Set in the countryside in the pretty area of Yakushima you will find this compact walled property clad in traditional teak wood. The small interior is a intriguing mix of traditional Asian values and heritage in the kitchen and tiny shower room.. whilst the bedroom and sitting room embrace a more modern approach... whilst still retaining a distinct Asian flavour. This property is meant to represent a typical unprepossessing but charming abode for the single Asian lady.
a narrow courtyard surrounds the property on three sides with a entrance set back between the two front rooms. Large tree surround the property offering shade and privacy. A tiny shower-room is typical of many Asian homes with the region.
Cover & Introduction
The courtyard wraps around the property on three sides, divided into different sections all offering an pleasant area to sit and enjoy the total privacy the walls provide.
With a view to low upkeep the courtyard has strategic planting close to the seating areas. Perfect manageability and clean pretty appearance.
the small area to the font of the sitting room with tiny ornate pool and shaded spot to relax with refreshments.
Large ornate gong stands near the passageway entrance, and a glimpse of the garden doorway set into wall.
Colourful lanterns and traditional ornate screen bring in colour and a sense of fun.
Coffee....well everyone need a change from the more traditional tea and a closeup of the pond area.
Trickle of water, always a pleasant alfresco feature.
Between the two front two sections a narrow pathway to the front door.
Of tiny proportions this shower room has been tiled from floor to ceiling with pale green mosaic tiles and all fitments have been coordinated in local bamboo materials.. perfect for it hardwearing and water resistant qualities.
due to the confined space a view through the folding shower door into the simple interior..just enough room for essentials, a bathrobe and some simple towels.
The kitchen was designed to capture the essence of the region, locally sourced materials of Rosewood, teak and bamboo along with hessian fabric has been combined to create a mellow homely atmosphere.
From the kitchen 3 doors lead off to the lounge, from the entrance and right into the bedroom.
Traditional rice-paper and bamboo artworks combine with other kitchen paraphernalia.
Tea for two with views over the countryside and pathway to the property.
Unglamourised and cluttered, a kitchen full of culinary ingredients and cooking utensils along with a multi ring burner.. perfect for woks.
Long view of this humble kitchen dappled with golden eastern sunlight.
Sushi, and a compact well stocked array of ingredients.