This modern open-floor residence was designed and built by Shimizu + Coggeshall Architects, in collaboration with landscape architect Sasha Tarnopolsky, Dry Design, structural engineer Efficient Consulting Engineers and several others. The project team was formed by Joshua Coggeshall, Janice Shimizu, Sean Harris, Ryan Klinger and Danny Mascari. The residence was completed in 2010 and it sits on a 2785 sq ft lot. It’s located in Santa Monica, California, United States.
The project was meant to follow different ideas. They team needed to insert a LEED platinum contemporary renovation into a 1920’s structure. The new structure had to be contrasting and to also complement the existing elements. In order to do that, the team had to reconfigure several unused spaces and to expand them, allowing the owners to use those areas as multi-purpose spaces.
The new design also needed to create a smooth transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces. The building also got new expanding windows for more natural light and that also allow beautiful views. The openings of the house have also been relocated and the whole structure was turned into a more sustainable project. Salvaged walnut slabs were recovered from a demolished factory and became the living room floor. Overall, the house has been beautifully renovated, adding substantial changes and managing in the same time to respect the layered history of the existing structure.