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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.