Unusual Sleeping Spaces

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The bedroom is a sanctuary for rest and relaxation, but in these cases, it is the site of the home's boldest design moves as well.

The couple’s bedroom, occupying a space that was once a machine shop, has a cedar sleeping platform designed and built by Elliot Loh. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping Spaces modern home

In an industrial San Francisco home, the residents' bedroom, occupying a space that was once a machine shop, has a cedar sleeping platform.

The couple’s bedroom, occupying a space that was once a machine shop, has a cedar sleeping platform designed and built by Elliot Loh.

All of the beds in the house are playful custom one-off designs by Crasset, including the marionette-themed master bed, which a local carpenter fabricated from oak felled in the surrounding forest. The stone fireplace is original. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping Spaces modern home

All of the beds in a renovated French farmhouse are playful custom one-off designs, including the marionette-themed master bed, which a local carpenter fabricated from oak felled in the surrounding forest.

All of the beds in the house are playful custom one-off designs by Crasset, including the marionette-themed master bed, which a local carpenter fabricated from oak felled in the surrounding forest. The stone fireplace is original.

The second floor houses three lits bretons, boxlike compartments where the curtains can be drawn to close sleepers off from the world. Inside, each has a built-in shelf 

for personal belongings and a favorite read. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping Spaces modern home

In a simple French retreat, the second floor houses three lits bretons, boxlike compartments where the curtains can be drawn to close sleepers off from the world.

The second floor houses three lits bretons, boxlike compartments where the curtains can be drawn to close sleepers off from the world. Inside, each has a built-in shelf

for personal belongings and a favorite read.

An additional aspect of the renovation was the conversion of a dilapidated carriage house into a sleek, two-story studio that flanks the rear porch. A structural steel frame inside reinforces the structure while recalling the main house’s steel cladding. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping Spaces modern home

A renovation in Phoenix also included a conversion of a dilapidated carriage house into a sleek, two-story studio that flanks the rear porch. The bed is raised on wood paletts.

An additional aspect of the renovation was the conversion of a dilapidated carriage house into a sleek, two-story studio that flanks the rear porch. A structural steel frame inside reinforces the structure while recalling the main house’s steel cladding.

The bath was placed behind the bed, another example of the way the artist—who was accustomed to sleeping in the pool area of her previous apartment—likes to break down spatial boundaries and traditional designations of rooms. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping Spaces modern home

The Brooklyn home of artist Jennifer Bartlett also serves as a studio space. In addition to playing double duty, the residence breaks down spatial boundaries and traditional designations of rooms, as evidenced by the postioning of the tub right behind the bed.

The bath was placed behind the bed, another example of the way the artist—who was accustomed to sleeping in the pool area of her previous apartment—likes to break down spatial boundaries and traditional designations of rooms.

The bedroom is enclosed with a glass wall. A blackout curtain can be drawn closed for privacy. An Ikea cabinet and custom white lacquered shelves provide plenty of closet space. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping Spaces modern home

This super minimal bedroom in Montreal is enclosed with a glass wall. A blackout curtain can be drawn closed for privacy.

The bedroom is enclosed with a glass wall. A blackout curtain can be drawn closed for privacy. An Ikea cabinet and custom white lacquered shelves provide plenty of closet space.

The simple yet spacious master bedroom opens up to a private terrace. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping Spaces modern home

Another spartan sleeping space, this home in Slovenia features just a mattress on top of a raised platform.

The simple yet spacious master bedroom opens up to a private terrace.

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