Four walls (and six legs) to call your own

Houses in Japan can be rather strange. Take this one for example, with an extension built onto the side of the second floor and supported by a six-legged metal framework.

House with extension on stilts

See Penguin’s “Tokyo Surreal Estate” series for more examples of housing in Tokyo.

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2 Responses to “Four walls (and six legs) to call your own”

  1. jturningpin Says:

    That is positively bizarre. Was the extra room really necessary to go through all that trouble? Looks like they’re just using it to store knickknacks.

  2. David Says:

    The entrance stairs and door area were decked out with a random assortment of knickknacks, so I’d guess it’s not the only room that looks like that inside.

    It doesn’t look like it’s very warm and cosy. I can’t see myself relaxing in there with a cup of tea in the evening. Specially with the strong winds we’ve been having recently.

    Makes a nice car port though. And in summer it could double up as a jungle gym for the kids.

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