Malcolm Davis Architecture
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The Cook house at The Sea Ranch was designed to meet the needs an active family with two young children, who wanted to take full advantage of coastal living. As The Sea Ranch reaches full build-out, the major design challenge is to create a sense of shelter and privacy amid an expansive meadow and between neighboring houses. A T-shaped floor plan was positioned to take full advantage of unobstructed ocean views and create sheltered outdoor spaces . Windows were positioned to let in maximum natural light, capture ridge and ocean views , while minimizing the sight of nearby structures and roadways from the principle spaces. The interior finishes are simple and warm, echoing the surrounding natural beauty. Scuba diving, hiking, and beach play meant a significant amount of sand would accompany the family home from their outings, so the architect designed an outdoor shower and an adjacent mud room to help contain the outdoor elements. Durable finishes such as the concrete floors are up to the challenge. The home is a tranquil vessel that cleverly accommodates both active engagement and calm respite from a busy weekday schedule.

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February 19, 2013
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Loft ladder. A lofted space like this has tons of potential — extra room for the kids, a spare office area or just helpful storage. Whatever you end up using a loft for, make sure the access is safe and attractive. Tip: Loft ladders should have hand rails at the top for safety— the recommended length of the top rail is 24 inches. Check the building regulations in your area and confirm with your loft ladder manufacturer before ordering.

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so simple we could build the ladder ourselves
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ladder up
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December 1, 2014
Stair location/multi function
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November 23, 2014
Shape n size of mud room with loft for kids.
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November 17, 2014
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Option for storage above mudroom?
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Loft side
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Ladder attached to storage and wall
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Loft ladder.
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steep ladder
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Small loft space hidden away for kids?
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October 12, 2014
like this mudroom look
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October 12, 2014
Attic storage
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More refined use of materials
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this is what I don't like ... the "tunnel"
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September 28, 2014
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Love could be recessed into the wall or not, and behind each rung could be a display shelf, or not.
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September 9, 2014
I like the thin, flush mount ladder - much less obtrusive than some other styles I've looked at
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Good solution for attic space
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Benches/seats on both walls would be a good set up for a tiny house
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August 15, 2014
access to mezzanine via side entry hall?
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converted garage + loft
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fun ladder
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Stairs to attic room
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Easy to build?
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entrance way
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I like the door
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loft ladder
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D bedding idea is great in a small room
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June 14, 2014
Possible entry to loft
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June 14, 2014
Cool concept for a hunting cabin or a small vacation home.
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Could drill directly into bath door to use upper space. Door would have to be real wood, though. The. It could double as a rack
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space saving ladder
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simple wood ships ladder - very simple
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Very simple wall mounted ladder I'm sure we could build...
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like the ladder which could be multifunctional (could be transformed to a mini tracery wall or a shelf etc.)
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May 5, 2014
another example of lofted space. you don't have to be able to stand up in it.
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Good idea for a maid rm
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Gardners loft
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loft access through small room
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April 29, 2014
Could make cubbies into the openings of the ladder
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April 27, 2014
netter Aufstieg ins OG. Und die Sitzbänke haben eine schöne Form.
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Simple timber
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Kids bedroom?
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April 24, 2014
Ladder to loft area.
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April 23, 2014
Small room
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April 20, 2014
ladder built into wall - good idea for the crawlspace above my bed!
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April 17, 2014
love the floors and light wood
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April 16, 2014
Loft in entryway
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April 13, 2014
Escada vertical
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April 13, 2014
entry bench
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April 11, 2014
curious if something like this would be doable in and around the back door or laundry room for additional storage. In particular, the ladder to the storage space. Overall, this is a nice feel for a 'back door / mud room entryway'
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April 10, 2014
Loft bed for sleepovers near kitchen
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Stairs and bench
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Mini backup stair
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Ladder attached to wall
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April 6, 2014
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April 6, 2014
Children's loft
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April 5, 2014
Like the use of wood
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April 5, 2014
storage loft
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March 31, 2014
bedroom loft
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March 30, 2014
Entry area/mud room for cabin
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March 28, 2014
Ceiling and entrance
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March 26, 2014
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March 26, 2014
flush against the wall
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March 22, 2014
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March 16, 2014
Low footprint ladder
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March 15, 2014
access to attic.?
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March 15, 2014
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March 14, 2014
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March 11, 2014
by closet, this seat and ladder/loft
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March 9, 2014
terlikler :)
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March 9, 2014
If we can access loft space upstairs, it would be neat to have some kind of access to it. It would be nice additional play space for kids. Not a necessity, but cool if it worked in budget.
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March 9, 2014
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March 4, 2014
take one section of new space for hide away
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March 1, 2014
Loft ladder
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February 27, 2014
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February 27, 2014
Store room
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February 24, 2014
cutout into attic
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February 23, 2014
top floor open shelf
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February 22, 2014
Escaleras altillo
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February 16, 2014
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February 15, 2014
maybe for katies room?
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February 14, 2014
My room should have high ceilings and top floor be the bed and bottom be like hangout and desk and stuff
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February 12, 2014
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February 11, 2014
interior epoxy
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February 9, 2014
The loft space
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February 7, 2014
fun loft
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February 5, 2014
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February 5, 2014
wall, floor, seats
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February 5, 2014
Ladder to loft? May work with area above laundry
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February 4, 2014
loft ladder is flush against a wall. Could consider doing this with having loft above the laundry /fridge nook
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February 4, 2014
It is hidden
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February 3, 2014
Love this spot!
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February 2, 2014
I love the ladder!
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February 2, 2014
small bedroom
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February 1, 2014
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January 31, 2014
loft access in bunkroom
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January 31, 2014
storage in garage
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January 30, 2014
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January 30, 2014
Concrete floor
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January 27, 2014
Emma likes secret loft ALOT
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