Stair Addition and Attic Remodel

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An exterior stair addition and attic renovation that includes custom built-ins library shelving, closets, full bath, north facing skylights and art display cases. West hills, Portland, OR. 2002.
Size: 1,100 sf

An exterior staircase was added to the house, maximizing usable space in this attic remodel. In winter months, the staircase is a natural light source; in summer, its shelves, displaying the client’s glass collection, act as louvres to the hot sunlight. Operable windows wrapping the stair allows for ample amounts of natural light and ventilation. Display niches, cabinets, closets and a work desk are carved out of the existing attic space to create an office and sitting room/ guest bedroom. A full bath and walk in closet were also added. Operable skylights over the built in desk overlook downtown Portland and out to Mt Hood.

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