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. Courtesy of El Dorado, Inc. .
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.