The eventually finished living room was soon filled with art and antique furnishings. An opening in a wall encouraged one to look through to discover something new. A ladder encouraged one to explore. Everywhere, art was built into the walls. Found objects and salvaged materials like pipes, valves and tools were functional, interactive and decorative. The result was a home that is eclectic yet efficient, and an intriguing work of evolving art.
The transformation of the storage space into a functional home took a year and a half, by gutting the space and reclaiming the attic, and adding plumbing and heat. Everything was designed with the efficiency and style of an old ship in mind. The bedroom was reclaimed from attic crawlspace. The addition of skylights created a cozy sleeping space.
A little blog with more pictures has been posted at Gingham& Gold.
Unfortunately the Nautilus Studio closed in 2015, but the spirit of it is still alive.
This page is dedicated to this time and place, so if you have any fond memories, pictures or comments to share, please send them to
Yvette Endrijautzki at firstname.lastname@example.org
The new Nautilus Studio is now located in Wuppertal, Germany. Website: www.nautilusstudio.net
The gallery was also featured in a design magazine (Houzz) in 2012, and won an award for the resourcefully sophisticated interior design, which was designed and executed by Yvette.
Yvette came across an empty storage space above a pet store in 2008, in the heart of the city's Georgetown arts district. The space had potential, but it was quite small. She peered through a few holes in the wall, realized the living space could double, and was sold. Together with her partner (Jethaniel Peterka) at this time, she transformed this raw space void of electricity or water, into a cozy ship-wreck themed gallery and studio.
Here some Yelp Commentaries on the Nautilus:
used to be a Studio, Gallery, Shop and live and work space, in the very artsy and industrial part of Seattle, Georgetown, established in 2008. Inspired by an old ship wreck, natural history, mysticism and the haunted Georgetown, this place became a pilgrim for art lovers, time travelers and art collectors. In this environment, Yvette Endrijautzki created her temple shrines, shadow boxes and iconic statuary as well as found object jewelry and costumes. In addition to displaying Yvette's own works, the gallery provided a unique forum for showcasing emerging and established artists. The Nautilus Studio was part of Seattle's monthly artwalk, and many artists, from local to international, were on board of the Nautilus ship. From concerts, to theatrical events, dance, and other performances, this space had a unique character and was always one of the highlights of Seattle's art-walks.