Homeowner Tomoko Matsuyama integrated a simple Japanese aesthetic into the 100-year-old townhouse she purchased in uptown Manhattan. Navigating a Life From East to West examines Ms. Matsuyama's collaboration with architect Michi Yanagishita of Front Studio. With the help of her architect, the two-unit building was made into a three-unit building, adding additional rental income while employing some clever design tricks...
Ms. Matsuyama lives in a duplex starting at the middle floor. An additional duplex rental unit shares half of a floor. Notice the lift-up cupboards in the kitchen and the open stairway. Ms. Matsuyama has a penchant for Warhol!
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