cleveland park dc home


goodbye scary attic

the husband was afraid to go in the dark attic. the wife was tired of wasting so much space to store items they could never find. we knocked down the walls to make one large open space, with a half-wall protecting the stairway. thinking outside the box -- we used IKEA kitchen cabinets, providing double depth storage, custom built-in shelving and a custom floating desk in this attic home office. new insulation and a separate heating/air conditioning unit keep it comfortable during cold winters and hot summers. new skylights and track lighting with adjustable fixtures flood the entire space with light. our functional floor plan left room for a cozy reading nook and a small, charming guest / tv room with a twin sofa bed.