On a scenic one-acre site in Inverness, California, Richardson Architects planted an artist studio in a hillside overlooking a coastal vista. The client, a painter who lives on the property, requested the addition be situated downhill from the main residence to provide a more secluded place to work.
The approximately 1,800-square-foot studio is clad in redwood to match the ochre terrain.
An angled roof defers to the hill's incline. The windows are by Blomberg Window Systems.
A movable desk, sliding storage system for large canvases, and plenty of open space meet the artist's request for functionality. The sloped ceiling is made of Douglas fir.