Later this month SCI-Arc Director Hernan DIaz, along with David and the owner of the home, Francie Rehwald with be meeting on site to discuss their unique collaboration as well as give an informed tour of the property.
The Los Angeles times has recently posted a video on their website that details David's eco-conscious, minimalist approach to his renovation of this home along the Venice Canal. This include a sustainable rooftop garden, water filtration systems, and Syndecrete countertops all while providing generous views of the adjacent canal.
Designed by Doug Rucker in the 1960's and restored by David Hertz about 10 years ago, the iconic mid-century style home is on the market once again.
White tensile roofs of the sail house nestle in between the greens and blues of Bequia. The construction of these roof membranes requires the unique skill and cooperation of Indonesian builders to be assembled correctly.
The first of many tensile roof membranes, which stretch over prefabricated steel and aluminum components shipped from Indonesia to the island of Bequia in the Grenadines. The tensile membranes are installed on the aluminum components, beginning to define the roofline and orient themselves to collect rainwater.
With interiors by Wendy Haworth and construction by Shawmut Design and Construction, the David Hertz designed restaurant has gained a significant amount of popularity since its opening. So much so, in fact, that Eater Los Angeles is calling it one of the best new restaurants in America.