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February 1, 2013
We sifted through some past issues to find images of what some may argue to be the hardest working room in the house.
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  Architectural designer David Sarti’s upstairs office in Seattle, Washington, provides a cozy corner for work and relaxation. The large windows allow him to search the surrounding backyards for inspiration when stuck in a rut. Read the whole story here.  Photo by Misha Gravenor.   This originally appeared in Halving It All.

    Architectural designer David Sarti’s upstairs office in Seattle, Washington, provides a cozy corner for work and relaxation. The large windows allow him to search the surrounding backyards for inspiration when stuck in a rut. Read the whole story here.

    Photo by Misha Gravenor.
    This originally appeared in Halving It All.
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  With Gregory and Caryn Katz both working from home in Norwood, South Africa, it was crucial that their office (a communal space located off the landing upstairs) accommodate separateness of space and privacy. Read the whole story here.  Photo by Elsa Young.   This originally appeared in Katz's Cradle.

    With Gregory and Caryn Katz both working from home in Norwood, South Africa, it was crucial that their office (a communal space located off the landing upstairs) accommodate separateness of space and privacy. Read the whole story here.

    Photo by Elsa Young.
    This originally appeared in Katz's Cradle.
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  Inside a converted garage in Sydney, Australia, David Langston-Jones tucked his office beneath the stairs to give it a "cave-like" feel. Read the whole story here.  Photo by Nick Bowers.   This originally appeared in Twice as Nice.

    Inside a converted garage in Sydney, Australia, David Langston-Jones tucked his office beneath the stairs to give it a "cave-like" feel. Read the whole story here.

    Photo by Nick Bowers.
    This originally appeared in Twice as Nice.
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  In Venice, California, Dawn Farmer sits at her desk made of multi-ply apple core with rift-oak veneer, manufactured by Pietrarte. The garden is planted with lavender, red ginger, flax, and California pepper trees. Read the whole story here.  Photo by Gregg Segal.   This originally appeared in Venetian Vicissitude.

    In Venice, California, Dawn Farmer sits at her desk made of multi-ply apple core with rift-oak veneer, manufactured by Pietrarte. The garden is planted with lavender, red ginger, flax, and California pepper trees. Read the whole story here.

    Photo by Gregg Segal.
    This originally appeared in Venetian Vicissitude.
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  Lisa Koshkarian and Tom DiFrancesco constructed a third-floor addition for their 1930s San Francisco residence. An office cubby, outfitted with a diminutive window (as per Koshkarian’s request), is furnished with Atlas shelving. Read the whole story here.  Photo by Doug Adesko.   This originally appeared in Top Notch.

    Lisa Koshkarian and Tom DiFrancesco constructed a third-floor addition for their 1930s San Francisco residence. An office cubby, outfitted with a diminutive window (as per Koshkarian’s request), is furnished with Atlas shelving. Read the whole story here.

    Photo by Doug Adesko.
    This originally appeared in Top Notch.
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  In the heart of Chinatown in Los Angeles, Dan Bernier and Amy Finn Bernier transformed a decrepit warehouse into a residence for themselves and their two children. Unlike the ornate pagoda-like exterior, there wasn’t much interior detail left to reuse—but the Berniers did their best. Dan says, “There was a wall that had octagonal shapes in it that we took out, and when we rebuilt it, we kept the shapes”. Read the whole story here.  Photo by Bryce Duffy.   This originally appeared in Sun Mun Way Cool.

    In the heart of Chinatown in Los Angeles, Dan Bernier and Amy Finn Bernier transformed a decrepit warehouse into a residence for themselves and their two children. Unlike the ornate pagoda-like exterior, there wasn’t much interior detail left to reuse—but the Berniers did their best. Dan says, “There was a wall that had octagonal shapes in it that we took out, and when we rebuilt it, we kept the shapes”. Read the whole story here.

    Photo by Bryce Duffy.
    This originally appeared in Sun Mun Way Cool.
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  Architect-sculptors Cat Macleod and Michael Bellemo constructed their Melbourne, Australia, house to serve as their primary residence as well as their headquarters for their practice. Inside the office, Bellemo keeps a model of the house. The office is separated from the garage by a bright yellow sliding door. Read the whole story here.  Photo by Prue Ruscoe.   This originally appeared in Bellemo & Cat's Cradle.

    Architect-sculptors Cat Macleod and Michael Bellemo constructed their Melbourne, Australia, house to serve as their primary residence as well as their headquarters for their practice. Inside the office, Bellemo keeps a model of the house. The office is separated from the garage by a bright yellow sliding door. Read the whole story here.

    Photo by Prue Ruscoe.
    This originally appeared in Bellemo & Cat's Cradle.
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  Jeff Walz renovated a 140-year-old farmhouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for himself and his partner, architect Harry Levine. Their open office and bedroom reside on either side of the second story catwalk. Below, Walz rests on a George Nakashima–inspired bench designed by Levine’s Uncle Murray, while their friend, industrial designer Scott Summitt, sits in a vintage Eames rocker. Read the whole story here.  Photo by Livia Corona.   This originally appeared in Pittsburgh Steeler.

    Jeff Walz renovated a 140-year-old farmhouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for himself and his partner, architect Harry Levine. Their open office and bedroom reside on either side of the second story catwalk. Below, Walz rests on a George Nakashima–inspired bench designed by Levine’s Uncle Murray, while their friend, industrial designer Scott Summitt, sits in a vintage Eames rocker. Read the whole story here.

    Photo by Livia Corona.
    This originally appeared in Pittsburgh Steeler.
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  Jennifer Roy and Jonathan Nelson found a 4,000-square-foot Victorian in San Francisco that required a completely new floor plan and a lot of imagination. What was once a bathroom now serves as a walk-in closet and Nelson’s office. The closets are from IKEA. Read the whole story here.  Photo by Dave Lauridsen.   This originally appeared in Taking Liberties.

    Jennifer Roy and Jonathan Nelson found a 4,000-square-foot Victorian in San Francisco that required a completely new floor plan and a lot of imagination. What was once a bathroom now serves as a walk-in closet and Nelson’s office. The closets are from IKEA. Read the whole story here.

    Photo by Dave Lauridsen.
    This originally appeared in Taking Liberties.
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  Inside Joe Dolce's cypress-clad house in Amagansett, New York, the office space is situated above the loft and is illuminated by Jielde steel lamps from France, which he collects. Read the whole story here.  Photo by Raimund Koch.   This originally appeared in Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition.

    Inside Joe Dolce's cypress-clad house in Amagansett, New York, the office space is situated above the loft and is illuminated by Jielde steel lamps from France, which he collects. Read the whole story here.

    Photo by Raimund Koch.
    This originally appeared in Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition.
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Sarti’s upstairs office provides a cozy corner for work and relaxation. The large windows allow him to search the surrounding backyards for inspiration when stuck in a rut.

Architectural designer David Sarti’s upstairs office in Seattle, Washington, provides a cozy corner for work and relaxation. The large windows allow him to search the surrounding backyards for inspiration when stuck in a rut. Read the whole story here.

Photo by Misha Gravenor.

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