OOAK Niseko, A Private Family Holiday Home That Embraces Nature

As a personal passion project, Steve Leung has taken the lead to design a ‘one of a kind’ family residence in Hokkaido.

Lauded as the ‘crown jewel’ of Japanese ski resorts and holiday homes. The destination is favoured for its abundance of space and privacy. Niseko is notorious for its mesmerising seasons.

Often referred to as one of the world’s top 10 ski destinations, Niseko is beautifully snow-blanketed with light fluffy powder snow throughout Winter. Besides, it offers an array of outdoor activities including lake boating, lavender field touring and golfing in the Summer months.

OOAK Niseko uniquely celebrates the confluence between Japanese and international architectural design resulting in a very special ambience like no other.

Nestled on a hillside and comprised of two interlocking structures, the two-story OOAK Niseko residence has been thoughtfully designed to harmonize with the natural topography of its surroundings. The home provides a secluded and exclusive retreat, offering breathtaking views of the lush forest and rolling countryside that surrounds it.

Seamless transitions define OOAK Niseko

The OOAK Niseko residence celebrates the seamless integration of Japanese and international architectural design, as evidenced by the harmonious and fluid transition between its exterior and interior spaces spanning 600 square meters.

Characterised by a simple and minimal aesthetic, the space hence maximises the connection between nature and indoors. It features generous three-sided floor-to-ceiling windows where the splendid vista of Mount Yotei is available at the alpine sanctuary.

Apart from the spacious living and dining areas, the space also shows off three large bedrooms. The master bedroom features a generous space of 94 sqm anchored by generous full-height windows. Furthermore, all bedrooms in the house are ensuites featuring a sizable Japanese-style bath.

Catering to residents’ privacy and relaxation, OOAK Niseko has a dedicated entertainment room for karaoke and cigars. As well as a spa room for treatments which cultivates more opportunities for quality time with family and friends.

Who’s Behind OOAK Niseko

Steve Leung’s journey in the design world began as an architect, and he soon went on to establish a successful business specializing in architecture and interior design. Today, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential leaders in the industry, having founded the highly acclaimed and award-winning Steve Leung Design Group on an international level.

“OOAK Niseko is a labour of love and a family home deeply rooted in design and in one of my most favourite locations in Japan,” says Steve Leung.

An acronym for ‘one of a kind. Steve has taken the lead in driving the architectural, interior design and art display of OOAK Niseko. Steve sought after architect Makoto Nakayama for a collaborative effort further to the successful debut of OOAK Lamma.

Following the similar design ethos between Steve and Nakayama, OOAK Niseko brilliantly showcases a timeless style characterised by clean lines and simple forms. In addition, paying homage to the long-established Japanese architecture through liveable spaces that embrace nature through the contemporary space.

Fuelled by Steve’s personal motto, “Enjoy Life, Enjoy Design”, OOAK offers a rare experience to enjoy. Not just exceptional and unique architecture and design, but also beautiful vignettes of his various life inspirations.


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