DEVELOPMENT Shizen no Mon, translated to ‘Gate to Nature’, is the latest project by local developer North 42, a development arm of West Canada Homes.
The new community consists of six houses designed in the classic West Canada style.
Each of the four-bedroom houses will have an interior space of about 300 sqm, and are currently valued at around ¥2.8 billion (US$30 million).
Construction for the development is due to be completed before winter in 2010.
“With one sold going into the winter, we feel positive about the success of the project,” said project manager John Barton.
Located five minutes from the Hirafu gondola, on the road between Hirafu and Hanazono, it is the first time an exclusive private community has been created in the area.
Mr Barton said the houses would create value as views could not be built out, and other buildings would not infringe on the site.
Lead designer is Someya-san, of Atelier Alkumu, based in Sapporo.