Between the years 1987 and 1993, the fashion designer Kenzo Takada built a 1,300- square-meter (14,000 sq ft) residence on the border of the Bastille and the Marais neighborhoods. Kenzo lived in the home for a little under 20 years before deciding to put it on the market in 2007. At the time, the asking price was €12 million, or $17.7 million.
Now in new hands, the home has been fully renovated by architect Kengo Kuma who, to his credit, has beautifully preserved many of Kenzo’s fingerprints. Importing all his materials from Japan, Kenzo had created a perfectly authentic Japanese garden with a koi pond and cherry tree, which served as a directional focal point for Kuma. His entire renovation was aimed at re-configuring the home so that views of the garden could be seen from almost every room.
You can read more about the project on Interior Design.