Gilsey House rooftop penthouse interior living room wall shelves with ladder.

A Rooftop Addition on a 19th-Century Building Suits a Growing Family’s Needs5 of 10

The double-height living room provided the perfect opportunity to combine the homeowners' love of art, literature, and travel, allowing them to fill the 24-foot shelves with books and collected artifacts. A wood-burning sustainable fireplace by Wittus adds a broad stroke of warmth.