When asked about what inspired Jean Kee to build the backyard studio, she answered:
"Inspiration? Simple- the architect Michael Graves! In need of more space for a home office, I was contemplating yet another addition to my 1937 house, when I spotted an article in the New York Times about Michael Graves and his collaboration with Lindal Cedar Homes and Target to mass produce modular “pavilions”.
I usually retreat to my studio in late afternoon. The light is just beautiful this time of day and it’s a bit of quiet time before the dinner rush. I have a great reading chair in the office and can even out my feet up and sink into a book now and then."
For us, there's nothing more stunning than to see a functional and aesthetically pleasing studio pulled off in a backyard that doesn't seem out of place or tacked on for extra property worth. The balance between her own personal style with a well-intended look inspired by one of her favorite architects definitely shows in the end product.
[Via The Office Stylist]