Skylights come in all shapes and sizes, but their practicality is universal. These rooms feature a variety of overhead cut-outs that admit an abundance of natural light.
Three protruding circular skylights, one of the most striking features of a renovated mid-century house in San Juan, are angled to shed morning and afternoon light on the spacious living room and adjacent lap pool.
The master bathroom of an architect’s home in Amsterdam features a skylight not in the middle of the ceiling, but around its edges. The resulting slivers of light spill down the walls and lend the space a soft glow.
A renovated guesthouse in New Haven feels more spacious due in part to a raised portion of the ceiling, which not only provides more headroom but also lets in a stream of light through the resulting triangular skylight.
The renovation of an old farmhouse in northern Italy was no small task due to irregular stonework and strict government regulations, but calculated decisions, such as a series of large skylights in the kitchen, helped make the space light and inviting, while still preserving the structure’s integrity.