Matsumoto House

George Matsumoto built this dwelling for himself, pioneering the use of modular building materials in an attempt to control costs. The proportions, detailing, and materials are exceptional, and the house makes a less-than-ideal building site a benefit by artfully accommodating a sloped grade and stream with a bridge from the street to the entrance. Architectural magazines of the period featured the house. Private residence.

Date: 1954

Images

Matsumoto House, 1980s Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Matsumoto House, 1994 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Matsumoto House, 1994 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Matsumoto House, 1994 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Matsumoto House, 1962 Image courtesy of Banks Talley.
Matsumoto House Image courtesy of State Historic Preservation Office.

Location

821 Runnymede Road

Metadata

RHDC, “Matsumoto House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/146.