Bosworth Hoedemaker
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Henry Island rustic-staircase

Henry Island

This project occupies a low ridge at the tip of a small island and is flanked by a beach to either side. The two beaches suggested the image of the two-faced god Janus who was the inspiration for the design. The house is flanked by two large porches, one facing either beach, which offer shelter from the elements while inviting the visitors outdoors. Three buildings are linked together to form a string of buildings that follow the terrain. Massive concrete columns lend strength and support while becoming part of the language of the forest in which the house is situated. Salvaged wood forms the majority of the interior structure and the floors. Light is introduced deep into the house through doors, windows, clerestories, and dormer windows. The house is organized along two long enfilades that order space and invite long views through the building and to the landscape beyond.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Open up the space under built-in seating to hold books, shoes — pretty much anything your heart desires.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Angela Baird added this to Family Room
February 10, 2015
We might be able to do this under the window seats
fred631 added this to fred631's Ideas
January 25, 2015
Seating storage 2 no floor
bnc2003 added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 19, 2015
Nook bench idea w storage underneath bench
alorie added this to alorie's ideas
December 13, 2014
books in bench
ayiacas added this to landing
November 29, 2014
loharas added this to Cabin
November 28, 2014
Open storage under bench
westfoxgirl added this to Family Room
September 30, 2014
built in seating
Askhat Orazbek added this to askhadt's Favorites
August 16, 2014
Топчан с полками
triciat added this to Cabin Details/Inspiration
August 16, 2014
Trim color, floor
lindseyka added this to Yes
July 28, 2014
inglenook idea
bartz54 added this to Library
June 10, 2014
great reading nook
Stephanie Dahl added this to stephanie_dahl7292955's ideas
June 1, 2014
porch idea
Bruce Jenkins added this to bruce_jenkins's ideas
May 1, 2014
colors, hominess
Jay added this to WardHill Addition Concepts 1.1.14
May 1, 2014
Jay added this to Built In's. 3.16.14
April 30, 2014
jlhomeyer added this to Kitchen
April 13, 2014
open bench
collateralhouse added this to Bathroom Ideas
April 2, 2014
open storage underneath
Watson Cat added this to Cool designs
April 2, 2014
cool idea for a reading room
adam2626 added this to STORAGE BUF
March 26, 2014
Really like not sure if it works with space
lidror added this to Lidror's Ideas
March 24, 2014
Widow-Seat for Books
Chris Griffin added this to attic spaces
March 17, 2014
storage seating
emoilytin added this to living
March 15, 2014
hidden bookcase in bench seat
cporay added this to cporay's ideas
March 10, 2014
tomtonya added this to tomtonya's ideas
February 27, 2014
drewaveideas added this to drewaveideas
February 11, 2014
Great reading room
Mark Watson added this to breakfast nook
February 2, 2014
Storage under seat.
tiffaniescs added this to tiffaniescs's ideas
January 18, 2014
benoithouse added this to Staircaes
January 6, 2014
window-seat-storage'>window seat storage
rerdle added this to rerdle's Ideas
December 29, 2013
housecat added this to housecat's ideas
December 28, 2013
open bench seat storage
lgtillery added this to Our Project - The Attic
December 24, 2013
aglass742 added this to entry way
December 19, 2013
built in seating
zookeeper422 added this to Living Room Ideas
December 14, 2013
If I were to put in a window seat in living room or great room, I would want it to be multifunctional.
liddleal added this to Specific Attic Elements
December 14, 2013
What do you like about this photo?top of stairs
jensnest added this to Front Entrance
December 4, 2013
bench, cubbies
hsrobin added this to HS bedrooms
November 21, 2013
Interior window
jfhock added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 20, 2013
jfhock added this to FLOOR
November 20, 2013
529beacon added this to RB
November 11, 2013
LOVE the open underneath for books
tdiangelo added this to DiAngelo Basement Refined
October 30, 2013
I think this is what Craig was talking about.
melwillish added this to mountain house ideas
October 9, 2013
If room above loft
acharachal added this to acharachal's ideas
September 15, 2013
storage underneath
microkatsb added this to microkatsb's Ideas
September 12, 2013
jblneely added this to Bathroom Ideas
September 9, 2013
daybed w/ storeage below
lohithn added this to Living Room Ideas
August 22, 2013
space beneath the sofa
catherinemjones84 added this to porch
August 19, 2013
Open storage
katecsi3 added this to Living Room Ideas
August 19, 2013
Window seat with storage underneath
lirvaniluop added this to Living Room Ideas
August 18, 2013
sherrydberg added this to sherrydberg's ideas
August 18, 2013
cottage - storage under seating
samacita added this to Alex's room
August 5, 2013
Bench with storage
Joseph Olson added this to Wacky!
