House Call: Marina del Rey Reimagined Box

The New York Times 2.4.09

Name: David Feldman and Judy Iriye
Location: Marina del Rey, CA

What was it about the 1970's that drove people to wood shingle anything and everything? Yesterday's NY Time's On Location series highlight's a renovation described as “a community service project” which thankfully stripped a Marina del Rey home of it's 70's wooden accoutrements, stripped bare to its inner 1923-built soul, and built back up by architect David Hertz as a home now described as "very Japanese [in] feeling" by the owners. Take a peek at a home whose interior is all about light and shadow below...

“It is a very Japanese feeling,” Mr. Feldman said, noting that his wife is Japanese-American and his mother-in-law, Mitsuyo Iriye, who helps take care of the couple’s 3-year-old daughter, Saya, lives there during the week. “She feels very much at home.”

The interior is a bare modern minimal, just a little bit too much for our tastes, but the light and shadow created by the slat exterior that shines inside perhaps deserves the spotlight anyhow. It's a home that successfully allows light without sacrificing privacy (though the piece mentions mixed reviews amongst neighbors). Our favourite element however is the dramatic second story waterfall that cascades from the side of the home into a modest sized lap pool.

See the full story: On Location: Striped With Light

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