Best Things About Living in an Attic Apartment

Best Things About Living in an Attic Apartment

Sarah Coffey
May 12, 2009

After seeing Sarah Rae's post on an attic abode from Loft Life, we thought we'd chime in with our own experience of top-floor living. We've been in our new, 4th-floor attic apartment for a couple of weeks now, and so far we love it. Apart from a couple of bumps on the head from our angled ceiling, we've found that living in a renovated attic offers a lot of perks...

• The skylights in our angled roof flood the entire space with daylight.
• We don't need curtains for our windows.
• Our balcony is small, but it has a top-floor view of the Sears Tower.
• The angled ceilings create architectural interest.
• Strategically placed under a skylight, our bed has views of the night sky.
• Ours is the only apartment unit that extends from the front to the back of the lot.
• Having a skylight in the bathroom is a small dream come true.
• We love the sound of rain on the roof.
• Whether hanging out on the balcony or inside, our dog loves sleeping in the sun.
• Our place feels like a small world of its own, floating above the rest of our building.

Photo: Loft Conversion from Architect Your Home

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