Artist Jennifer Bartlett, known for her large-scale paintings and installations, left her longtime Greenwich Village studio for this spacious former industrial building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Architect David Berridge helped her configure the interior so that it flows easily from home to gallery, creating a expansive and minimal space that would allow perspective buyers to focus on Bartlett's work.
When design experts Ike Udechuku and Kathryn Smith moved into a neoclassical mansion in Brussels, they set out to create what Udechuku calls "a gallery of the living experience." Several times a year, they partner with European galleries to present rare and choice furniture, objects, and art in their home. The drawing room, which doubles as the couple's principal entertaining space, contains two Tonico lounge chairs by Sergio Rodrigues; a jacaranda bench by Alberto Reis; a leather-and-rosewood sling chair fabricated by Liceu de Artes e Oficios de São Paulo; and drawings by the contemporary Brazilian artist Paulo Climachauska.
Art lovers Takuya and Yurika Ninomiya had always dreamed of opening a gallery together, and when they decided to buy their first home in Nagoya, Japan, they realized it was their chance to fulfill their goal. In order to adequately fit the downstairs gallery into the 1,115-square-foot structure, architect Makoto Tanijiri had to think creatively. The result is a cozy space that encourages prolonged contemplation of artwork.
After creating a home gallery in Antwerp to display works by the artists she represents, Veerle Wenes used the structure's multi-purpose setup to encourage genre-crossing between creative mediums. She saw the gallery, Valerie Traan, as a place that would exist "to mix all these worlds, and to ask architects to make furniture and designers to break out of their own sector and do other things."
Art informs much of Steven Holl's masterful Daeyang Gallery and House in Seoul. Designed to mimic a musical score by István Anhalt, and featuring skylights inspired by a musical staff, the home also includes an underground art gallery.
Faced with the burgeoning accumulation of his contemporary art collection, Australian architect Corbett Lyon conceived the Housemuseum, a modern structure outside of Melbourne that plays both the roles that its title implies.