The Wing House residence in Malibu designed by SCI-Arc alum David Hertz (B.Arch '83) is featured in several recent posts on CurbedLA, MSN and Design+Architecture. The home is scheduled to be completed this year.
Set on a 55-acre property in the remote hills of Malibu, the Wing House is made out of a whole 747 aircraft. The main residence uses both of the main wings as well as the jet's two stabilizers from the tail section as a roof for the master bedroom. The lower half of the fuselage, which forms the cargo hold, was used to build the roof of the animal barn. A meditation pavilion was designed from the entire front of the airplane with the cockpit windows serving as a skylight.
The residence is built on the site previously owned by designer Tony Duquette, whose elaborate estate there burned in 1993.