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A custom-designed chairlift system from Versicor allows Matthew access to the tower. “The new house has really liberated Matthew. My goal is that he will have access to everything by one means or another,” says Ed Slattery.
One of the home’s more fanciful features is a meditation tower that offers views to Baltimore’s Loch Raven Reservoir and beyond.
The exercise room also has an indoor whirlpool spa.
A guest bedroom, with furniture from Room & Board, overlooks the bridge above the dining courtyard. The home’s landscape architecture is by Ventura, California–based Jack Kiesel. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.
Architect William Carpenter, glimpsed in his second-floor design studio, built Lightroom 2.0 to sit unobtrusively among its 1920s neighbors in Decatur.
The home's wine cellar is a unique feature which exposes some of the home's interesting infrastructure.
Fein designed and built a 120-square-foot structure on his Kansas property to serve as a studio space for him and one other employee when the firm was starting out.
Here Tim tinkers with works-in-progress in his studio space, situated across the courtyard from Nathalie’s.
“For me, an idea can come from anywhere,” says Tim, an artist who has an interest in product design, and often incorporates found items into his work. “I really enjoy the challenge of finding an object and responding to it.”
Chairs made from the seats of a Ferrari BB 512 face the tower’s large window, which overlooks the sea
and a new entry for us: foliage! Which is also our interpretation of the Greenery Pantone colour of the year as it brings the same fresh feeling.
Hole House Installation by Robert Hutchison & Tom Maul
The studio fireplace is a custom design by OOPEAA, and one of the elements that will allow the house to go off the grid.
Elina works beneath a series of skylights and LED spots from Zumtobel in her studio.  <span style=
A custom ladder made of bent steel with oak treads leads to the sleeping loft, while a white oak panel swings opens to reveal an inset window. Longtime collaborator Jeffrey Kramer crafted the home’s wood elements.
Cooper, 11,  paddleboards toward an outbuilding that contains a sauna.
Outfitted with Woolrich linens and pillows designed by Jim’s wife, Beth Wheeler,  the bed is wall-mounted with a hinge from McMaster Carr, so it can be folded up when not in use.
Opposite Jim’s workstation, the modest interior accommodates a single bunk—Hannah’s preferred reading perch.
While the space is heavily insulated, with strong solar gain, a cast-iron stove from Salamander Stoves provides extra warmth on cool days.
Finished this past fall, Camera Lucida lived up to Tonko's vision of a functional and earnest space for work and reflection. A staircase leads to a second level with additional workspace.
Screens can be used to alter the amount of daylight that streams into the studio.
Family Room
The auditorium is so acoustically isolated that the cocktail lounge is able to stay open during shows.
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New Haven, Connecticut
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The first-floor auditorium/recording studio is located in a curvaceous wood pod that hovers above the bar in the basement. Concrete structural buttresses support the wall and act as stylized booth dividers.
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New Haven, Connecticut
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The home’s cedar siding is untreated, and its zinc  roof will “mellow” over time, according to architect Peter Pfau.

Mill Valley, California
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Stefanie designed the hut. It was constructed by landscaper Ronald Gramajo, who also did the plantings and irrigation on the property.

Mill Valley, California
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Maui, Hawaii
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With little to no permitting required, Sett Studio units can be used for an extra bedroom, a yoga studio, a hydroponics growing area or an office space, like this 96-square-foot one shown here.
Suspended in a garden in private residence in the northwest of Washington DC, this bronze and glass building, which is illuminated from the ground up, looks like a Japanese tea pavilion, but is in fact a musical recital space that its owner also use as a room for dining and contemplation.
When San Francisco-based architect Beverly Choe took on the project of re-envisioning an old garage (once used as a carriage house that had become a dark and empty space), she sought to create an open and meditative backyard studio where a family can easily retreat to work, relax, and create—with a goal of making it a
Kahn's painting studio is attached to the original garage.
An Ecospace with a dual-pitched roof, this gym in England’s Peak District has a sloping roof, skylights that brighten and ventilate the space and a mezzanine loft-style living space.
Portland, Oregon–based architects Heidi Beebe and Doug Skidmore designed a glass-walled studio to create a focal point in backyard of this Boise, Idaho house, and as a home office for one of the owners.
This Seattle studio shed that is sited on a plant-filled backyard is used by it’s owners as a place to engage in their diverse passions – painting, sculpture, and gardening and collecting vintage furniture.
An old unused garage in this San Francisco family home is turned into a “box suffused with light” just a short distance from the main house, where family members can escape to meditate, relax or get creative.
Interior of Midden Studio in Scotland.
When a Colorado web designer’s newborn daughter moved into his home office, he relocated to this cool shed made of ruby-red Collins Truwood Siding and corrugated metal, just a few feet from the back door of his house.
The sauna door handle is a simple piece of driftwood. “One principle rule I followed,” says Kiehl, “was: Don’t build on outdoor space if it can work as outdoor living space. Norwegian summers are short. We want to be outdoors as much as possible.”
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Podere 43 allows for an endless array of leisure activities like ping-pong.
Sea caves on the property forced the architects to split some of the living space into a 483-square-foot guesthouse.
A knotted curtain bisects the sleeping area from the kitchen, which contains concealed and exposed storage units, as well as a small circular dining table.

If you have ever considered building a modern shed or studio in the backyard, you'll appreciate the projects below, which prove that small spaces can deliver a big impact. Transform this often dormant space into a family room, hobby studio, or meditation room. Give the humble backyard shed a chance to shine—forge an opportunity for better living or enhanced storage.