Built-in storage spans an entire wall in the combined living, dining and kitchen area on the second floor. The design team led by Kibum Park, and including Mike House and James Ramsey, deepened the windowsill and created a custom radiator cover with integrated storage for records. Dark-stained walnut flooring and features on the storage help warm the otherwise white space.
Photography by Allan Zepeda
The storage area links the kitchen to the other living spaces.
The homeowner can access books and records from a floor-to-ceiling bookcase by pulling out a nearby ladder. When it’s not in use, she can slide the entire bookcase out of the way over the staircase on the left.
Without the big bookcase in the living room, the space feels more open. ‘She really wanted full-height storage to display collectables and thought it would be great to put it over the stairway, but we said, “Yeah, but how would you access it?’’’ says House. ‘So we devised this sliding bookcase that lives over the stairs 90% of the time.’
A foyer on the first floor leads to the master bedroom and bathroom. Raad turned leftover space below the stairs into coat and shoe storage with integrated LED strip lighting. Three nearby hooks transform the corner into a cloakroom of sorts.
The second bedroom on the second floor became an office for the work-from-home writer.
A Murphy bed folds down to accommodate guests.
Because space was tight, Raad developed three desk panels on hinges that fold out of the way when the bed’s out. When the panels lie flat, they give the homeowner more writing surface.
Raad deepened the windowsill in the master bedroom, too, and designed custom storage to cover the steam radiator.