James Renny Caleca

James Renny Caleca

Alexandria, VA, US


Roberts/Betz Residence

This site is the original location of  Gold’s Gym where “Pumping Iron” was filmed in the 70’s; in 1985 it was converted to a  residential project and my clients bought the building in 2002. The couple wanted to renovate the master suite, kitchen, roof deck, front entry and rear alley entry to better serve their family needs.  About 60% of the building was gutted and rebuilt with new skylights and plaster on the facades, being sure to leave the original “Gold’s Gym” sign on the street façade in tact. It was a very successful renovation and received well by the community at the Venice Community Housing Home Tour in 2008 when the roof deck was finally complete.

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Status: Built
Location: Venice, CA, US