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これからも京町家

Kyomachiya for the future

MACHIYA

Achieving Comfortable Living
in a Kyomachiya

Kyomachiyas, which shape the cityscape of Kyoto, are filled with charm and wisdom from traditional lifestyles, captivating many people with their quaint appearance.
These buildings are in high demand not only as shops and accommodation facilities but also as residences, with many people expressing interest in living in Kyoto.

However, while these buildings were once known for their good ventilation, making them comfortable to live in during the summer, they can be cold in the winter, and the recent summer heat is often unbearable without air conditioning. Additionally, inefficient cooling and heating due to air leakage are significant drawbacks.
Although renovation works from Hachise can alleviate some of these issues, this time, we aim to further enhance energy efficiency through high airtightness and high insulation, ensuring that the comfortable temperature provided by the air conditioning is maintained. With a focus on addressing both cold and hot weather, we are excited to introduce the second installment of our high airtightness and high insulation series, inviting you to experience a cozy lifestyle in this "Kyomachiya for the Future".
This home is designed to make you want to continue living in Kyomachiya "for the future".

Achieving Comfortable Living in a Kyomachiya

Kyomachiyas, which shape the cityscape of Kyoto, are filled with charm and wisdom from traditional lifestyles, captivating many people with their quaint appearance.
These buildings are in high demand not only as shops and accommodation facilities but also as residences, with many people expressing interest in living in Kyoto.

However, while these buildings were once known for their good ventilation, making them comfortable to live in during the summer, they can be cold in the winter, and the recent summer heat is often unbearable without air conditioning. Additionally, inefficient cooling and heating due to air leakage are significant drawbacks.
Although renovation works from Hachise can alleviate some of these issues, this time, we aim to further enhance energy efficiency through high airtightness and high insulation, ensuring that the comfortable temperature provided by the air conditioning is maintained. With a focus on addressing both cold and hot weather, we are excited to introduce the second installment of our high airtightness and high insulation series, inviting you to experience a cozy lifestyle in this "Kyomachiya for the Future".
This home is designed to make you want to continue living in Kyomachiya for years to come.

POINT

暮らしに寄り添う
こだわり素材
materials that
harmonize with everyday life

materials that harmonize with everyday life

Japanese Washi Wallpaper
Softly reflects light, creating a gentle ambiance.
Experience the unique texture that develops over time.
Charred Cedar Exterior
Adorning the garden-facing exterior walls is charred cedar,
known for its intriguing texture and deep black hue.
Reclaimed Wood
Reclaimed wood is used throughout this home,
preserving the charm of the original materials used in its construction.

日常に彩を
映える脇役たち
supporting roles that
add vibrancy to daily life

supporting roles that add vibrancy to daily life

Kitchen Tiles
With a 3D design that sparkles when hit by light,
these tiles are both visually stunning and easy to maintain.
Bathroom Tiles
These tiles exude a strong presence in the bathroom,
instantly elevating the space's style.
Shanghai Bricks in the Garden
Imported from Shanghai, these bricks add character and
enhance the greenery of the garden.

開放と占有が供する
居心地の良さ
comfortable living achieved by
openness & privacy

comfortable living achieved by openness & privacy

Living Room with Garden View
Enjoy a spacious and open atmosphere
while gazing out at the garden from the living room.
Beyond the Arched Door
Next to the entrance is a small Tatami room,
complete with a Tokonoma alcove, ideal for cozy relaxation.
2nd Floor Secret Hideaway
Despite being a traditional Machiya, this property boasts high ceilings.
The center of the 2F features a Tatami loft space, perfect for a private retreat.

About high airtightness & insulation

This building features both ventilation and insulation layers on the interior, along with resin-made sashes and insulated double-glazed windows to achieve superior insulation and airtightness.

insulation boards installed on the walls

Thermal Resistance Value

Thickness Thermal Resistance
Ceiling 210mm 5.5
Wall 90mm 4.6
Floor 80mm 2.2

Thermal resistance (R-value) is a numerical value that expresses the difficulty of heat flow in a material. The higher the value, the better the thermal insulation. Since this property has thicker walls, with ventilation and insulation layers inside, the efficiency of the thermal environment can be improved. The thermal resistance values are approximately 2.8 times higher than the Hachise standard for the ceiling, 3.3 times higher for the walls, and 2.0 times higher for the floor, resulting in a high thermal insulation performance value.

