Master Bedroom in the Eaves

Master Bedroom in the Eaves

When we first moved into our 1790s home, I bumped my head many times on a sloping ceiling in the master bath.  I could not wait to change that situation. One of our first major additions/renovations included a full-height master bath.  We still have a sloped ceiling in the new bath, but it starts at about 7’-0” and goes up from there.

Ideally, the sloped ceiling starts high enough so that furniture easily fits against the walls of the room.  If you end up with low ‘knee walls’ you can fill in along the edges with bookcases, shelving, or storage space.  There are many great ways to utilize the space in the low spots.

Though I don’t like to bump my head, I do love to see the structure expressed in a room, whether by exposing beams on the first floor or by expressing the shape of the roof in the ceiling by insulating between the rafters. One of the most interesting characteristics of the resultant complex ceiling lines is the way reflected sunlight changes its appearance throughout the day

Master Bedroom in the Eaves

Master Bedroom in the Eaves

Living Room In the Eaves

Living Room In the Eaves

Laundry Room in the Eaves

Laundry Room in the Eaves

Pool Room in the Eaves

Pool Room in the Eaves

Guest Room in the Eaves

Guest Room in the Eaves

Closet in the Eaves

Closet in the Eaves

Master Bed in the Eaves

Master Bed in the Eaves

Bathroom in the Eaves

Bathroom in the Eaves

Entertainment Room in the Eaves

Entertainment Room in the Eaves

 

Guest Quarters in the Eaves

Guest Quarters in the Eaves

Bedroom in the Eaves

Bedroom in the Eaves

Photos by Rob Karosis  Curated Brochure by Crisp Architects: Portfolio

 

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About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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