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:

baanthony
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.

baanthony
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
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?

dhollyk
Diane Klettke added this to Bedroom IdeasJun 21, 2019

full sized mattress on window seat

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

Mattress sized window seat, yeah!

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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).

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Brian Clements added this to CabinetsFeb 4, 2019

Amy's Study - Bed area with drawers below.

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