Japanese-design studio Studio Velocity has designed Montblanc House. Completed in 2009, the simple but chic home can be found in Okazaki, Japan.
The plan of the house included a small beauty shop situated on the first floor. The home belongs to a young couple with two children.
The plot is surrounded by neighbouring houses in three directions and is in a quiet residential area. Majority of the houses in the area have two floors and come with fantastic views of mountains in the distance. Images courtesy of Kentaro Kurihara.
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Canadian architectural practice, Dialog, has designed the Southlands project. Completed in 2011, the once neglected inner city bungalow has been transformed into a luxury urban oasis. The property can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.