Office, Library Room Type, Bookcase, Storage, and Medium Hardwood Floor Responding to restrictions set by local planning authorities, the architects lowered the library’s floor level to preserve its cathedral ceilings. “We try to work with problems, not against them,” Maynard says. “You now descend three steps into the studio and discover the desk at garden height, rather than above it.” The solution also allowed for the installation of built-in reading nooks.  Photo 11 of 12 in This Transformed Melbourne House Resembles a Quirky Village