Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Library Loft: adventures in design efficiency

AT Europe: Paris Close-Up - The Library Loft Véronique has exceptionally high ceilings in her house in the 15th arrondissement. So she and her husband decided to take advantage and go vertical, building a suspended library high in the sky above their spacious living room. Now what would have been dead space is a book loft, accessible by ladder, high up enough so that it doesn't loom. If you have the ceilings, it's a smart solution for housing a substantial collection of books without visual clutter on the ground. For the full house tour, go to the link. Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at


Marc said...

Brilliant idea. Makes me wonder what they're using the space below for. Why not more books?

Eve Wickman said...

I agree, it seems like there should be books below as well and a space for a floor to ceiling sliding lader...perhaps the rest of the apartment is clutered or they wish to keep the lower portion of the space sparce?

Emily said...

I dare say that the 'upstairs' is private property?