Collection by Zachary Edelson

Rolling Ladders in Modern Homes


The rolling (or sliding) ladder, set within the tall musty bookcases of a patrician library, is an old cliché. Extra-high bookcases can be a smart way to add storage to otherwise unused space. Check out these five contemporary designs that revisit and renew an old idea.

A rolling ladder made from salvaged wood and components leads to a small, yet well equipped, office.
Hughes’ collection of hundreds of books is stored on a vertiginous two story bookcase, which takes up the whole of the…
Dan Garness used paint and well-placed windows to keep Duane’s office bright and airy.
A key request from the client was ample room for books. "Brian had us promise that we would give him room to grow his…
The guest room cleverly shoehorns four bunks into a small footprint.
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