Texas architect Jim Poteet helped a San Antonio resident build a garden retreat and a guesthouse for visiting artists. "Stacey hopes that we can use this as a prototype for a development of artists’ studios someday," says Poteet. The steel sculpture is by San Antonio artist George Shroeder.
This gorgeous hillside property is what resulted when a New Zealand-born artist who lives in London ended up buying a plot of land in northeastern Australia. Although Stefan Dunlop considers his detached painting studio a work in progress, the design of his and his wife's idyllic home appears quite liveable. The studio's long, narrow shape enables the artist to get some distance from his paintings as he works, and a gigantic front door and angled ceiling accommodate extra-large canvases.
Through the Kalwall translucent panels on this West Village home's back wall, natural light filters in to workspace of conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner's studio, which can be seen on the home's first floor.
Artist Richard Brothers left a finance job in Manhattan to pursue his art interests full time in Washington. Working with architect Michelle Linden, he built a modern residence in the San Juan Islands with ocean views and a workspace that strategically uses skylights to let in sun.
When Toronto artist Kent Monkman's business expanded he was ready to separate his living and working spaces, which had been one and the same for years. Then, he discovered the costly outcome of keeping two rents. Architecture firm Wonder Inc. turned this one-time factory into Monkman's 3,300-square-foot home and studio hybrid, resulting in a balanced, spacious retreat.