Mark Dodge Design
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HOLLYWOOD HILLS HOME traditional-family-room


There are no hallways in this renovated 1924 home. Rather, rooms ‘ ‘The hallways become hallways when we’re walking through the house like this,’ says Ms. Jones as she moves past the window-wall from the living room to the master bedroom behind the fireplace, ‘but when you’re sitting in the living room, they disappear, so there’s a sense of enhanced space

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November 28, 2012
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torrence doors and windows
    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 6:25AM
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Put two of these picture lights on top of the paintings on the staircase will change things a lot....
    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 7:02PM
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July 19, 2013
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pls help me build for this - could you give me some plans regarding the two story dormitory in school. this plans includes floor plan, 4 elevations, 2 sections, site development plan, concept board and perspective view (birds eye view) it should be in scale 1:100 in floor plan, elevation and section and scale 1:200 for site development plan.. the lot plan is 30 meters width and 45 meters is the ;lenght , it is viewed as a standing rectangle shape. . its left side is the road. BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT: The sisters of mercy congregation has decided to put a dormitory near to the school to be managed by the congregation itself. seeing the demand and increase of students from other places made them decide to build a ladies dormitory affordable to cater the middle class society. since the site is located along the main highway, they wanted a design that will give serenity, privacy and security from the passing vehicles, a cozy and safe place conductive to learning. here is the space requirements *lobby *information counter with administration office (2 tables) *visitor/ reception area *study hall *prayer room *cafeteria(30 capacity) *kitchen *laundry *maids room (6 bed capacity) *1 bedroom with toilet and bath for land lady (1 bed capacity) *4 bedrooms (2 bed capacity) *4 bedrooms (4 bed capacity) *2 bedrooms (8 bed capacity) *common toilet and bath *parking -it is your choice whether this spaces shoUld be put to to first floors or second floors. the important is, all of the requirements should be in the building. . for clear analysis here is the design consideration 1. function and efficiency 2. character and form 3. aesthetic 4. solar,wind,noises and odor orientation 5. security and safety features DESIGN OBJECTIVES 1. to evolve new architectural concept. 2. to create a possible model building for sustainable design. 3. the design must comply p.d no. 1185 (fire code) and p.d no. 1096 (national building code) 4. to provide parking space and proper landscaping.

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The first bookcase on the lower level adjacent to the circular staircase is a hidden door that leads to the master suite, allowing the client to stay close to his books. "This room is all new," Mark says, "but the materials selected gave it an aged appearance," and the furniture doesn't compete with architecture.
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This two-story library is in the home of a Hollywood writer who takes his tomes very seriously. If you look closely, you'll notice a secret door to his bedroom on the bottom left corner! See more of this house
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Perhaps the most reminiscent of a game of Clue, this Hollywood writer's two-story library includes a secret passageway to the master bedroom behind a hinged bookshelf (look closely on the bottom left corner).
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This grand library has a secret: The shelves at the lower left of the image are actually a door to the home's master bedroom. What a clever way to outsmart the boogeyman!

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Interesting idea for a 2 story library wall. And hidden passageway.
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This one is great toooo gahhh!
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The loft and sitting area.
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Spiral stair case
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Good way to have a library look if you don't have a lot of space or just don't want anything to over the top!
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Upstairs library and spiral stair case
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notice the spiral stairs, they don't look like they are taking up much room.
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Spiral stairs :)
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Perhaps the most reminiscent of a game of Clue, this Hollywood writer's two-story library includes a secret passageway to the master bedroom behind a hinged bookshelf (look closely on the bottom left corner). put he wall of books above the living room with secret door to upstairs room
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Always wanted a hidden passage. sweet
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2 level library
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Library loft with wrought iron railing
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books make a room
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French door going out to patio??
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I've always wanted a library wall above with a reading corner and somewhere to hang my doll houses. This would be perfect!
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This grand library has a secret: The shelves at the lower left of the image are actually a door to the home's master bedroom. What a clever way to outsmart the boogeyman!
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Convert high-ceiling living room into a 2-story library
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Lara likes the aesthetic of this room but would want the landing to the second level to be wider (enough to fit a desk and other office stuff). Big windows and a spiral staircase are a must for her in this room.
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Bookcase doors lead to bedroom
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two-story design
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Bottom left hidden door leads to master bedroom
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How to use the metal box wall as library
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Holy books!
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This grand library has a secret: The shelves at the lower left of the image are actually a door to the home's master bedroom. What a clever way to outsmart the boogeyman!
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hidden door to master bedroom (bottom left), spiral stair to two story library
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The 2 story height. Stairway and bookshelves up top, saves space.
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2 story library
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2 story library
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spiral stair to library..
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Loft library
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Great room
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possible inside wall idea
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library in a great room
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Library loft
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library w/hidden door
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Levelled libraries
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Good use of space
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Two story library
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great idea-2story library. wonder where the secret door leads?
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Bookcase above the fireplace.
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Secret door bottom left
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the little loft; the secret twist bookcase; the fact that it could serve as both an office or a guest bedroom with a pullout couch.
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up down books
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multiple levels, study area, light
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cozy and multi purpose. Would be better if the TV were hidden in a armoire.
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This grand library has a secret: The shelves at the lower left of the image are actually a door to the home's master bedroom.
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Staircase and utilizing the 20 foot walls
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A hidden doorway on the left of the photo, behind the bookcase into another room. Remove the tv.
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library-interior balcony
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this library still functions as a cozy family room.
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Perfect for a 2 level Den or study.
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Spiral stair
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a rustic library
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One of my favorites of the iron ones...
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Nice idea for a library. I like the upper floor. The lower floor is to cluttered.
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Spiral bookcase
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Open up ceiling in our room and use attic space above AZ's room to make master closet and bathroom.
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Openness, warmth, books!
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Library book shelves, big leather chair.
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Library Wall as opposed to a designated room in the living room
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Two story library wall
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If I lived on my on I would do this on my living room. I had never thought about this before, and It's in fact, so beautiful.
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Library wall
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Two story family room, just add the loft.
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