Michael Graves’ Warehouse Home

For many of the world’s top architects, home becomes a showcase of their personal style.  Architect Michael Graves, known for his post-modern hotel designs at Walt Disney World as well as his line of household objects at Target, has spent the past 30 years transforming a New Jersey warehouse into an elegant home.  He purchased the building in 1974 because it reminded him of a Tuscan barn and completed most of the renovations himself.

One of the most striking rooms in the remodeled warehouse is the library (pictured above).  A glass roof covers the two-story room and floor-to-ceiling bookcases line the walls.  The bookshelves are actually made from fiberboard that has been stained to look like fine wood and pointed PVC pipe has been used to simulated columns between the shelves. 

Read more about Michael Grave’s remodel and see some stunning pictures on the Traditional Home website.

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Date: Monday, March 07th, 2011
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