If that dirt-cheap price of land in Hokkaido didn’t interest you, how about going towards the opposite extreme? For 1.8 billion yen (approx. $22.6 million), you can have the world’s most expensive one-bedroom condominium, up for sale in Tokyo by Sotheby’s Japan. Located in “The House Minami Azabu,” the condo is in the Minamiazabu district, one of Japan’s most highly regarded areas.
For 1.8 billion yen, you will be purchasing a 412 square meter (4,435 square foot) penthouse on the 10th floor, and it will put you in an apartment building that is known to be popular among the wealthiest of Japan’s celebrities and upper class. The estate has sold previous residences for prices up 1.27 billion yen ($16 million), and just to understand how ridiculously high of a price that is, Japan’s Land Institute says that any average condominium of that size would sell for roughly $1.98 million.
But it’s more than an empty condo in an expensive part of Tokyo, no, this comes fully furnished with imported art, and rare, custom-built furnishings from around the globe. The features an amazing mixture of modern design tastes with traditional Japanese aesthetics. There is an open-area kitchen and dining area, meant to resemble that which was found in a traditional Japanese house. There is also private courtyard built in the spirit of a Japanese garden, a huge walk-in closet and storage space that is cleverly hidden behind the walls of a long hallway. And topping it all off is a private jacuzzi bathtub.
Take a look at some of the pictures below of this amazing place. Imagine being able to live there, and then that asking price doesn’t quite as ridiculous as it did before, does it?