An alcove at the stair landing provides a great place to sit in the sunshine and watch the world go by both inside and out. And the alcove's strategic placement centered on the flight of steps extends the space of the stairway to the outside.
Built to hold a favorite sculpture, this alcove adds light and interest to the room. By extending the space of the "hallway" between the eating, kitchen and sitting areas of the larger space, the alcove gives definition and distinction to each functional area. And it's no accident that the shape of the alcove makes a house for the sculpture within the larger house.
A place for the bed is carved out of the leftover space under roof, while the eyebrow dormer adds joyous light to this bedroom. In a child's room, placing the bed in the alcove frees up the main area for play.
Another bed tucked away in an alcove created by both the architecture (the roof structure and window) of the room, as well as the built-ins that provide just the right amount of extra depth to nestle the bed in place.
The little desk in the alcove makes a secret place to hide for the lucky owner of this bedroom.
Here's a beautiful spot to sit and wait for that person to come downstairs and join you.
Found space in an upstairs hallway now serves as a cozy reading and napping nook.
This alcove is also a perch. Built for a small child, another place to watch the world go by, curl up with a book or take a nap. Certainly a nice place for a time out.
Here's an office space carved out of the walls with just enough room for the basics to keep everyone in the know.
Our best friends deserve alcoves too. And certainly an alcove they can call their own located near the kitchen makes it all the better.
Like a big, bright, red piece of sculpture, the Aga range sits in its alcove in this classic kitchen design.