For Sale: Yoshimura Junzo-designed house in Tokyo

Price: ¥113,200,000 (approx. 1 million USD)

This is a compact urban home designed by Yoshimura Junzo (1907-1997). Yoshimura got his start working at Antonin Raymond’s office before being transferred to Pennsylvania in 1940 for two years. He established his own architectural office after returning in the 1940s. His past clients have included the Rockefeller family and the Imperial Household. Yoshimura is one of Japan’s great modernist architects and his homes are often sought-after by collectors.

The three bedroom home was built in 1992, towards the later years of Yoshimura’s life, and has a total floor area of 128 sqm (1,377 sq.ft). It includes a fireplace in the living room – a signature feature of Yoshimura’s homes. The layout is practical, with the living area, large bedroom and full bathroom on the ground floor, and two bedrooms, a study and a smaller bathroom on the 2nd floor. The living room opens onto a small garden on the southern side, ensuring ample sunlight throughout the day. Some updates, cleaning or maintenance may be required.

The surrounding Shimotakaido neighborhood is a quiet residential area with mostly detached homes. It is 210 meters from the cherry blossom-lined Kanda River which is popular for joggers and dog-walkers. This district was developed as farmland during the Edo period due to its proximity to the Koshu Highway and Old-Edo city (now Tokyo). In the late 1800s and early 1900s, this area was a major producer of cucumbers. 

For transport, it is a 10 minute walk to Nishi-Eifukucho on the Keio Inokashira Line. This line leads direct to Shibuya Station, providing a 19 minute trip on the local train to Shibuya, or 15 minutes if you change over to the express.

All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable. However we cannot guarantee its accuracy and interested persons should rely on their own enquiries.

* Brokerage fees: 3% + 60,000 Yen + consumption tax, charged to the buyer.
* Please understand that the property may have sold since publication.

* Price is in Japanese Yen only. USD reference provided as a guide only and is based on conversion rate at the time of publication.

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