The living and dining rooms were updated.
Some of the Japanese-style rooms were retained and restored.
The architects installed modern, floating stairs with a wooden tread and steel railings.
Elements from traditional Japanese architecture such as warm wood, exposed beams, and shoji screen-style sliding doors...
A study area on the second level looks down to the first level.
Glass takes the place of paper in the shoji screen-style doors that close and open to separate and connect the...
Mizumoto transformed one of the original Japanese-style rooms into a garden that references the house’s past as a rice...
In traditional Japanese architecture, spaces are divided into "tsubos," a Japanese unit of floor area that’s the...
Staying true to the aesthetics of traditional, Japanese rural homes, architect Sumiou Mizumoto stuck with simple color...
This classic Japanese room would receive a thoughtful renovation.
The facade of the house in Ritto maintains traditional elements.
The residents furnished the interior themselves, even hand-picking the exposed reclaimed beams from a barn in...
Old Herman Miller posters hang on a nearby wall.
In the dining room, there’s a Poul Henningsen pendant, a Hans Wegner table, and Ward Bennett Landmark chairs.
Owner Michael Silber introduced an eclectic mix of furniture with help from interior designer Tracey Garet.
An interior courtyard.
Pockets of greenery add a warmth to the interior courtyards.
A circular glass light well was implemented in the middle of the cave.
Traditional furniture was kept, perserving a sense of the past.
The bedroom for the client's grandmother.