Lisa Ling's new Santa Monica house
When television journalist Lisa Ling and radiation oncologist Paul Song settled in Santa Monica with plans to start a family, they turned to Marco DiMaccio of Punchouse Ecodesign Group for help creating a home that expresses their passion for modern architecture and serves as a prism for their Chinese and Korean roots.
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Lisa Ling's Santa Monica house
By Emily Young
Lisa Ling and Paul Song stand in the glow of an entrance light fashioned from 2,000 translucent plastic Chinese takeout containers. The sunken conversation area has bench-like steps covered in artificial turf. "The pit is amazing," Ling says. "Kids stop crying when we put them inside, and on Sundays, Paul and I read the paper there with a cup of coffee."