versatile living spaces
for diverse lifestyles
a flexible +α house
adaptable to diverse purposes
With an appearance reminiscent of a pencil,
the distinctive artistry of the 'Pencil House'
offers more than just refined simplicity;
it embodies functional beauty that can be
creatively combined with free-thinking.
Like drawing with a pencil, it provides the freedom
to reflect imaginative ideas within the living space.
Similar to a stackable pencil, it incorporates
versatility by combining different functions.
The interior boasts a refreshing ambiance,
a gentle flow of air,
and the tactile sensation of natural materials.
The layout and facilities harmonize with usability,
eliminating the unnecessary to pursue comfort,
bringing a sense of spaciousness to both
the living space and the mind on a daily basis.
When envisioning a home, the crucial elements of "functionality" and "beauty" come to the forefront. Furthermore, embracing the concept of "diversity", which has become increasingly essential in recent times, this property stands out for its ability to flexibly cater to individual needs by allowing versatile combinations of functionalities.
In this three-storey property, the entrances on the first floor and the second/third floors are completely separate, each equipped with its own mailbox and delivery box.
The first floor is designed as a studio apartment. With plumbing already installed in the rear open space, it can be used as a residence with a bathroom, or flexibly adapted for use as an office or warehouse.
The second and third floors are designed as a family-type residence. The second floor combines the common living space (LDK) with utility areas while the bedrooms are consolidated on the third floor. This design fosters a space where privacy is respected, while communication among family members can also be encouraged.
A property with a simple design without over-decoration and spaces that can adapt flexibly to various needs.
Fully renovated by Hachise in Nov 2023
Renovation works done: Renewed water plumbing products (bathroom, kitchen, toilet, basin, etc.), Repaired and repainted exterior walls, Partly renewed exterior and interior fittings, Interior refurbishment, Renewed flooring materials, Renewed wallpapers for walls and ceilings, Installation of sound insulation mat under 2F flooring, Installation of parcel boxes, etc.
完全分離型のプランseperated design plan
On the first floor and the second/third floors of this property, the entrance, water meter, electricity meter, gas meter, intercom, and optical fiber cable conduits are completely separated. This allows not only the use of the entire house but also the flexibility to use the space as two separate units, providing the versatility to effectively utilize the property according to your needs.
The interior exudes a natural atmosphere, leveraging wood and natural colors to enhance the texture of materials. The minimalist design, boldly eliminating unnecessary elements, easily complements furniture and furnishings of various styles and offers the freedom to enjoy interior coordination.
ステンレスキッチンstainless steel kitchen
The second floor features a stainless steel kitchen known for its durability, heat resistance, and water resistance. Stainless steel kitchens are easy to maintain, and their robust impression seamlessly blends with the living environment, irrespective of room compatibility.
Each room is equipped with an open closet. Using fabric dividers allows for concealing the contents and provides the flexibility to exchange them seasonally or during redecoration. Additionally, right next to the entrance on the second floor, there's storage with a frame of pencil motif. This entrance storage allows smooth access, maintaining a beautiful and tidy entrance area.
防音床下地材sound insulation mat
A sound insulation mat has been installed under the floor on the second floor to reduce the transmission of impact noise and daily sounds to the lower floor. The sound insulation mat decreases lightweight floor impact noise (LL) by approximately 70%, contributing to the reduction of noise transmitted to adjacent floors.
Proposal for Diverse Usage Scenarios:
This property is a standalone building with a design that fully separates the access, plumbing, and other elements between the 1st floor and the 2nd and 3rd floors.
Given the diverse needs of family composition, lifestyle, and business, here we'd like to introduce 3 models for potential use:
Home + Office
Utilize the first floor as an office space and the second to third floors as a residence. Combining living and working flexibly enables effective time management, customization of the work environment, and cost savings for a store or office. With functionalities divided by floor, there's a clear distinction between work and personal life. Meetings with clients can be conducted without concern for family activities, creating a comfortable living space and an efficient workspace.
1F image as an office meeting space
※Furniture in the images is generated by AI.
A two-family home with distinct living spaces within the same building. The first floor can be utilized as the parent's living space, considering accessibility for elderly residents, while the upper floors can be used as a family-type dwelling for the children's generation. Since the entrances are separate in this property, both families can live comfortably under the same roof without intrusion. The design facilitates the free movement of children, creating a lively and enjoyable two-family home.
2F image as a family home / living-dining-kitchen area
※Furniture in the images is generated by AI.
