THE finishing touches have been put on Eco 260 – an enormous 932sqm private residence in Hirafu Middle Village.
Almost every aspect of the modern, chic, high-end mansion – right down to the tiles – has been custom designed by its hands-on Hong Kong-based owners, Frenchman Bernard and Lily Gauthier.
Project manager Matt Jones from Niseko Resort Design and Construction, said Eco 260 took its name from its environmentally friendly design and features, coupled with 260-degree views from the top floor.
The property boasts 20 geothermal bore holes, all 115m deep, that provide all the heat required for the pool, jacuzzi, driveway and floor heating.
In summer, 54 solar panels produce enough energy for Eco 260 to use year-round.
The house also boasts Niseko’s only private swimming pool, measuring 10m by 4m and finished with brushed stainless steel.
Keep an eye out for a more in-depth feature on Eco 260 in a coming edition of Powderlife.