Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home

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.

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Modern home with Exterior, Green Siding Material, Green Roof Material, and House Building Type. 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. Photo  of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home

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.

Modern home with Outdoor, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Gardens, Grass, Walkways, Trees, Back Yard, and Shrubs. 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. Photo 2 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home

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.

Modern home with Outdoor, Shrubs, Front Yard, Planters Patio, Porch, Deck, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Walkways. Photo 3 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home
Modern home with Hallway and Medium Hardwood Floor. Photo 4 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home
Modern home with Living Room, Standard Layout Fireplace, Chair, Coffee Tables, Medium Hardwood Floor, End Tables, Sofa, and Floor Lighting. Photo 5 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home
Modern home with Dining Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Chair, Bar, Ceiling Lighting, Table, Recessed Lighting, and Wall Lighting. Photo 6 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home
Modern home with Kitchen, Range Hood, Wood Cabinet, Cooktops, Vessel Sink, Range, Marble Counter, Refrigerator, and Ceiling Lighting. Photo 7 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home
Modern home with Bedroom, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, Bed, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Photo 8 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home
Modern home with Bath Room, One Piece Toilet, Open Shower, Quartzite Counter, Cement Tile Floor, Stone Tile Wall, Vessel Sink, Full Shower, and Ceiling Lighting. Photo 9 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home
Modern home with Living Room, Pendant Lighting, and Medium Hardwood Floor. The den features a Japanese-style tatami tea room with enough space for up to 12 people to sit. Photo 10 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home

The den features a Japanese-style tatami tea room with enough space for up to 12 people to sit.

Modern home with Living Room and Pendant Lighting. Photo 11 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home
Modern home with Outdoor, Shrubs, Walkways, Back Yard, and Gardens. Photo 12 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home
Modern home with Exterior, Green Siding Material, Green Roof Material, and House Building Type. Photo 13 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home
Modern home with Outdoor, Walkways, Trees, Grass, Shrubs, Gardens, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, and Back Yard. Photo 14 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home
Modern home with Outdoor, Grass, Back Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Gardens, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, and Walkways. Thoughtful in design, materials and function Photo 15 of Japanese Builder Ichijo Creates Net-Zero Energy Home

Thoughtful in design, materials and function

Credits

Posted By
Builder
  • Ichijo
Photographer
Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • House (Multi Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2013
  • Square Feet
  • 3772
  • Lot Size
  • 0.26 acres