Mitsui’s latest development – Park Mansion Mita Tsunamachi The Forest – goes on sale at the end of this month. Although prices have yet to be officially announced, this could be the most expensive condominium to go on sale in Tokyo this year. The model room was opened to the public over the weekend, but we had a sneak peak last week.
The 11-storey building is currently under construction on a large 6,100 sqm site directly south of the Australian Embassy. It is directly across the street from the gardens of the historic members-only Tsunamachi Mitsui Club as well as Mitsui’s very first Park Mansion building – Mita Tsunamachi Park Mansion (1971).
About the model room
The 167 sqm (1,797 sqft) 1-Bedroom room is filled with optional extras and non-standard finishes. The original plan for this apartment is two bedrooms, one bathroom and a study. In addition this apartment, along with two others, also have private ‘atelier’ rooms on the 10th floor. The atelier that comes with this particular apartment is 35 sqm and has a mini kitchen, toilet, shower room and a 21 sqm roof terrace. Perfect for a home office, man cave or guest room.
The apartment featured Miele kitchen appliances, a butlers pantry, and was decorated with several pieces of Aboriginal artwork, perhaps in a nod to the Australian embassy over the fence.
With a base price of 700,000,000 Yen, or 4,185,000 Yen/sqm (not including the optional extras included in the model room), this 1-bedroom apartment easily trumps the 1-bedroom penthouse in The House Minamiazabu (which is sitting on the market for 1.5 billion Yen, or 3,640,000 Yen/sqm) on a price per sqm level.
About the building
Residents and their guests can enter via a 50 meter long sweeping driveway that leads to the formal entrance. Upon entering the foyer with stained-glass by Albano Poli and stonework by Masatoshi Izumi, they will be greeted by a concierge counter which can provide assistance with arranging house-keeping, catering, calling taxis, and so on. The 3rd floor will have a fitness room with ‘Technogym’ equipment designed by Italian architect Antonio Citterio. Residents can choose to relax in the lounges, and can host functions or guests in the private villa located in a secluded corner of the grounds. The villa contains a kitchen and entertaining area, bedroom and large bathroom with spa tub.
The building will be surrounded by carefully landscaped gardens designed by California-based Daniel Garness. The gardens will feature a number of traditional Japanese lanterns and stonework and will blend seamlessly with the adjoining embassy.
Several of the car-parks in the basement will contain plug-in points for Hybrid cars.
The most desirable apartments are those facing north and east as they overlook the embassy and Mitsui Club grounds. South and west facing apartments overlook a dirt sports field and a mix of buildings.
There are only two apartments on the top floor, one of which is going to the original landholder and will not be available for purchase. The other apartment comes with a 110 sqm private roof terrace – the largest terrace in the building.
All apartments, even the 3-bedroom types, have only one bathroom.
The concrete floor slabs are 200 ~ 270mm, while the concrete walls between apartments are 260mm thick. To reduce noise, there are floating floors and dropped ceilings. Ceiling heights in the living/dining rooms are 2,600mm, while bedroom ceiling heights range from 2,450 ~ 2,600mm.
Completion is scheduled for January 2016, with apartments ready for delivery in April.
About the location
While much of the Mita area is lowlands that was originally home to merchants and commoners, the elevated plateau of Mita-Tsunamachi was home to several stately daimyo residences. Today, the large grounds of these Edo-period mansions still remains largely intact. The Australian Embassy was once the home of the family of Marquis Hachisuka. A British-style mansion once stood on the grounds where the embassy is now located, with landscaped gardens on the southern slope (where Park Mansion is being built). It is said that samurai was born on this site, which explains the origin of the Tsunamachi area name. Several of the large trees from the original garden have been preserved, including a large eucalyptus tree which will be a focal point in the new gardens.
To the east is the Tsunamachi Mitsui Club. This land has been in the Mitsui family since the Meiji period. The current building was built in 1913 by architect Joseph Conder.
- Tsunamachi Mitsui Club – 210 meters
- Roppongi Hills – 1,600 meters
- Tokyo Tower – 1,200 meters
- Daimaru Peacock Supermarket – 870 meters
- 14.5km from Haneda Airport
- 75.3 km from Narita Airport
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Apartments are sold under a lottery-type system. No pre-sales or pre-signing of contracts is permitted.