nookTraditional Staircase, Seattle

The reading nook under the stairs was designed around a full size mattress. This also provides a decent napping spot and even overflow guest quarters. The pull out drawers below are full of games and books. The window was even a stock size!

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captmgn wrote:Dec 7, 2015
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    Sayler | Owens | Kerr design studio

    Thanks for the great question....YES, this mattress was custom made for the exact height and fit for this space. @ Eric Owens

  • Relebohile Mokheseng

    I love the red color and the positioning gives it a bit of privacy as well.

kc1313 wrote:Feb 17, 2014
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    Sayler | Owens | Kerr design studio
    The platform is 42" deep and 7' long.....the window was specified as a 5'X5' quarter round. The height tapers from 7' down to 2'.
  • Silvio Martins

    Elegant, useful, clean. I would just add some curtains to provide for privacy from the outside. Congratulations for the project!.

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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bryan Anthony added this to Photo Flip: 85 Window Seats for Whiling Away the DayFeb 5, 2016

11. Architect Jon R. Sayler says that this window seat under the stairs was designed around a full size mattress. It provides a great napping spot or an overflow guest bed.

Bryan Anthony added this to 8 Clever Ideas for the Space Under the StairsAug 19, 2015

This reading nook, by architect Jon R. Sayler for a home in Seattle, was designed around a full-size mattress. It’s a comfortable napping spot and overflow guest quarters.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

jmplaisier added this to 702 Garage AdditionJul 8, 2019

Not under stairs, but third story lighthouse area? Like using a mattress as the templ ate for size...maybe a couple of twins?

Diane Klettke added this to Bedroom IdeasJun 21, 2019

full sized mattress on window seat

mynameisalreadytaken added this to MiscellaneousJun 2, 2019

This nook was designed with a full size bed as mattress base. Can turn into a bed when needed

Ann Lavan added this to HoustonMay 10, 2019

If I cannot get a bathroom under the stairs this would also be an option w/o a window

Linnea Levine added this to linnealevine's IdeasApr 30, 2019

Mattress sized window seat, yeah!

HU-152795467 added this to webuser_152795467's ideasMar 29, 2019

The window shape, especially where it would be but right facing, and the seat (we would make it a seat).

Brian Clements added this to CabinetsFeb 4, 2019

Amy's Study - Bed area with drawers below.

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