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In a house much like this


Can you not see me living in a house like this? I could make my shiny fings waaaahaaaay up there with only my cups of tea for company! Oh how I would love a studio much like this!



This structure is known as Takasugi-an and is the creation of the Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori. It is constructed upon 2 great big chestnut tree trunks and the only way up is via a free standing ladder. The interior is based on a traditional teahouse. The walls are plaster and tatami mats cover the floor.

Curiously, this house reminds of the old tales of the Baba Yaga. She lived in a house much like this but not quite. Her structure balanced upon gigantic chicken legs rather than tree trunks.



Long time readers of mine may recall my encounter with The Baba Yaga. If you care to revisit this tale, please do click on the photo above .

11 comments:

  1. It would make a great weekend retreat!

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  2. Amazing! I'd love to have tea in a house like that! I think I'd need one to calm my nerves after climbing the free standing ladder. Terrifying!

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  3. It's like my dreams <3 This is why I love your blog!

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  4. What a amazing house! It's so high up too, but imagine the view! :D xx

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  5. Reminds me of my childhood dream house. I love such designs, for me, I know it won't come true but just looking at it makes me happy! x

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  6. thanks for your comment, Yasumi! I think we both share a passion for Japanese food :D

    what an awesome house.. look scary to climb up though!

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  7. I love solitude, but I'm not a fan of no electricity and I'm sure that place doesn't have any..lol It's nice to imagine though.

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  8. What an incredible house! Must show my husband, he loves stuff like this!

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  9. That is exactly what I was reminded of, Baba Yaga!

    So cool!

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  10. I absolutely love your blog! The title of it, the way you write, the pictures, your little oops cupid necklace...EVERYTHING! :) I'm a subscriber now! Also...that studio would truly be a dream come true...such solitude you would find there :)

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  11. A Baba Yaga house! This is too enchanting for words. I have a magical Terry Gilliam film running right now on the DVD while I'm typing here, so this image just fit right in to my mood.

    http://thefoolishaesthete.blogspot.com

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