The Shudio

Sebastopol, California
Publications
  • Location
  • Sebastopol, California
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 120
  • Bedrooms
  • 0
  • Full Baths
  • 0
  • Partial Baths
  • 0
  • The Shudio (part shed, part studio) was created by Seth and Melissa Hanley who also happen to be architects and co-founders of Design Blitz, an architecture firm based in San Francisco. Located in their backyard in Sebastopol, the Shudio replaced a falling-down potting shed and brings the best of his-and-hers space planning: a painting studio for her and a beer brewing shed for him. During their frequent backyard parties (which often host more than 90 guests) the Shudio transforms into a bar with easy through traffic and a built in keg-orator. The finishes are simple with the primary surface being charcoal painted T111 with accents of western red cedar and a white washed ash plywood interior. The sliding barn doors and trim are constructed of California redwood. The trellis with its varied pattern creates a shadow pattern that changes throughout the day. The trellis helps to enclose the informal patio (decomposed granite) and provide privacy from neighboring properties. Existing mature rhododendrons were prioritized in the design and protected in place where possible.

    As practicing architects specializing in large-scale commercial space, Seth and Melissa took the Shudio as an opportunity to play with the intimate scale to create a muliti-funcional space that doesn't take itself too seriously.

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    Modern home with back yard, slope, garden, flowers, shrubs, living space, and shed & studio. The Shudio and patio with privacy trellis. Photo  of The Shudio

    The Shudio and patio with privacy trellis.

    Modern home with end tables, console tables, pendant lighting, ceiling lighting, accent lighting, medium hardwood floor, bar, table, kitchen, beverage center, wood counter, and wood cabinet. The interior of the shudio has a ceiling of western red cedar and whitewashed ash walls. Furniture is flexible to host a variety of functions.  Photo 2 of The Shudio

    The interior of the shudio has a ceiling of western red cedar and whitewashed ash walls. Furniture is flexible to host a variety of functions.

    Modern home with horizontal fence, console tables, end tables, accent lighting, ceiling lighting, living space, and outdoor. The Shudio Exterior.  Photo 3 of The Shudio

    The Shudio Exterior.

    Modern home with boulders, wood patio, porch, deck, hanging lighting, landscape lighting, horizontal fence, and kids room. The Shudio exterior and interior.  Photo 4 of The Shudio

    The Shudio exterior and interior.

    Modern home with doors, exterior, wood, and sliding door type. The Shudio entrance. Photo 5 of The Shudio

    The Shudio entrance.

    Modern home with horizontal fence, living space, and kitchen. The Shudio from the fire pit area with Seth at the door.  Photo 6 of The Shudio

    The Shudio from the fire pit area with Seth at the door.

    Modern home with woodland, garden, slope, back yard, trees, shrubs, flowers, grass, hardscapes, boulders, walkways, gardens, small patio, porch, deck, decomposed granite patio, porch, deck, decking patio, porch, deck, pavers patio, porch, deck, hanging lighting, stone patio, porch, deck, landscape lighting, and horizontal fence. The Shudio and Patio with Seth Photo 7 of The Shudio

    The Shudio and Patio with Seth

    Modern home with outdoor, back yard, garden, woodland, trees, flowers, shrubs, boulders, small patio, porch, deck, walkways, decomposed granite patio, porch, deck, pavers patio, porch, deck, gardens, landscape lighting, decking patio, porch, deck, horizontal fence, and hanging lighting. The Shudio and patio with dry river bed in foreground Photo 8 of The Shudio

    The Shudio and patio with dry river bed in foreground