Perched on a hillside in La Mesa, and just minutes from my home, my art studio is located in a vintage, 1967 office complex. My neighbors are acupuncturists, CPA's, and property managers ... I'm the only artist.
It took a bit of convincing the landlord I was not the "Jackson Pollock" type of painter, and I wouldn't be throwing paint on the walls, carpet and ceiling! I create my paintings in wonderful "north light," and mix my paint directly on the glass tabletop.
It's peaceful, the view is beautiful, it's air conditioned, I have private parking...I'm spoiled :)