Located three buildings from the sand on a small 35 x 90 lot on the marina peninsula of Marina Del Rey, Slat house is a substantial remodel of an existing residence.
Here we have the home of David Feldman, the co-founder and CEO of Y Lighting, the largest online lighting retailer and specializes in modern lighting fixtures for the home.
This very house was once a shingle and tiled, sitting on a small 35 x 90 lot. And it was when Dave’s family decided to move into their new beachside home, Dave planned to bring down the old structure and come up with new one but they had one big problem on their hands: the local building codes.
It was at this time, the David Hertz Architects were hired to find the solution. And the firm did come up with a unique solution after many renovations, and a remodel design so that the house is now known as the “Slat House” of Marina Del Rey.
At night the structure glows through the veiled openings designed to slide closed, providing privacy. During the day the slat screens afford the ability to maintain a closed or open form. The corners of the structure slide back to open the interiors towards the ocean views. The Ipe slats extend upward from the front elevation serving as an open railing for the roof deck and third floor addition used as an open office.