Houzz TV: A Sanctuary for Life and Work
Photographer Nicolo Sertorio and research scientist Seonok Lee were looking for a spacious, multifunctional home with an easy commute to San Francisco. They found what they wanted in a 3,300-square-foot unit that’s part of a live-work community in Oakland once owned by artist Bruce Beasley in 1989 and designed in collaboration with architect Thomas Dolan. Working with architect Marc DiGiacomo, they converted their big, blank box into a modern living space with a studio for Sertorio’s photography business.
The kitchen & bath cabinets and hardware look fantastic - I've never seen anything similar at the big box stores. Can you give us a hint what brand to look for?
Paraphrasing an earlier comment not one thing I don't like.....
Love it! Love it! Love it! These guys sure did a wonderful job. The space looks so inviting and relaxing. I sure would love to be invited to a dinner party in this space. It must be pretty awesome!! Great job!!
This couple clearly respect each other, taking into account the type of space that enriches their relationship, individually and mutually. Their compromise created a beautiful home in which to grow and nurture their love, and lifestyle. That is what makes a home. Delightful that this couple shared the home they created. Yet not surprising. Wishing them, particularly her, continued good health!
Wow, just wow! I love live/work spaces; my husband and I are both musicians and have our own live/work space nothing so magnificent! The mix of warm wood tones and living green plants works so well with all of the white and light. Thank you for sharing this artistic and creative space with us!
The calmness is felt throughout the house, even through the video. Impressive.
Did you see that gorgeous cat matching the Colour of the floor?
Looks very much like a sofa carried at LaZboy recovered in one of their fabulous fabrics.
what an inviting space, it speaks calmness which allows room for productivity and energy...love the light
Beautifully done home with lots of "God is in the details" additions. Residents are very gracious and considerate. Thanks for allowing us to see your home!
Love your open home! I feel peaceful taking in your surroundings...love that each item has a history, something that has lived somewhere else before being placed in your home. Well Done!
I love them as much as the home!!!
Very attractive space. I somehow missed the "naked women and orange Romeo". Are we confusing stories here? There are paintings and/or photos of naked bodies in nearly every museum, not to mention every human is contained in one.
What a beautiful space.
I loved this entire presentation. The house is a testimony to Love, Beauty, Harmony, Respect and Balance. I felt calmed and comforted by both the couple and their gorgeous home. Thank you for sharing your story. May you both be richly blessed with every abundance. You took great bones and created a masterpiece.
This is an inspirational video that truly captures the reasons why we all want to build. Nico and Seonok are privelidged to be able to work on their own signature space despite the boom in the housing market.
What a beautiful story, and space.
Love, love, love! Oh, my!
I felt so peaceful after watching the video, the space is not only beautiful and serene but clearly reflects the best of it's creators.
They feel like very nice people.
love the space, wish the bathroom had been shown more in depth. I never saw any naked women pics, and truly if that is offensive, stay out of any museum...cant believe that was even a complaint.
So beautiful space to live
Wow! its very beautiful and huge space with lots of fresh air, love the openness the brightness brought by white and proper lighting...
What neighborhood in Oakland?
Love the story of this home..
Beautifully designed concept... It really shows how well design, architecture and great construction go hand in hand to make the perfect multi-functional setting.
This is a great project. It is interesting to see the before and after of this project. I appreciate how they know who they are, and they have integrated that into their home. They have really thought about how they live and entertained, and they have designed their home around their lifestyle. I love hearing all the stories of each piece of furniture. You should surround yourself with the things you love and have a story to them. It says so much more about you.
Excellent work and thanks for sharing