Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

Artists' Handmade Houses


Ever wonder what an artist's home would look like if he or she were the mind behind it? This month, Abrams has published a stunning new coffee table book that peeks inside the abodes of 13 well-known, American craftspeople who built their homes themselves. Appropriately titled Artists' Handmade Houses, the book features beautiful images by Don Freeman and text by Michael Gotkin. Here we look at the homes of Russel Wright, Paolo Soleri, and George Nakashima.

Sculptor, ceramist, and tableware designer Russel Wright built his home in Garrison, New York, in the 1950s.
On the land, which Wright dubbed Manitoga, he planted and cultivated native trees and wove stone paths around them.
Organic architecture at its best: The sunken dining room features boulders and a more than one-hundred-year-old tree...
Architect Paolo Soleri lives in a wood-frame house in his Cosanti complex (which includes his home, office, and...
The cantilevered table continues inside Soleri's house.
In the bathroom, a ceramic light hangs above the double sinks.
American furniture designer George Nakashima made his home in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
In one house, a small kitchen features a cupboard with sliding shoji screens.
The living room in Nakashima's Reception House features several Greenrock ottomans and a Buckeye burl coffee table.
Artists' Handmade Houses is available from Abrams and also features the homes of nine other artists.