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

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Yellow Caterpillar

    A stylish Milan apartment designed with almost no interior walls. Located in a new building…

  • The Secret Sky

    An old barn transformed into an artistic architectural installation. Completed by Catie Newell, founder of…

  • Broadway Loft

    An apartment in Manhattan transformed into an airy and fun living space for a family….

  • Villa MSV

    A T-shaped home with three garden spaces. Built in the middle of a pine forest…

  • Round House

    A circular house from the 1960s, modernized to maximize the access to views. Built in…

  • Caserío Azkarraga

    A modern farmhouse design that incorporates a family home, a restaurant, and an agrotourism business….

  • Casa Serbia

    An old building converted into a modern and bright home. Located in the center of…

  • Garden House

    An old stable transformed into a minimalist house with a creatively designed garden. Located in…

  • House AJ

    A T-shaped house with two volumes that create a sheltered garden. Built on the outskirts…

Around the world

  • Hotel Grand Stark

    A building from 1908 transformed into a stylish boutique hotel. Located in the Central Eastside…

  • The Circulo Mexicano Hotel

    A 19th century residential building transformed into a hotel with Shaker-inspired furniture. Located in the…

  • Plácido y Grata Hotel

    A boutique hotel located in a restored manor house from the 19th century. After years…

loader