The most precious residence designed by Arata Endo in existence.
Introduction to Kachi Villa
The Kachi Villa is a holiday villa designed by the architect Arata Endo and built in Hayama in 1928.
It is said to be the most precious residence designed by Arata Endo in existence.
Arata Endo worked for Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) in 1917 when he came to Japan to construct the Imperial Hotel Tokyo, and Endo played a major role until its completion. Subsequently, Endo contributed substantially from design through to completion in every architectural project Wright was involved in designing during his stay in Japan. Some of them include Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan and the former Yamamura Residence (now called Yodoko Guest House)".
Arata Endo's architecture is strongly influenced by F.L. Wright. In the Kachi Villa too, he followed F.L. Wright's architectural philosophy of "harmony as a whole" whereby architecture flows in keeping with the geography and where the overall design is considered right down to the furniture and lighting.
We will be inheriting the Kachi Villa designed by Arata Endo, which is important cultural heritage of Hayama.
The pleasant climate and rich natural environment of Hayama has ensured its popularity as an area of Tokyo holiday villas since the Meiji period.
As we inherit the memories of the many wonderful residences built by people from political and cultural worlds, as well as those of the imperial family, we reconfirm the architectural, historical and environmental-engineering value of Kachi Villa. We will continue to make the most of the charms of a space and modern interior that so typifies the Japanese lifestyle and sense of aesthetics that current generations are starting to forget, and in maintaining, managing and preserving Kachi Villa in a number of ways, we aim to ensure it remains relevant in the future.
I gratefully ask for your continued support and cooperation.
January, 2016 Representative Masako Takei
AccessIsshiki, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa
|Structure：||Two-story wooden building
(basement partially reinforced
|Design：||Arata Endo (遠藤新)|
|Total floor area：||364.38㎡|