Like the brow of the Titanic cutting through the sea, this space finds the middle ground between what is behind and what lies ahead, between the safety and security of our home and the vastness of the landscape outside.
Two chairs and a small table: the perfect place to sit and read a book or have a nap as we drift along.
A full glass wall with large doors and a ceiling that points to the sky create an entire room that's an in-between space.
Providing a roof over the balcony helps keep it dry while folding it back into the house to give us just a bit more security as we survey the untamed landscape from our perch.
Use a railing that all but disappears so the view when lying in bed is unobstructed.
Or use a railing that provides some definition and boundary to the space so the edges are clear.
Or use a pipe railing that just barely touches the house to maintain an open and nautical feel.
Is this balcony part of the bedroom or the treetops outside?
The main, linear and vaulted space extends to the outdoors while the bed is tucked safely off to the side.