A clever combination bookshelf and staircase in the children’s bedroom leads to the interior “star-gazing” deck, which is invisible from the ground, and contains an open-air bathtub and a sauna. It is also accessible from an adjacent guest bedroom.

“The house is not huge but uses comparative spaces to create different experiences — it’s also about enjoying life and not being overly serious, hence these perceived ‘follies’ such as the deck. Those non-traditional elements have given the house a different flavor,” says Cooke.  190+ Best Modern Staircase Ideas from This Kid-Friendly Home is Full of Surprises