Cover Japanese singer-actor Takuya Kimura lives in a stylish concrete abode (Image: Antony Jones / Stringer via Getty Images)

Japanese entertainment icon Takuya Kimura’s concrete haven in Tokyo is a sight to behold; it features a calming garden and iconic designs such as the B&B Italia 'Big Mama' Serie Up 2000 chair

Japanese singer-actor Takuya Kimura is one of the most iconic figures in the entertainment industry. Besides his charismatic on-screen presence and impeccable fashion style, the Asian entertainment icon also has a discerning taste for design, as proven by his striking abode in Japan. 

Kimura is reportedly residing in Meguro—a special ward in Tokyo, Japan—with his wife, Japanese singer Shizuka Kudo and their daughters Cocomi and Kōki; the latter are also style stars, too, and frequently appear in fashion ad campaigns and magazine features in Japan. While the A-list couple is known to be notoriously tight-lipped and private about their lives off-camera, it’s been reported by Japanese news outlets that they spent nearly 1 billion yen to build the four-storey house in 2007.

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Often described by Japanese media as the “Kimura Palace”, the home boasts a formidable presence with metal shutter doors and its exterior facade clad in concrete; the ample use of the material also shields the home from prying eyes. The raw material adds a sophisticated industrial age to the home. The walls are a particular favourite feature of the women of the home, who are often pictured snapping impeccable stylish outfits in front of it.

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Kimura is said to have built the home around a sprawling outdoor garden specially designed for his wife, who's an avid gardener. The outdoor oasis, a well-loved spot that frequently appears on the family members’ social media feeds, often features vibrant blooms and even fresh fruits. 

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The lockdown period due to the pandemic has also seen the Kimura family unveiling a lot more of the abode’s various nooks and crannies on social media and live broadcasts.

The tastemakers have decorated their homes with a mix of contemporary and vibrant furnishings, including the striped 'Big Mama' Serie Up 2000 chair by Gaetano Pesce, which sits in the corner of the living room. 

A lively array of patterns and colours infuse the home with life, as pictured in their bathrooms that feature soothing blue tiling. Kudo, who ialso enjoys cooking, is occasionally joined by her daughter Kōki in their modern kitchen, which features a vibrant terrazzo countertop and a wall cleverly lined with built-in storage solutions.

The home also has a luxurious gym, a well-fitted music room for the musical family and a rooftop garden for the family to lounge at during warm summer evenings.

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