Former Art Teacher Lynn Gregson’s Artsy Home


Sofia Brouse

Opportunities in life sometimes boil down to one thing: it’s all about who you know. Apparently, former Sahuaro art teacher Lynn Gregson, (who occasionally subs for us), knows the right people. Her “desert chic” home is so beautiful that it is featured in the November 2017 Tucson Lifestyle Magazine issue. Megan Hughes, an English teacher at Sahuaro, was asked by her mother, who is an editor for Tucson Lifestyle magazine, if she knew of anyone with a home that would be cool to showcase in the magazine. Mrs. Hughes thought of former Sahuaro art teacher, Lynn Gregson, and Mrs. Hughes’ daughter,  Taylor (2015 SHS grad) got the opportunity to write the article.

Lynn is originally from St. Louis Missouri and has lived in various houses in Tucson, but never really connected with one until this home. Lynn states, “It is all about location!” Their home is near the U of A, in the Sam Hughes district, so between the good vibes of downtown and the artsy feel of her hometown in St. Louis, it is the perfect home for an artist.

Her children joke that she turned a five-bedroom house into a two-bedroom so they couldn’t move in.  In actuality, one room was turned into her husband, Rick’s, man cave, the one with the best light became her studio which has a “European twist” on it , and yet another a giant walk-in closet.  Your home should be your happy place, and that is exactly what this home is to Lynn.  The house has special touches all throughout the house: there’s a colorful muraled ceiling in the dining area that she says represents an “Italian platter”, and other Lynn-special-touches, like her artwork all through the house, a pergola that is outside, and an outdoor concrete fireplace.

Mrs. Gregson is obviously not bored with retired life.