Karuizawa | Minamihara Shiozawa
Shiozawa Street, which intersects with the National Route 18 Bypass at the Shiozawa intersection, is commonly known as “Gourmet Street” and is home to internationally renowned French, Italian, and Japanese restaurants. To the east and west of Gourmet Street, the forest villa area of Minamihara spreads out, making it one of the destinations for those who wish to enjoy a gastronomical experience while admiring the forest.
This property is under construction (scheduled for completion in November 2022.) in a newly developed residential park located 100m east of that Shiozawa intersection. It is located just off the national route, but rental houses are under construction along the road, so this building is not directly visible from the national route.
The house is designed and being built using the “air-pass” construction method, which allows the building to breathe by allowing “air” to “pass” between the exterior and interior walls. This structure allows moisture to escape and keeps the house warm in winter and cool in summer. There is a breathing window in the attic, which can be manually opened and closed. Please check it out for yourself when you are ready to view the house. In Karuizawa, which is known for its high humidity, moisture control is important to ensure the longevity of the house. While many house owners use a number of dehumidifiers in operation to prevent moisture, a house with the air-path construction method is a smart way to achieve this purpose.
What draws your attention for this house's floor plan should be a study on the second floor designed for resort telework. More and more people move to Karuizawa from Kanto (Greater Tokyo) region, citing the convenience of being a little over an hour to Tokyo by Shinkansen bullet train and good living environment in the forest as reasons. For those with such a purpose, this property may be a perfect fit.
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