C-value

1.1

The C-value is a numerical value that expresses the airtightness of a house. It indicates how much area of crack/gap exists in relation to the size (area) of the house. The smaller the value, the higher the airtightness. The standard value for an ordinary house without airtight construction is 10.0; 2.0 for energy conservation standards (Hokkaido and Tohoku area), and 1.0 or less for a high airtight house as a guideline.

UA-value

0.39

The UA-value is the average thermal transmittance coefficient of the outer skin, which indicates how much heat is likely to escape from the house. The smaller the UA-value is, the higher and better the insulation performance is. The energy conservation standard value is 0.87, which this property also achieves the standard. A high heating and cooling efficiency of this house is expected throughout the year, which indicates that people can spend their time comfortably with less power.

Read about our first high airtightness & insulation project (JP only):

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PLAN

The interior is designed for a spacious feel and provides a clear view from the entrance to the garden. There are spaces for individual use, such as the Tatami room next to the entrance and raised Tatami corner, as well as a study on the 2nd floor. The 2nd floor features high ceilings and skylights, which create a bright and open atmosphere.

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PLACE

Located in the area known as "Kitashirakawa" along Shirakawa Street. Lining the street there are supermarkets, art universities, and restaurants, together with bus routes that make it easily accessible. This property is situated in a residential area just off the bustling main street.

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DETAIL

Property Price 59,800,000 JPY (Approx. USD *1JPY= USD)
Type & Conditions Used House (Kyomachiya / One of 2 terraced houses)
Location 14-1 Kitashirakawa-Nishiioricho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
Transportations approx. 3 min. walk from Kyoto City Bus "Ioricho Stop"
approx. 6 min. walk from Eizan Electric Railway Eizan-mainline "Chayama / Kyoto Geijutsudaigaku Sta." Exit 1
Land Area 【Registered】59.86sqm
【Actual/Tape measured】approx. 62.66sqm
Private Street Area Included N/A
Floor Area 【Registered】1F: 38.71sqm, 2F: 38.71sqm, Total: 77.42sqm
【Actual/Tape measured】1F: 40.10sqm, 2F: 37.51sqm
Total: 77.61sqm (approx. number)
Building Structure Two Storey Wooden House
Building Date Unspecifiable (The latest record in the house evaluation report is 1934)
Size 2 rooms + LDK + service room + loft + garden
Adjoining Street Street width: 6.51m (public road), Frontage: 4.33m, Direction: North (approx. number)
Public Utility Electricity, Water Plumbing In/Out, City Gas
Land Use District Category 1 Low-Rise Exclusive Residential District
City Planning Act Urbanization Promotion Area
Legal Restrictions 10m / Height Control District, Mountain Background Building Special Preservation and Improvement District, Close View Preservation Zone, Distant View Preservation Zone, Outdoor Advertisement Category 2 Regulatory District, Residence Attraction Area, Established Urban Area, The minimum size of land area is regulated as 100sqm if divided.
Handover Immediately
Current Situation Vacant
Building Coverage Ratio 50%
Floor Area Ratio 80%
Land Category Residential Land
Geographical Features Flatland
Land Tenure Title
Notification According to National Land Utilization Law N/A
Elementary School Kitashirakawa Elementary School (approx. 12 min. walk/930m)
Junior High School Konoe Junior High School (approx. 31 min. walk/2,420m)
Renovations Fully renovated by Hachise in Feb 2024
Renovation works done: Renewed water plumbing facilities (bathroom, kitchen, toilet, basin, etc.), Repaired and repainted exterior walls, Renewed exterior and interior fittings, Interior refurbishments, Replaced flooring materials, Gardening, etc.
Remarks ※This property has obtained Kyo-machiya profile.
※Furniture is not included in the property price.
※This property is designated to be purchased through Kintetsu Real Estate Co. Ltd.'s brokerage. The Buyer therefore is required to pay agent commission when concluding contract.
※The property will be handed over as is.
Transaction Terms Hachise as a Seller (Agent commission is required)
Sales Representatives (EN) Aya Kito / Boa Zhang / Kae Motokado / Ren Tamai
(JP) Yu Murata
Information Updated Apr 8, 2024
Information will be Updated Apr 22, 2024

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