A squat box of a house in Marina del Rey, Calif., was built in 1923, but the second floor, with its mushroomlike mansard roof, was added in the '70s. The architect in charge of its renovation, results of which are seen at right, dryly described it as "a community service project."
The owners, David Feldman and Judy Iriye (shown with their 3-year-old daughter, Saya), decided to renovate rather than build a new house. The location's stunning beach views would have been lost had they rebuilt from scratch, because building regulations now require larger setbacks
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