master bedroom allows for window seat
Photo: Dominique Vorillon
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Master Bedroom

Upstairs, the architect maximized interior spaces by cantilevering the second floor over the courtyard. “We extended it a foot and a half as a way of sneaking in some extra square footage,” she says. Enhancing the size of the master bedroom even more—and creating an interesting architectural feature on the bay-facing corner of the house—Tink-Fox added a pulpitlike window-seat projection. Because the small, windowed bumpout is located diagonally opposite the door to the bedroom, it makes the room seem bigger. “When you can put windows in a corner opposite the entry, your eye is drawn right through to the outdoors, so you perceive a bigger room,” she says.
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