Wrapped in glass, the Yuen Residence artfully blends modernist sensibility with the beauty of Japanese-inspired design.
Like many forebears of the midcentury-modern movement, modernist architect Charles Wong was heavily influenced by Japanese style. The Yuen Residence, sited on a 10,778-square-foot lot in View Park, is a beautiful display of these architectural details.
Well-lit by clerestory windows and walls of glass, the three-bedroom, four-bathroom home opens up to 3,593 square feet of living space.
The interior cleverly pairs wood floors, walls of glass, and planked ceilings with an indoor footbridge over a long sunken garden, paper-lined cabinetry, fusuma and sliding glass doors, along with shoji screens to define the internal areas.
Curbside, the Sukiya-zukuri influence is immediately noticeable with Engawa decking lining the side of the house creating an easy indoor/outdoor flow.
Blending the simplicity of post and beam design inside the house with intricate Japanese details on the outside, the Japanese-inspired midcentury home is listed with Matthew Berkley and Scott Lander, asking $1.099 million.