Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday Home Tour - House #1


Hometown Boy

John Lucasey was born and raised in Alameda and maintains his everlasting love for the Island City.  Alameda is where he best gathers his creative space and continues to fulfill his creative dreams.
 
 


John fell in love with this house the minute he saw it.  He felt it's magical bones and knew that with a little high-tech elbow grease and some of his eclectic antiques he could have what he envisioned... a creative, personal space for his recording company, Studio 880.


 




John's company has created productions for American Idol, Beyonce, Green Day and Keith Urban, to name a few.  John takes all recorded sounds and edits, blends and transforms them into a finished product.  In 2003 he won Mixed Tech Award for Green Day and has been featured in many magazines for his designs for other performers, including the Rolling Stones.
 






My Mom posing with her friend Sharon, one of the docents on the tour.  They are also both docents at The Cathedral of Light in Oakland.




Besides being a recording professional, he has a fondness for wonderful antiques, including 16th Century Venetian pieces, 18th Century French fixtures and furnishings, along with mixed Art Deco decor.



 









Here is my Mom proudly showing off the amazing kitchen.













 I love this floor!







 This home boasts some seriously fab ceilings!




 I love the way the stove has it's own niche.




It is truly one of the nicest kitchens I've seen in a long time.
 



 This is the nook off the kitchen leading to John's office.




Can I just say, this guy has great taste!
 



Check out his bicycle!




The "Studio" is the highlight of the home which includes the Art Deco Movie Theatre, game room, full wine cellar and production office space.





























 John recently passed his Contractor's license and Studio 880 is his own design.  He intends to find other Victorian wonders in Alameda and renovate them to serve as creative work/live residences.


I grew up down the street from John and his 2 brothers and must say that I am incredibly proud of this hometown boy!



16 comments:

PamDesigns said...

What a beautiful vintage home you have! I loved the light fixtures the most. Thanks for sharing the tour!

Stitchfork said...

Wouldn't that be a fun place to live?! All the unique touches, like the stained glass in the windows, that you don't see in a lot of homes!
xo Cathy

classic casual home said...

Bravo to him for maintaining and enjoying a historical residence! Excited to follow your blog.
Mary Ann

Karena said...

Therese,

Very cool what a great guy!!

Joyeaux Noel!

I have a new giveaway from My Sparrow, do come and enter!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

simpledaisy said...

What an amazing home!
How cool is he to work so hard to give love to vintage homes!!!!
And even better that you know him:):)

I Dream Of said...

So beautiful! The red nose on the deer made me smile...
Have a merry Monday.
Jeanne

The Zhush said...

In a word: WOW!!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What an extraordinary home. It is fabulous of him to maintain the heritage of this beautiful residence. Everything is exquisite and wonderful. Bravo!

Burlap Luxe said...

Therese,
I know being there in person was a wow moment that does not always show up in photos.

It had to have been a real treasured moment to walk thorugh all that history revived.

Thank you for sharing the home tour.
Yes good taste indeed. Did I see a bit of Zebra in his home, I bet you could relate to his passion.

Love yah girl you amaze us with great events, places, and featured homes.

Un Joyeux Noel
xx
Blessings
~Dore

quintessence said...

Wow - amazing! You mom looks lovely! My daughter took her first studio production class last year and LOVED it - now she just needs to find the time to spend some time at it!

mydesignchic said...

Love the dining room...so festive and fun, and the kitchen...amazing!!

pretty pink tulips said...

Some people just get all the talent! (wink!). Love what he has done with his home....kitchen and recording room are BEYOND! And a musician....my 8 year old is learning electric guitar....and I hope he sticks with it!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I absolutely love that dining room table all decorated for Christmas. So pretty!

Party Resources said...

What fun and thanks for taking us with you! xx

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

fabulous home tour! the kitchen & those ceilings are to die for!

Angie said...

WOW!!! Such a beautiful home!