After buying a plot of land on a wooded ridge on Australia's northeastern coast, artist Stefan Dunlop commissioned his neighbors, architects Lindy Atkin and Stephen Guthrie to build him a dream home. One of the most striking features of the house is its painting studio, which is long and narrow so that Dunlop can get some distance from his work.
A vintage Danish dining set in the midst of Kent Monkman's Toronto studio gives an idea of how integrated his home is. After years of crashing on the floor of his distant studio, Monkman turned to architectural designer Jason Halter to help him conjoin life and work.
Painter and printmaker Jane Wright's home studio in Jamestown, Rhode Island gets plenty of inspiring natural sunlight and has prompted her launch a new interior design business.
After years of working in New York to support his craft, artist Richard Brothers relocated to Orcas Island, Washington in order to set up a home that would enable him to pursue his creative efforts. “This house is about the studio, and about making artwork,” Brothers says, and the structure is oriented so that he can easily move between his living area and studio.
Architect Tamira Sawatzky and her wife, artist and filmmaker Elle Flanders purchased a former Toronto storefront that they converted into a home and studio for their individual projects, as well as for their collective art and design practice.