Tranquility is the name of the game when it comes to lake side villas. Japanese firm Takeshi Hirobe Architects get it right with the Villa SSK, located in Chiba, Japan.
Close to the sea, and nearby mountains too, the home included generous loving spaces in a asymmetrical geometric frame. Light pours through windows at both the front and the back of the house, which roots the building in its environment. The one "small" room houses a hot tub, and with it a brilliant view.
This villa is the exact type of spot we'd like to vacation.