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.

FOR SALE: Jun Itami-designed house in Komazawa

Price: ¥148,000,000 (approx. 1.3 million USD)

Fresh on the market is a two-bedroom house designed by renowned Japanese-Korean architect Jun Itami (1937-2011) and built in 1973. It would be ideal for a collector or someone looking for a statement home in Tokyo. This is the first time we have seen one of Itami’s designs for sale. It goes without saying that prominent architect-designed homes in Tokyo are highly sought-after but seldom available.