California Creative: A Ranch House Garage Turned Art Studio
At Remodelista, we brake for creative garage conversions. Over the years, we’ve come across some standout examples of found space, including an Airy Studio Apartment Over a Garage in Auckland, a Guest Room in a Garage in North London, and our own Michelle’s Mill Valley Grottage. The latest is a Santa Ynez, California, multi-car garage in which one of the stalls now serves as a couple’s art studio.
The makeover is part of a full property renovation of a 1971 ranch house in Santa Barbara wine country by Dylan Henderson of Salt Architecture and Rita Donahoe of Rita Chan Interiors. The owners are a young couple who lead the California good life: they divide their time between here and LA, and requested a dedicated creative space for painting, drawing, and photography. Scroll to the end to see Before and After shots of the garage exterior.
Photography by Gavin Cater of Cater Photography, courtesy of Rita Chan Interiors, unless noted.