July 18, 2013
Nooks. Mom will like this.
cdevaud added this to Cabaña - Butacas
July 14, 2013
Wayne Heilala added this to family room
July 8, 2013
Window seat / cubby on back wall
joanneonglichoo added this to joanneonglichoo's Ideas
July 3, 2013
Seat idea
kreegal added this to kreegal's ideas
June 9, 2013
widen bench to bed width?
SJS Development added this to patternlanguage's ideas
June 3, 2013
Away Place
tehmina added this to tehmina's ideas
May 7, 2013
shor organiser etc
houseideaz0072 added this to Bedroom Ideas
May 6, 2013
could hold "bedside function" white is good
bananamatronik added this to High Street South
April 29, 2013
built in storage
Peter Kidd added this to peter_kidd's Ideas
April 20, 2013
juanmloren added this to juanmloren's Ideas
April 16, 2013
Para estudio Susana
jen_mccrea added this to jen_mccrea's ideas
April 13, 2013
Wood windows decor olors
jennrn10 added this to bench seating
April 8, 2013
dkpaul added this to dkpaul's ideas
March 31, 2013
window seat back room
kathykallner added this to Midway Barn House
March 29, 2013
cubby hole at stairs
smartin968 added this to colin's room
March 27, 2013
Love the built ins.
Whitney Hargraves Design added this to 3221
March 26, 2013
Interesting loft space
alvat added this to storage ideas
March 8, 2013
under the seat storage
cathi56 added this to Cathi's House
February 28, 2013
for sunroom
melmelkittycat added this to melmelkittycat's Ideas
February 18, 2013
Breakfast room?
jmolenari added this to jmolenari's ideas
February 11, 2013
basic look with good storage below. Would go well with floors.
bwinslett added this to Bedrooms
January 28, 2013
Bench seating.
Michelle Sheridan added this to michelle_sheridan's ideas
January 14, 2013
again open storage?
doverine added this to furniture, built ins
January 9, 2013
library bench, storage cubbies
Summer Caton added this to summer_caton's Ideas
January 7, 2013
Loft-like area
Mike Shyrokov added this to mike_shyrokov's Ideas
January 6, 2013
Anna Shchegoleva added this to anna_shchegoleva's Ideas
January 2, 2013
Диван с полками
kmlds added this to small space
December 12, 2012
storage under built in seating
Sidney Bateman added this to sidney_bateman's ideas
November 20, 2012
new room
heidegrace added this to heidegrace's ideas
November 17, 2012
Greg Speicher added this to spike69's ideas
October 29, 2012
bkd77 added this to window seat
October 27, 2012
astridagundega added this to astridagundega's ideas
October 23, 2012
bookshelves below built in seating
cjsb added this to cjsb's ideas
October 20, 2012
seat with storage for loft area
ctzrus2014 added this to cabin
October 12, 2012
could put window seats in loft for more guest sleeping space
jrmccomas added this to Living room
October 7, 2012
seat with cabinet below for shoes
amiebe added this to amiebe's ideas
October 2, 2012
mltennessen added this to mltennessen's Ideas
September 29, 2012
Seating storage nook bench
llseptx added this to laura's fav
September 28, 2012
Sitting loft with built in benches
mcmai added this to mcmai's ideas
September 6, 2012
built in benches w/ open shelves under
mnock added this to cabin/western
September 2, 2012
cwslade added this to MAMMOTH
August 24, 2012
vc1234 added this to Studio
August 24, 2012
Bench? Insted of chairs?
carlaclarke added this to carlaclarke's ideas
August 22, 2012
jmercier69 added this to jmercier69's ideas
August 16, 2012
richardlang1 added this to richardlang1's Ideas
August 12, 2012
Banquet seating
and123 added this to window seat
August 11, 2012
Open up the space under built-in seating to hold books, shoes — pretty much anything your heart desires.
