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June 5, 2015
From a music loft to an outdoor veranda, these modern spaces are like music to our ears.
living room and concert venue with a view

The living room adjacent to a renovated barn in Beverly Hills can be transformed into a performance space for 80 guests to enjoy the sounds of the Steinway piano.

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Originally appeared in Wouldn't You Like to Have Your Own Private Concerts at Home?
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Modern Texan addition and renovation with office nook in stairwell and living room

The high ceiling of a living room in this renovated 1920s bungalow in Austin allows for good acoustics on those lazy days in Texas when the two hanging guitars come off the wall to make music.

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Originally appeared in 1920s Bungalow Plus Modern Addition Equals Perfect Austin Home
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George Nelson Half-Nelson lamp

The minimal design in this Southern California home is complemented by a Hawaiian Koa wood ukulele that stands next to an Alexander Girard bedside table.

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Originally appeared in Basic Instincts
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Look behind the mid-century facade, and a back patio offers an unexpected 180-degree view of the Los Angeles basin.

The back patio of artists Ramona Trent and Anthony Pearson's Los Angeles midcentury home offers a relaxing space for the homeowners' young daughter to practice guitar. Inside, the couple built a sideboard just tall enough so their daughters, Delphine and Chantal, couldn’t reach the vintage stereo. 

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Originally appeared in How a Bungalow Went from Bland to Brilliant
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music house brill

A rock musician created a practice area in a Los Angeles industrial renovation that features a 50s Wurlitzer piano and a mid-60s Ludwig drum kit. For acoustics, the architect insulated the walls with two layers of Sheetrock stuffed with denim insulation. 

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Originally appeared in Drumming Up Design
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Modern prefab vacation home in Washington guest bed that lifts to reveal a bathtub

The floating bookshelf in this modern prefab home in Washington is composed from wood found on the property. A Technics turntable and receiver, purchased from a used audio store, sits atop the shelf, and a Gibson resonator guitar is displayed on the wall.

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Originally appeared in Learn How to Connect with Nature from This Off-the-Grid Prefab
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mijolk boutique owners renovate their Toronto dwelling interior

A pair of Toronto boutique owners renovated the interior of their above-the-shop living quarters with accents such as an antique Japanese indigo tapestry that hangs by a vintage Danish piano.

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Originally appeared in These Shop Owners Have a Killer Apartment Right Upstairs
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Artist Kii Arens live/work studio

Hollywood Bowl poster artist Kii Arean created a music loft in his Los Angeles live/work abode.

Originally appeared in Artist Kii Arens: Live/Work Studio
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Airbnb San Francisco record collection.

The Pagniers have hosted more than 40 travelers since joining Airbnb, sharing their spotless home in San Francisco's coveted Mission district, along with a few tunes from the couple's album collection.

Originally appeared in Meet the Hosts Behind a Stylish San Francisco Airbnb
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M House Grand Piano, Melbourne

Thanks to the extra space of this clever addition to a Victorian house, the homeowners were able to bring their baby grand piano out of storage. It now sits in the main room, complemented by Mega Bulb pendants from Great Dane.

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Originally appeared in A Unique Roofline Draws Light Into This Melbourne Home
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Music is central to Andrew McKenzie’s living arrangements. With guitars hanging on his Gaboon plywood walls, he always has an instrument at hand.

Music is central to Andrew McKenzie, guitarist, and vocalist for the Kiwi alt-country band Grand Prix. With guitars hanging on the Gaboon plywood walls of his house in an apple orchard in Havelock North, New Zealand, he always has an instrument at hand.

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Originally appeared in Orchard Jam
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george residence interior kids room

Even the littlest music lovers deserve a space to practice their talents. In this Chicago home, a toy piano that’s been in the family for years sits amidst the room's whimsical design.

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Originally appeared in A Custom Walnut Stair and Slide Hybrid in Chicago
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living room and concert venue with a view

The living room adjacent to a renovated barn in Beverly Hills can be transformed into a performance space for 80 guests to enjoy the sounds of the Steinway piano.

Photo by José Mandojana.

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