Architect Joe Day described the original 1947 house as “tract modern” when he purchased the property in 1998. The home which he shares with his wife, Attorney Nina Hachigian and their daughter Sosi has thoroughly revolutionized. While working on large architectural projects for major airport renovations, Day became familiar with materials used in their construction, many of which have worked their way into the redesign of this home, including corrugated aluminum decking and paneling, bleacher seats, brushed and perforated stainless steel, and restaurant floor mats. These elements are mixed with bamboo, cork, and bluestone floors to soften the hard industrial look. The overall effect works, and demonstrates a sensitivity to the legacy of modernism that permeates Silve Lake architecture.
One of the more interesting elements of the home is an LED sign that flashes messages to the neighborhood beyond, an interesting attempt to invite communication with the outside world. It makes a statement about the inhabitants of this very interesting home!
The Day/Hachigian Residence was one of the featured homes in the AIA-sponsored ‘Silver Lake Hills Home Tour’ in 2004. It is also featured on the cover of the September 2004 Edition of ‘Dwell’ Magazine. Located at 2518 Micheltorena Street.