With a little ingenuity, attics under the eaves can be transformed into bright, light living spaces. Read Full Article
This four-level penthouse apartment in New York has some quieter moments (to contrast with the multistory reflective slide snaking throughout). Designed by architect David Hotson_Architect with interiors by Ghislaine Viñas, this top-floor bedroom is a minty moment of repose. Set into the dormer at the opposite side of the bedroom, the alcove bed occupies a wedge of space extending up to the attic-level oculus window. Photo: David Hotson.
Courtesy of: David Hotson
Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a common problem for Bay Area homeowners: an aesthetically pleasing, historically significant, but structurally shaky Victorian. So he lifted the structure, added a basement sublayer for his office, and topped it all office with a new attic addition (pictured). Photo by: Jason Madara
Frequent Dwell architect-subjects El Dorado, Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri, completed this attic renovation in Kansas suburb Leawood. The Tyler family challenged the firm to add a playroom, a bedroom, and storage to their existing home without modifying the volume and footprint.
In the tiny sleeping loft of this attic studio in Stockholm, a platform bed with two drawers beneath sits under a photograph that the owner snapped in Rio de Janeiro. The inset spotlights and a small shelf at the end of the bed offer light and additional storage. Photo by Per Magnus Persson.
In his Cambridge compound, architectural designer Beat Schenk eliminated the attic and several walls to create a more fluid and open space. Photo by: Adam Friedberg