821 Runnymede Rd.
Architectural Record, 1957; Victoria Ballard Bell, Triangle Modern Architecture (2020)
Designed by the architect for his own residence, this was the first of several Miesian-influenced houses planned by Matsumoto during his time at present NCSU. According to David R. Black, it showed the architect’s assimilation of Wrightian and Miesian influences and an interest in economical design expressive of structure. The innovative modernist house is a flat-roofed, one-story house cantilevered to accommodate its sloping, suburban site. It employs an eight-foot bay module and is built with post and beam construction. Like many suburban residences of its era, it is oriented toward the rear rather than the street; it features a full-width glazed rear wall and rear porch. The house received a North Carolina AIA Honor Award in 1957 and was featured on the cover of Architectural Record Houses of 1957. Source: David R. Black, Matsumoto House National Register of Historic Places Nomination, 1994.