The Furukawa garden is one of valuable and typical example of the gardens in the Taisho Period. It was appointed as a cultural property of Tokyo Prefecture in 1982, and Nationally-designated cultural assets in 2006. It is selected for "The landmark architectures which are important in a historical scene" in Tokyo urban environment law in 1999. This cultural assets garden takes an important role to widely passing down the historic cultural value to posterity.
The currently existing western-style residence and garden was designed by the English architect, Josiah Condor. And its garden was desined by Ogawa Jihei, alias Niwashi-Ueji, a designer of Japanese gardens from Kyoto.