214 Adela Avenue (VIDEO)

Even before you get to the studio above the garage, you know this is the home of an artist. The colorful paintings on the walls are the first clue. In the living room, the coffee table has been painted with a pattern of Mexican sugar skulls, reflecting the owner’s collection, many of which are tucked into unexpected places around the house. The décor is a successful mix of contemporary and rustic elements. The original wood floors have a weathered patina, which sets off the sleek cabinetry and quartz counters in the kitchen. There, you will notice the fun treatment of a closed-off exterior door; it has been decoupaged with Bon Appetit magazine pages. For an almost 140-year old house, it has a surprising amount of storage, including a kitchen pantry and first floor laundry room, built where stairs to the basement used to be. The front staircase leads to generously sized bedrooms with updated baths. The master bedroom has its own staircase down to the kitchen. A charming courtyard separates the house from the studio, which the owners built themselves to provide a perfect place for more art to be created.