The house at 14 Cambrian Crescent was built for Mickey Kojima. Kojima's company, Goodman & Kojima, worked on the electrical wiring for most of Winnipeg's Japanese builders and architects. Henry Takatsu, a draftsperson from Pratt Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associates, helped design the home. The design was selected by Mickey himself out of a magazine, which would send the blueprints for $20 USD. Henry Takatsu drew up a basement, as the original designs didn't have one. Henry Kuwada, of Kuwada Construction Co. Ltd., saw Mickey's plans, and offered to build the house. In order to afford the home, Mickey withdrew his $5,000 life insurance policy.