art studio



Built by HollyBuilt 
Tim Schmidt // design & fabrication lead
Andrea Calo // Photography
Eden // Landscape

This project represents a remarkable transformation of an old 1960's garage into a contemporary art gallery and home office for one of Austin's foremost art curators. The design vision for this space centered on seamlessly connecting the lush garden with the interior, resulting in a harmonious fusion of art and nature.

Natural light was the driving force behind this conversion, as clean lines and an abundance of sunlight were harnessed to create an inviting and inspiring atmosphere. The design ethos prioritized the establishment of a fluid transition between the outdoors and the interior, making the garden an integral part of the overall aesthetic.

The heart of this space is the custom bookshelf, a functional work of art that serves as both a repository for curated collections and a focal point for artistic expression. The bookshelf embodies the curator's passion for art and knowledge, creating a distinctive backdrop for the gallery.

In addition to the art gallery aspect, this transformed garage also serves as a dynamic home office and studio. It's a space where creativity knows no bounds, where the lines between work and art blur, and where the environment itself inspires innovation.

The 40th Street project is a testament to the power of thoughtful design in converting a dated garage into a multifaceted space that seamlessly serves as an art gallery, home office, and studio. It's a place where creativity flourishes, where art thrives, and where the connection between interior and exterior fosters an environment of boundless inspiration.