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Japanese house I really want to have some sort of equivalent to the Japanese wrap around porch...only someone would put some chairs on it or something and it would become a cluttered mess because it's so narrow, or access to it is wierd.... I can't figure out how to make it work into my dream house designs. Sigh.

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House of the Week: The Secret Fortress Next Door

This Carlsbad home has a tertiary space that space is known in traditional Japanese homes as the "engawa.” To sustain a unified look throughout, the floor and ceiling are clad in ipe wood. Phttp://www.dwell.com/house-tours/article/house-week-secret-fortress-next-door

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This North Californian home features a modern cedar breakfast nook inspired by Japanese simplicity. Designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop. by roomporn

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