THIS SCULPTOR'S STUDIO CONJURES UP FAIRY-TALE IMAGES WITH a contemporary twist. Complete with a stone path winding through a sculpture garden, a cerulean blue exterior, and a lead-coated copper roof, this funky 1,100-square-foot studio provides the perfect escape from the real world while finding space for practical needs like a kitchen and small bathroom.

CATEGORY: Art studio; ENTRANT/ARCHITECT: Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Centerbrook, Conn.; INTERIOR DESIGNER: Gomez Associates, New York