Named Wine Apartment, the place is located in the surburbs of Tokyo’s Shibuya District with a feature temperature and humidity controlled room in a basement with 10000 bottles.
With 18 units each, comes a wine fridge that holds 26 bottles and glasses racks. Takayuki Suzuki, the president of property developer Inovv said, “Tokyo is a unique market for wine lovers.”
He goes on to add, “They do not just enjoy drinking wine but also have academic interest in wine. Wine schools are always busy here. That is why I am seeing potential for a property like this.”
They are planning to set up a popular bistro on the first floor of the expansive 10 storied building come November. With this, residents can bring and drink their own bottles for 2000 yen ($20.60 ). The revelers can also order food and it will be delivered to their apartments.70Pc of the units have already been taken according to Suzuki. The 42 by 46 square metres apartments rents will go for 239000-258000 yen which translate to 2461.22-2656.88 US dollars- 30pc above the normal market price in the area.
Tenants will be paying a monthly storage fee of about 20000 yen ($205.96) to put up 300 bottles in wine cellarS and pay extra for larger collections.
A sommelier will hired by the hour for parties and be able to visit the building during weekends to advise residents on how to pair wine with food.