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Jun 9, 2017

Hello there! I just need some suggestion about building houses. Which one do you prefer?

Which one do you prefer according to the picture?

Jazzy06

Jazzy06

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15 Answers



  • DaveJpn

    on Jun 9

    ??? I can only see one house. What's the choice? Are you wanting to build a house in Japan?

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  • Jazzy06

    on Jun 9

    Sorry .here is the other one :)

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  • JapanExpert

    on Jun 10

    There's a lot more to a house that the outside. More important would be layout, use of space, functionality etc.

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  • genkidesu

    on Jun 10

    Personally I like the second one more (the one you posted in the comments) because I feel like it looks more modern and to my tastes right now. That's if we are talking purely on appearances!

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  • helloalissa

    on Jun 10

    I like the second design better also. It looks easier to maintain.

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  • Kasajizo

    on Jun 11

    The first one looks more cozy to me :)

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  • edthethe

    on Jun 11

    I don't like the color of the first, but the big windows and design are up my ally. It's unique for Japan, which also makes me like the first one better. The second looks nice too though. Classy. A bit m more refined.

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  • ExploringJapan

    on Jun 11

    I like the second one. It looks very relaxing. I like the structure also very modern.

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  • Namakemono

    on Jun 12

    I vote for number 2! (^.^)

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  • KevinC

    on Jun 13

    I will vote for the first one, because it will never out of style. After 20 years, the second house will look "old" not classy. Make sure to put a central air conditioner with good installation and exhaust ventilation system. I never see those features in Japanese house.

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  • KevinC

    on Jun 13

    Oooooo... Don't forget a backyard or a rooftop for cookout and firework! ; )

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  • Saitama

    on Jun 13

    I like the first one better. I love the windows, especially the triangle shaped one on the first floor. Our house has lots of windows too, I love natural light and having a great view.

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  • Jackson

    on Jun 14

    I find the 2nd one more stylish, but the first one gives more of a "home" feeling :)

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  • Hidemi

    on Jun 19

    I can say that the 2nd one is nice!

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  • CuriousGeorge

    on Jul 3

    Go for the one that best suits your lifestyle for the next decade or longer; is built with integrity; and is energy efficient with sustainable design. Aesthetics are a personal choice, but choosing one that fits into the neighborhood may be a consideration.

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