!
The owners of the place not only wanted a spacious and simple look but they asked for a structure that could also double up easily as a small hotel when needed. The placement of the inner patio ensures there is ample natural light while the high ceiling and the large rooms truly give the villa the look of a lavish retreat.
Designed by Studio Arthur Casas located in São Paulo the home is actually divided into two separate structures that are connected by an open pond area. While the main structure consists of the living quarters the kitchen and the master bedroom the second building next to it houses children’s bedrooms and rooms for guests. The idea is to give everyone as much space as possible and bring in a certain sense of privacy that does not encroach upon the space of others in the home.
The theme is continued once you step in as well but the interiors are largely dominated by wonderful neutral backdrops colored in pristine white beautiful beige and brown. The thick brown wooden surfaces bring in a sense of contrast to the home while the décor which uses soft tones and unassuming shades goes along perfectly with the dark wooden colors. There is an ever-present tinge of green here and there while lovely golden yellow accents add freshness to the setting.
Designed ever so dramatically by Tierra Design the structure is placed on a podium of granite cobbled walls and uses a z-shaped pattern to ensure that every part of the four-level home gets an unabated view of the sea. The most striking and visually appealing feature of the Villa Mayavee is the way in which architects have used water to not just offer a beautiful variation but also as a reflective surface that accentuates the beauty of the estate.