Rental Income Property
This property can be utilized as an investment for generating rental income. The first floor and second to third floors are independent rental units, making efficient use of limited land. It offers flexibility in generating rental income compared to renting out the entire building. The purchase price is lower than investing in multi-story apartments or buildings, reducing risk and providing the benefits of diversified investments.
※Estimated monthly rent by Hachise:
1F・JPY 85,000 / 2F+3F・JPY 140,000
Potential yield at full occupancy: approx. 6.2%
【includes JPY1,060,000 (tax incld.) for 1F bathroom/washroom construction.】
・"Potential Yield" is calculated as annual estimated rent ÷ sales price (including renovation costs, etc.) × 100. It represents the estimated annual rental income divided by the sales price, calculated before deducting property taxes and other necessary expenses for maintaining the property.
・The estimated annual rent (rental income) assumes full occupancy and does not guarantee a certain income over the future.
1F image as a studio flat leasing property for rental income
※Furniture in the images is generated by AI.
This property has obtained a
certificate of earthquake resistance.
What is a certificate of earthquake resistance?
It is a document that certifies whether a building's earthquake resistance meets the standards set by the Building Standards Act.
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The property is situated in the "Murasakino" area in the northern part of Kyoto which has been a residential area for a long time. Characterized by arrays of Kyomachiyas, Murasakino is a region with a distinctive and tranquil living environment that embodies the essence of Kyoto. Additionally, it has a rich history as the former thriving hub for the luxury silk textile industry known as "Nishijin-ori." This area, once home to craftsmen, has evolved into a community where creative individuals congregate.
Along the nearby Senbon St. and Nishioji St., you can find convenient facilities for daily life, such as supermarkets, convenience stores, banks, post offices, bakeries, and cafes. Notable historical and cultural landmarks like Eikando Zenrinji Temple (about 2 min. walk /100m), Senbon Enmadou Temple (about 6 min. walk/450m), Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (about 12 min. walk/900m to the north gate), and the Golden Pavilion/Kinkakuji (about 12 min. walk/940m to the main gate) are also nearby. An area that allows residents to experience the changing seasons, such as cherry blossoms and autumn foliage, in their daily lives.
The property is approximately a 4-minute walk to the "Senbon Kuramaguchi" bus stop. With a high frequency of buses, it provides easy access to Kyoto Station and the city center without any transfers. Moving around by bicycle is also recommended. The narrow alleys of Nishijin are easily navigable by bicycle, allowing residents to effortlessly explore and casually visit interesting shops.
|42,000,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
|Type & Conditions
|11-18 Murasakino-Gonouecho, Kita Ward, Kyoto
|approx. 22 min. walk from Keifuku Electric Railroad Kitano-line "Kitano-Hakubaicho Sta."
|approx. 4 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus "Senbon-Kuramaguchi Stop"
|【Actual/Measured by surveyors】approx. 58.66sqm
|Private Street Area Included
|【Registered】1F: 39.73sqm, 2F: 38.09sqm, 2F: 37.82sqm, Total: 115.64sqm
|Three Storey Wooden House
|15 Sept 1989
|1F: 1 Room / 2F&3F: 3 Rooms + living-dining-kitchen
|Street width: 3.52m～3.53m (private road), Frontage: 6.85m, Direction: East (approx. number)
|Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
|Land Use District
|Category 1 Residential District
|15m / Category 2 Height Control District, Quasi-Fire Prevent District, Old Urban Type Aesthetic District, Distant View Presentation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 3 Regulatory District, Nishijin Special Industrial District, Residence Attraction Area, Designated Area based on the Kyomachiya Ordinance, Established Urban Area
|Building Coverage Ratio
|Floor Area Ratio
|Notification According to National Land Utilization Law
|Kashiwano Elementary School (approx. 3 min. walk/220m)
|Junior High School
|Kinugasa Junior High School (approx. 19 min. walk/1,450m)
|City Planning Act
|Urbanization Promotion Area
|※approx. 1.64sqm setback.
※This property has obtained a certificate of earthquake resistance.
※Fully renovated by Hachise in Nov 2023. Renovation works done: Renewed water plumbing products (bathroom, kitchen, toilet, basin, etc.), Repaired and repainted exterior walls, Partly renewed exterior and interior fittings, Interior refurbishment, Renewed flooring materials, Renewed wallpapers for walls and ceilings, Installation of sound insulation mat under 2F flooring, Installation of parcel boxes, etc.
|Hachise as a Seller
|(EN) Aya Kito / Boa Zhang / Kae Motokado / Ren Tamai
(JP) Hiroyasu Fukui
|Feb 26, 2024
|Information will be Updated
|Mar 4, 2024
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