Meticulously renovated and restored in 2014, this home combines the best of Japanese-inspired details, modern living, and midcentury design.
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Granada Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Sakaguchi residence was completed in 1969 by noted Japanese-American architect Kazumi Adachi.
Adachi, who was born and raised in the United States and attended the University of Southern California School of Architecture, was known for his work throughout Los Angeles in the 1950s and 60s, when he designed a number of residences, schools, and commercial projects.
While distinctly modern, the Sakaguchi house boasts subtle details that are Japanese-inspired, from shoji-like screens in the living room to imported Japanese wallpaper.
More public spaces like the living room and dining room have high vaulted ceilings and tall sliding glass doors to let in plentiful California sunlight. The home’s five bedrooms and five bathrooms maintain the airy feeling with wood paneling, built-in cabinetry, and floor-to-ceiling glazing.
Together, these characteristics result in a home that is filled with well-crafted spaces and subtly contrasting textures that are simultaneously timeless, yet also midcentury-modern. Scroll ahead for even more glimpses inside this historic house.
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The Sakaguchi residence at 16674 Demaret Place is currently being listed for $1,799,000 by Diana Hagopian of Pinnacle Estate Properties, Inc. Here is the full listing.