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.

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Minamiazabu Designer’s House


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SOLD 2 Bedrooms + 1 Bathroom + Garage
Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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*This house sold in January 2019 and is no longer available*

This is a 4-storey architect-designed concrete house for sale in the prime address of Minamiazabu in Tokyo’s Minato ward. The house was designed by Hitoshi Wakamatsu architect and associates and built in 2011.

The contemporary home features angular glass windows, exposed concrete walls, an open-plan kitchen, and a Japanese tea room. The tea room, which cost over 8 million Yen to fit out, was designed in the style of Juko-in’s celebrated ‘Kanin-seki’ tea room.

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Tadao Ando-designed house in Tokyo for sale

UPDATE: SOLD

A contemporary residence designed by famed architect Tadao Ando is currently listed for sale. The 4-bedroom home is located in the trendy Daikanyama neighbourhood and is a 15 minute walk from Shibuya Station.

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando’s designs are notable both in Japan and overseas. Although he has designed a number of houses in the Osaka/Kansai area, there are only a small number of his residences in the Tokyo area. It is very unusual for us to see homes for sale in central Tokyo that have been designed by this caliber of architect, and the opportunity to live in one of Ando’s residences is something afforded to only a small number of people.

The concrete and glass home has a stark and imposing curved exterior finished in Ando’s trademark exposed concrete. The home was designed as part of Ando’s ‘light and shadow’ series of projects carried out in the early 1990s. It was carefully designed and constructed over a three year period between 1991 and 1993.

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