ideasfornewhome added this to Interior Pictures
July 10, 2012
Window Seat With Storage
barnswallows added this to barnswallows's ideas
July 3, 2012
This space ilooks like the interior of a cupola. What a wonderful space!
hannone added this to attic reading room
June 28, 2012
under the bench shelving
nomadicliz added this to Someday Home
June 24, 2012
what a lovely little hideaway
kosjohnson added this to kosjohnson's Favorites
June 13, 2012
How do we want to use under-the-bench storage?
littlevera added this to littlevera's ideas
June 6, 2012
small reading room
vreae added this to mountain3
June 1, 2012
cozy nook areas
vreae added this to mountain2
May 27, 2012
cozy nook area, like to incorporate neat little areas, but of course in darker woods
aafuller added this to aafuller's ideas
May 25, 2012
open storage
hollister added this to new house
May 16, 2012
built in with open shaving
pepasteph added this to pepasteph's ideas
May 10, 2012
cool loft
teresamoniz added this to teresamoniz's Favorites
May 4, 2012
Adding cubbies underneath a bench is a good way to add storage.
mikelsons added this to mikelsons's ideas
April 1, 2012
open benches
hailz added this to hailz's ideas
March 18, 2012
jcotton added this to jcotton's ideas
February 23, 2012
crazylove added this to Storage/shelving
February 23, 2012
up stairs cubicle.
Jasmine Sagum, Screen Paint HD added this to Dream House: Backyard
February 15, 2012
Cool seating for a patio area.
kimklaren added this to kimklaren's ideas
February 11, 2012
half open for shoes. other part of the bench can have a lift lid for out of site stuff.
erindeward added this to ideas for remodel of living room dining room entryway
February 10, 2012
I like this window seat
Sterling Builders added this to Sneaky Space
February 8, 2012
Open up the space under built-in seating to hold books, shoes — pretty much anything your heart desires.
Madeleine Doherty added this to madeleine_doherty's ideas
January 24, 2012
hrobben added this to hrobben's ideas
January 23, 2012
lmtoakes added this to lmtoakes's Favorites
January 22, 2012
Love storage bench for entry
janice added this to gingerbread's ideas
January 22, 2012
i like the bookcase under the bench for those of us that do not read alot!!
sarapetersonart added this to sarapetersonart's ideas
January 20, 2012
window seat storage
woozzi added this to woozzi's cabin ideas
January 20, 2012
seating area for small space
Marisa Alan added this to marisa_alan's ideas
January 18, 2012
open shelves under window seat
k8cog added this to Loft Space - Reading Nook
January 9, 2012
wrap around bench seating/storage for upstairs landing
sigfridur added this to efri hædin
January 6, 2012
Snidug lausn
victorial added this to victorial's Favorites
December 29, 2011
Troy Farwell added this to troy_farwell's ideas
December 11, 2011
psteffan added this to psteffan's Favorites
December 5, 2011
Open storage
beckers added this to beckers's ideas
December 4, 2011
Window seating with storage. Would love to use somewhere
1shar added this to 1shar's ideas
December 4, 2011
window seat storage
nana22boys added this to outdoor spaces
November 18, 2011
storage under built-in seating
amywhitaker added this to storage & organization
November 10, 2011
LOVE the open space under the bench
shardie added this to Attic shelving and desk ideas
October 21, 2011
Another window seat design . . . open.
annoushka added this to annoushka's Favorites
October 5, 2011
Bra ide'
bohsandos added this to Attic Space
September 7, 2011
businessdeals added this to businessdeals's ideas
August 31, 2011
just interesting
aimeehedman added this to aimeehedman's Favorites
August 10, 2011
could this work for office?
lisageary added this to lisageary's ideas
July 26, 2011
storage under window seats
kchtt added this to Bosworth Hoedemaker
May 24, 2011
annagosselin added this to annagosselin's Favorites
May 23, 2011
Storage under window seat
jbane0030 added this to jbane0030's Favorites
May 16, 2011
Window seating with storage underneath
haggerty added this to haggerty's Favorites
May 15, 2011
Love window seats Love books
Nisha Singh added this to Miscellaneous
April 29, 2011
unique space for loft sleep and sit
annehouzz added this to annehouzz's ideas
April 16, 2011
Good window seat
heathermartha added this to heathermartha's ideas
April 15, 2011
built in seating with storage underneath
prague added this to prague's Favorites
March 18, 2011
open under seats
Linda added this to lindylou's ideas
March 13, 2011
open storage under bench
Linda added this to mudrooms and entry halls with storage
March 13, 2011
open storage under bench in hallway
cm02 added this to House
February 27, 2011
For top room
moderncottage added this to moderncottage's ideas
February 20, 2011
bookshelf window seat??
