Over the bones of a 1930’s house, we expanded it and added a 1,400 square-foot studio in order to create a live-work environment. The energy-conscious design (the term “sustainability” had not yet been imported into the daily vocabulary.)

Completed in 1980, the design included solar water heating (first in Westwood) and an urban farm that fed us for most part of the year. Visited by 1,500 people in one day during the annual AIA Tour, it was published by the Los Angeles Times Magazine (cover story,) L’Architettura, La Mia Casa, Sunset Magazine and La Nacion.