This upper half story of a bungalow was transformed from a dark attic space into a bright master suite with an all new bathroom, library, walk in closet and gas stove. The intent was to remain as open as possible allowing natural light to flood the space from all directions.
Instead of full walls, the furniture, half-walls and plumbing provide the ordering of the functions. A linear axis unifies the sinks, bed, skylight and gas stove. This axis is offset but parallel to the spatial axis of the room at the windows, roof peak, lights and ceiling fan, allowing the movement in the space to occur at the tallest area in the room.
White sheet rocked walls and ceiling provide a clean contrast to the birch plywood floors that occasionally rise up, forming the headboard, built in bench and closet dividers.
In a half-story that is somewhat small, natural light and spatial divisions that hint at separation, but never fully enclose, allow the space to feel larger as the eye is allowed to flow through all the areas of the room.