Opening Up Small Spaces

It’s one thing to have the freedom to do lavish, gorgeous designs in large residences or warehouse spaces. But, then again, assigning purpose and beauty to small spaces is one of the challenging and rewarding parts of design.
E/L Studio, a firm based in Brooklyn and Washington DC, recently completed this residential renovation in Arlington, VA. The 1970s-style modern house had limited space on the second and mezzanine levels due to the 45-degree pitch of the existing roof. The roof was partially removed and restructured to open the existing spaces, allowing the creation of a larger master suite, new bathroom, and dressing room.
The once-restricted area is now connected with a newly built staircase. The results are open, light-filled, and easily accessible space.

 Photos by Pepper Watkins.

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