Adding a Floating Bedroom

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Project by: Alexandra Barker of Barker Freeman Design Office

This loft duplex had a big double height space over the living room on the lower level. The owners were expecting their second child and wanted to add a room on the upper level next to their bedroom that could accommodate both children without sacrificing the loftlike feel of the double height space and the views between the floors. 

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We proposed to add a new room into the open space that would be elevated above the upper floor so that views between the floors would be preserved. In addition, we added a glass transom to the top of the room so that the new volume appears to float in the existing space.

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Thanks, Alexandra!

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(Images: via Barker Freeman Design Office)

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.