Thursday, February 05, 2009

views + light

Architect David Hertz' s beautiful renovation work in Marina del Rey, California. The original residence (right) was built in 1923, with a second floor and an unsightly wood-shingled mansard roof that were added in the ’70s.

Even if “It would have been more economical to start over”, the house wasn't torn down in order to preserve "stunning ocean views that would have been lost because of the larger setbacks required by the building code for new constructions".
The new appearance is the result of a design exercise based on those views and the enhancement of light for the interiors.

all pics by Stephanie Diani via the NYTimes