PUNCHouse more than meets the eye

Two years in the making, Inhabitat was onsite the day of the opening and got a special tour of the house hosted by the Principal Designer, Marco DiMaccio. Working in tandem with journalist Lisa Ling and her husband Dr. Paul Song, DiMaccio managed to incorporate some interesting features into the details of the PUNCHouse that included using the remnants from the production of ECO counter-tops by Cosentino as bright bathroom wall-paneling. Careful thought and planning went into the home from start to finish, recycling 100% of the original home that occupied the site. PUNCHouse recently appeared on HGTV’s new show “Hollywood at Home” in April and May, and for those of you who missed it, we were able to capture the following exclusive pictures.

Local Waste Management helped to coordinate the deconstruction of the existing structure, donating 60 tons of reusable materials to Habitat for Humanity to be sold in their building products retail store including wood, brick, stone, windows, doors, cabinets, and plumbing fixtures. Throughout the salvage process, old was made new whenever possible incorporating the original roof skip sheeting as new flooring for the second story of the home. The remainder of the materials, down to every single nail that held the old house together, were either up-cycled into new products or recycled, diverting another 60 tons of waste from the landfill.


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