The View From Up Here — Custom Loft

Another project from back in 2005/2006.

This loft was a great project with a lot of interesting challenges. This townhouse had a 2 story vaulted ceiling above the living room, dining room and kitchen and was designed in such a way that a loft would fit nicely above the dining room dividing wall.  By installing the loft with a lot of natural cherry trim it really warmed up the space, gave the dining room a much better sense of scale and sophistication and added ~150 square feet to a modest size townhouse.

The Before:

Loft Before

Loft Before

The After:

Railings, hand rails and ladder completed and installed. Matching cabinet is for storage of the ladder when not in use.

Railings, hand rails and ladder completed and installed. Matching cabinet is for storage of the ladder when not in use.

Highlights:

  • I designed and built this project from end to end
  • Solid cherry railings with hand and floating toe rail
  • Solid cherry custom access ladder
  • Can lights including detailed alcove for displaying art or similar highlights
  • Antiqued Maple flooring
  • Storage compartment to store ladder out of the way when not in use
  • Stainless steel hardware, grab bars, and matching cherry ladder storage compartment to match with existing kitche

Challenges:

  • Blending knock texture between new and old work
  • Building a 9′ custom ladder
  • Working in a tight space and protecting the rest of the townhouse

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