Casa Nueva

living room and dining room// Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan
Oakland, CA
Ongoing

Our own home is always in flux. This is my laboratory for trying out relationships between materials, colors, textures & shapes. Jen and I love testing juxtapositions of old and new and the ongoing conversation between historical forms and an abstract modern vocabulary.

Our Mission style 1926 house vibes well with my retro modernist instincts in its blocky forms, flat roof and minimal ornamentation. I have tried to emphasize & reinterpret it’s rough geometric language, strategically peeling back lathe and plaster to reveal the original rough-cut local Doug Fir framing, used to support floating cabinets and delineate space in a contemporary open floor plan. Our finish materials are a joyful mix of high and low – beautiful stone offcuts, re-purposed objects, simple and cheap plywood & pegboard, vibrant colors; and always changing, like a built sketchbook, as we sculpt the space around our evolving family life.

Photos by Ray Lewis.

Materials & Features

exposed wood framing
high gloss painted floor
pegboard
plaster
handmade furniture
slot skylight
custom lighting

dining room and skylight // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan
kitchen // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan Studios
kitchen counter with exposed wall // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan
sink and pegboard // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan
low bench //Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan Studios
bedroom windows // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan
bedroom window // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan
custom light fixture // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan Studios
stairway // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan
window to kitchen // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan
backyard with patio wall and plants // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan Studios
stairwell to the garage, as well as the patio and backyard // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan Studios
patio // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan
stairway to garage // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan
backyard with a child standing on an old wooden table // Casa Nueva by Sky Lanigan