Artist’s Studio In California

View all 16 Photos

artists-studio-in-california-gessato-2

On a beautiful rural property in Sebastopol, California, two distinctly shaped structures stand out in the natural environment, but their modern appearance is also anchored in vernacular architecture, integrating the design in the rural context. The Meier Road project was completed by Mork-Ulnes Architects, a practice with offices in San Francisco and Oslo. The main building, previously a derelict wooden barn, is now an artist’s studio and contains storage areas and an office. The inverted pitch roof connects the structure to its original form while adding a contemporary touch to the design and enhancing the interior space significantly by creating double height areas. Stepping inside, one is welcomed by generous amounts of natural light and gorgeous views across the garden and surrounding trees. A concrete structure accompanies the main building and seems to flow outward from it. Here, a kitchen and dining room provide the ideal place for socializing and relaxation. The concrete walls are complemented by a warm wood ceiling made with a scissor-beam construction. Pockets of green are captured throughout the floor; this interior garden adds a creative accent to the project and brings nature to the center of the living space. A diffused skylight allows sunlight to brighten the gardens and the dining room. The concrete walls were built using wooden boards, which were then reused on the property as fences, continuing the cycle of refurbishing, recycling and reusing materials to create something new. Photography by Bruce Damonte and Grant Harder.

artists-studio-in-california-gessato-11

artists-studio-in-california-gessato-3

artists-studio-in-california-gessato-10

artists-studio-in-california-gessato-4

artists-studio-in-california-gessato-20

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • Zallinger Refuge

    A thoughtful renovation and expansion of historical buildings in the Alps. Dating back to the…

  • Dá Licença Hotel In Portugal

    One-of-a-kind, this retreat celebrates the heritage and culture of Alentejo. During their travels, Vitor Borges…

  • The Wuyuan Skywells Hotel

    A 300-year-old traditional Chinese building transformed into a high-end hotel. Nestled in the Yan village…

  • Design Destination: Melbourne

    A complete travel guide to Melbourne, your next design destination. The cultural capital of Australia,…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(169437)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(6178)
}
            
  • Gafarim House

    An exploration of contrasts via contemporary architecture. Designed by Tiago do Vale Arquitectos, this house…

  • A Country House In Chievo, Italy

    A charming house that celebrates a rural setting via thoughtful design. Built in a beautiful…

  • The Lake House

    A serene house that welcomes the waterfront inside living spaces. Designed by Seattle-based architecture firm…

  • Residence J&C

    A semi-permanent home that offers the perfect respite from city living. Built in the small…

  • Caldera House

    A ski retreat that will make your winter more memorable. Nestled in the center of…

  • The Aloha Surf Bar

    A concrete and glass structure that mirrors a sandy coastal landscape. Located in Vila do…

  • House A by Whispering Smith

    A concrete house that complements its minimalist design with a carbon neutral build. Designed by…

  • Lochside House

    An off-grid home that celebrates the beauty of a rugged Scottish landscape. Built in the…

  • Hercule House by 2001 Studio

    A house that resembles an ice monolith emerging from the ground. Located in Mondorf-les-Bains, in…

  • The Cercal House

    A contemporary dwelling embedded into a pastoral landscape. Designed by Atelier Data, Cercal House explores…

Close Cart