FLF: The World’s Most Expensive 1 Bedroom Apartment

Maybe you checked out our previous Fun Link Friday on the inventive floating Japanese tea house designed by David Jameson in DC. Or maybe you happened upon the CNN report some time back about the guy who designed a house for him and his mom on a parking lot-sized plot of land. Upon cleaning out my bookmarked links I discovered I’d tucked away another gem of Japanese architecture and design: The House. Estimated at 1.8 billion yen (21.8 million USD), The House is located in Tokyo’s Minami-Azabu and may be the most expensive 1-Bedroom apartment in the world.

Photo via Japan Sotheby’s International Realty

The original article notes that the official listing includes the following details:

– Almost all furniture in the home is custom designed by Cecotti Collezioni
– Many of the walls, flooring and doors are Italian imported stone and wood
– Features a Japanese ‘Ryotei’ style dining room for dinner parties allowing chef to serve guests directly from gourmet kitchen
– Parisian-style terrace overlooking Arisugawa park
– Features original works from famous Japanese artist Hiroshi Senju, painted on site
– Entrance hallway has walls that open up to massive 200-pair shoe storage unit
– Features massive, fully enclosed courtyard garden
– 1 full bath, 2 partial baths
– All kitchen appliances by La Cornue

For lots and lots of images of this expensive insanity of an apartment, you can check out the Twisted Sifter article here or go to the Japan Sotheby’s page here.

Happy Friday!

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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