After a busy day at work at his upholstery showroom, Jose Gomez climbs the stairs to his home and studio on the second floor to clock in on his second job as a working artist at Art by Gomez. He loves the light-filled studio he’s carved out in his unique space and enjoys all the comforts of home and family in the 3,000-square living space he’s rehabbed over several years.
Anna and Matt Bukhshtaber spent more than two years searching for the perfect home in which to raise their growing family before deciding to have one built exactly as they imagined it.
“We knew what we wanted, and it wasn’t out there,” Anna says.
The couple had spent seven years living in historic Lafayette Square in the city, but more and more they realized their life outside the home was farther west. Matt’s office is in Clayton, his parents live in Frontenac and the kids were going to school in the county. They