Green Oak Writer’s Studio

Los Angeles, USA  –  Bertram Architects

Built Area: 18.5m2 (200 sq ft)

Designed as a quiet space with minimum distraction for a writer.  Furniture is plain and built in to both maximise the available space and avoid distraction. Here are the architect’s notes:

Green Oak Writer’s Studio
Green Oak Writer’s Studio

“Inspiration for the home office came from the “Russian word пустынь or poustinia (which literally means desert): a small simply furnished and preferably remote cabin to which a monk would retreat to fast and pray in solitude and silence.”

The studio is on a hillside behind the owner’s home.  Access is via a winding bluestone stairway surrounded by agaves  yucca, cactus and other drought-resistant plants. Partially set into the hillside and cantilevered out over the hill, the building is a careful balancing act between grounded practicality and inspiration taking flight.”

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