Bosworth Hoedemaker
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Montlake craftsman-living-room
 

Montlake

This remodel of an architect’s Seattle bungalow goes beyond simple renovation. It starts with the idea that, once completed, the house should look as if had been built that way originally. At the same time, it recognizes that the way a house was built in 1926 is not for the way we live today. Architectural pop-outs serve as window seats or garden windows. The living room and dinning room have been opened up to create a larger, more flexible space for living and entertaining. The ceiling in the central vestibule was lifted up through the roof and topped with a skylight that provides daylight to the middle of the house. The broken-down garage in the back was transformed into a light-filled office space that the owner-architect refers to as the “studiolo.” Bosworth raised the roof of the stuidiolo by three feet, making the volume more generous, ensuring that light from the north would not be blocked by the neighboring house and trees, and improving the relationship between the studiolo and the house and courtyard.
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Could you tell me where the rug on the floor came from? Thanks!
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Table in front of bookshelves for reading and homework or work. Like.
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shutterbug wrote:
what is the ceiling height please? - Ceiling height? Trying to create similar bookshelves over door, don't know if I have room....Thank you
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Lights on shelf? - Are those lights clipped on the shelves? Where to get them?
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What is the paint color in back of bookcases?
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Here the built-ins maximize every inch, including over the doors and windows.
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Much detail here, but the room is segmented to keep a pleasant order.
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This photo is a favorite on houzz, and for good reason. The space is simultaneously filled and open. A setting like this allows for easy flow between two rooms--great for going between work and the more domestic needs.
3. Books everywhere. I am biased - I've got a lot of books and I think they make a room (and the person who lives in it) look interesting. The Spades have a cabinet filled with books - I also like these built-in bookshelves...
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Break up built-ins that are mostly books with an object here or there. For example, he bowl on the top right shelf here lightens things up a bit.
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Rows and rows of books are right at home in this multi-functional room.
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I saved my favorite large space for last. Actually, it isn't that large, but it's a beautiful example of how to divide a space up for different needs. There's a seating area with a sofa on one side of the room...most likely facing a lovely fireplace. There's a spot just right for a game of cards or for working on that 1000-piece puzzle of the Eiffle Tower Aunt Gertrude gave you last Christmas. And, when you're cross-eyed from puzzling, just grab a classic off the shelves and head for that leather wingback tucked into the sunny reading area. Hope that large space in your home is looking a little less intimidating now, and that you've been inspired by all the beautiful homes you've visited today. I had fun "trying out houses" with you! Now, where did I leave my Hot Wheels car?
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8. Create a cozy spot in your home for reading and indoor activities. If you have the space, set up a table for board games, card playing or puzzle time.
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Even the addition of a small table in a free space, say, in front of the bookshelves, allows for a space for games, coffee and chats, or even setting up laptops.
Built-in bookshelves are always a hit, and the more versatile the space (here, with several seating areas and a spot for dining), the more people it attracts.
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This room would be the perfect space to while away winter. There's a card table for board games and puzzles, a comfy chair for reading and a nice sofa to stretch out on movie night. What a great multipurpose room designed for real indoor living!
Old-School Prep: There's no such thing as clutter. Or "musty."
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Bookshelves: If you have a larger space, break up the room into two spaces: one area for bookshelves, a game table and a reading nook, and the other for the den.
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3. Walls of BooksWith the exception of my family, I love books more than anything in the world, and a wall of books makes me feel instantly at home and filled with pleasant anticipation. Plus, provided it doesn't get too crazily overstuffed, a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf always looks great (and overstuffed can be a look too).

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