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Japanese architect Yoshiaki Yamashita has designed a unique home for a pair of car enthusiasts, located in the city of Kyoto. In focusing on the couple's affinity for automobiles, Yamashita placed a garage in the middle of the residence. The garage is surrounded by glass walls as to display the vehicles inside.

The single-story house then features a kitchen and dining area that neighbors the living room, while the master bedroom is located on the other side of the home. That particular room in turn links to a private backyard.

The residence only spans 173 square meters, but due to an abundance of natural light entering the house, it feels much larger and more spacious.

For more architectural excellence, take a look at Japanese architect Tadao Ando's self-built studio.

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