Japan's largest builder, Ichijo, built this home in 2013 as a technology showcase, boasting a 50% greater unit build cost than a code home. It sold for a cool $1.9M earlier this year.
With Japanese design elements, it is relaxing, comfortable, and designed for interior air quality. It is extremely efficient, and was designed with solar panels to make it net-zero energy. Dramatic design combined with the newest, cleanest technology helps to lower the carbon footprint while being aesthetically pleasing.
The layout features a completely level entry with a one-level living compatible floor plan and designed for an elevator for inter-generational living.
The home features a 15KW solar panel generating system. The owner added 50% more solar panels after moving in. There are also two electric vehicle charging spots in the garage.
The exterior accents include drought resistant landscaping and rain-water catchment systems for grey water plumbing and outdoor use, pervious driveway pavers, super efficient wall panel construction, and a heat pump w/ 4-zone radiant heating.
The den features a Japanese-style tatami tea room with enough space for up to 12 people to sit.
Thoughtful in design, materials and function