The ThicketContemporary Hall, Seattle
The library is a hallway is the connection to the living room and reading area and a simple filter from the entry.
Photo by: Joe Iano
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Inside the front entry foyer, a thick library wall divides the public areas from the private areas, also known as active and calm zones. The side facing the front door is an art wall; the side facing the bedrooms holds hundreds of books — which, Pirzio-Biroli points out creates depth. "When you have to look at the end of a skinny wall, it's bad architecture," she says."A hallway that only serves as a corridor is wasted space," she adds. "We make spaces that do at least three things at once. For instance, this hallway screens the more private bedroom and bathroom from the entry foyer; it serves as a library and as a hallway."