Conard Romano Architects
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Conard Romano Architects traditional family room
 

Conard Romano Architects

The Bellevue Area Residence sits on a hillside with a west facing terrace and covered porch affording views of Lake Washington. Located in a neighborhood with an unusually restricting height limit, the home enjoys high ceilings in its light-filled, main floor living spaces, as well as in its lower level bedrooms.
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harpergal wrote:
Since bookshelves are usually less than 1 foot deep, how do you make them fit in with a window seat which is deeper? Is there a false back on the shelves?
   Comment   November 22, 2011
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mmonika
You could do 2 different depths..
All of the lower cabinets inline with the window seat be deeper, which would be great for storage of those bigger items but tier the upper shelves so their depth isn't so vast. This will also, visually, not seem as heavy.

To address your question specifically, consider what you will store and make your depths as needed ( with false backs or not). Sometimes there are pieces which just don't fit in the shallowness of bookcases and that would be annoying.
If you want to be flexible with depth, use some boxes (wood, card, papered, painted..etc) in behind of shelves you don't want to lose books in but still can opt to store your board games :-)
November 22, 2011 at 10:36pm     
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dmsutton
I don't know about the USA versions of these houses but in Australia most of them are cavity brick walls which are at least 10 inches (250mm) thick and this would not require any false backing. The depth of the reveal as depicted would be correct as such a window is mounted on the exterior brickwork. This mean with the depth shown the shelve would approx 8-10 inches deep.
November 9, 2012 at 4:14am     
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anbeca323 wrote:
What material is covering the cushion on the window seat? - I love how it looks with the leather chair.
   Comment   January 14, 2014
janecorfe wrote:
Do you have recesses for shutters or curtains behind the bookcase depth?
   Comment   January 28, 2013
hkovicak wrote:
How low is this window to accommodate the window seat? Would bottom of window at 18 in work?
   Comment   October 30, 2012
Ruby Blue wrote:
What brand of windows are these?
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A perfect spot - grab a book from the library and curl up in the window seat.
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15. Window seats. Maybe we all just want a place to curl up, read a book, and gaze out the window.
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And when you can't create a space that resides in that wonderful in-between of indoors and outdoors, do what you can to bring the outdoors in. Windows like these can crank open for fresh air and sound of birds along with that pleasant view.
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All vacation homes should have a few little nooks like this one - peaceful spots to get away, even in a house packed with people.

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