Entrepreneur and artwork patron Oliver Luckett moved to Iceland together with his accomplice Scott Guinn in 2015, meaning to take a break from working in California and maybe work on a second ebook.
As a substitute, the couple went on to prepare music festivals, set up a number of firms and remodel their residence there—one in all Reykjavík’s most iconic properties—right into a group arts hub.
“Iceland has such a humanistic aspect. We had a imaginative and prescient of making a door for folks,” says Mr. Luckett, 45, who purchased the five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 4,760-square-foot home at Sæbraut 1, on the island’s seafront Seltjarnarnes location, in January 2016 for $1.34 million.
Dealing with the steely grey Atlantic, the austere, brutalist exterior of the four-level residence belies its vibrant interiors. Its star is a cavernous glass-fronted front room, the place partitions are coated, ground to 16-foot-high ceiling, in paintings.