lisarek added this to lisarek's ideas
February 20, 2011
Great way to store some goods.
tstanton added this to attic
February 20, 2011
shelving - seating
Natalie and Vincent Chaves added this to natvince's ideas
February 20, 2011
nook with bookcases
Natalie and Vincent Chaves added this to Closet ideas
February 20, 2011
nook bookcases
ezgi added this to ezgi's Favorites
February 20, 2011
Yer kitaplığı
scfion added this to scfion's ideas
February 19, 2011
Open up the space under built-in seating to hold books, shoes — pretty much anything your heart desires.
jamieg added this to jamieg's ideas
February 7, 2011
great under a window seat too
ambermartin12 added this to Dining Room
January 28, 2011
Built in seating between the dining room and living room?
pinar added this to pinar's ideas
January 28, 2011
built in seating with storage
Jamie Winter added this to , cream subway tiles,
January 27, 2011
open the space under built-in seating to hold books, shoes or anything you want.
tjuana added this to tjuana's Favorites
January 26, 2011
Window seat idea -kitchen.
smitakumar added this to smitakumar's ideas
January 26, 2011
paulat55 added this to paulat55's ideas
January 26, 2011
open bench for storage
arteve2002 added this to office
January 26, 2011
built in seating + storage
ronaaasman added this to ronaaasman's Favorites
January 26, 2011
Built-in seat with storage
ajeskin added this to Features
January 26, 2011
space under built-in seating
anniebanannie added this to other inspirations
January 26, 2011
shelves + built-in seating
staubner added this to staubner's ideas
January 26, 2011
built in seating
charpiper added this to charpiper's ideas
January 26, 2011
redo shallow window seat
norahs added this to norahs's ideas
January 26, 2011
Open up the space under built-in seating to hold books, shoes —porch idea
Amy M. added this to amasciola's ideas
January 26, 2011
open storage under window seats
kjohnston16 added this to bathroom
January 25, 2011
bench seat and book space
estherplaster added this to estherplaster's ideas
January 25, 2011
hgiler added this to organization
January 25, 2011
i like the under the bench storage. could we eke out two rows of shoe shelves for ours?
hesterzhu added this to hesterzhu's Favorites
January 25, 2011
Get some space
tinavaldes added this to hidden spaces
January 24, 2011
open storage under built seating
Brittany Lee added this to Arkitekt-Sure
January 24, 2011
Reading nook
virgonberkeley added this to virgonberkeley's ideas
January 24, 2011
Do this under window seat in my room
sharivars added this to shari's family room ideas
January 24, 2011
built in seating with storage underneath
Crystal Zusmer added this to jewell518's ideas
January 24, 2011
built-in seating storage
janewick added this to misc favs
January 24, 2011
Good idea!
christinebean added this to christinebean's ideas
January 24, 2011
built in seatingstorage like the look of the wood
alliesunne added this to Bedroom
January 24, 2011
shelving under windowseat
sweetnell added this to living room
January 23, 2011
for window seats
aew0805 added this to aew0805's Favorites
January 23, 2011
Idea for vendu in kitchen with space for all cookery books
rrpollack added this to rrpollack's ideas
January 23, 2011
shelf under bench seating
schwartzm added this to schwartzm's ideas
January 23, 2011
build into closet for shoes
rlairdmc added this to rlairdmc's ideas
January 23, 2011
under seat storage
Catherine O'Connor added this to catherine1's ideas
January 23, 2011
Laundry room
albe314 added this to General Ideas
January 23, 2011
Built in storage
morogr added this to morogr's Favorites
January 23, 2011
Under banquet - open storage or closed with hinged top?
gsmith1688 added this to Other...
January 18, 2011
Could we open the conversation pit like this... pretty cool.
j9hensley added this to j9hensley's ideas
December 7, 2010
attic nook
Regina added this to home ideas
November 29, 2010
This would be perfect for the landing at the top of my stairs
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