Sometimes a space feels more special when there's less of it, focusing its purpose and character to maximum effect for the occupant. So became the case for Diane DiPrima, who renovated the light well typical of her 1950s San Francisco row house into a bright, exceptionally private outdoor patio. Check out her "after" below the jump.
An interesting trick Diane employed was to orient the slatted deck diagonally, visually enlarging the space. She also mounted a ladder to the side of the light well to provide access to the roof and the view.
Via: Home by Sunset