Yokosuka, Japan was cool in a rugged lawless kind of way, but that was all during the Vietnam War when there were many bars and clubs for the U.S. Troops along Dobuita street. Thing are bit more refined these days, and you can even find a house like this on top of the hill.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

via Kubota Architect Atelier
 
Who: Katsufumi Kubota
What: Single family residence
Where: Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture
When: 2007
How: Three-story reinforced concrete and steel frame construction
Site Area: 2,804 square feet
Construction Area: 880 square feet
Total Floor Area: 1,232 square feet