• It houses the unit's heating and cooling system
• It divides the dining room from the bedroom
• It provides banquette seating for the dining table
• It allowed for the opening up of a previously closed off space (the dining area was once an enclosed den)
• It contains a strip of concealed lighting above the banquette, providing an additional "glow" to the space
• It adds a huge amount of natural warmth and visual interest with the horizontally striped bamboo panels
All in all, a super successful solution!
Check out the full feature on the Sig Froelich designed project (which started out as a pied-a-terre and became the primary residence for the family) at: Chicago Home + Garden