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6 Airy Attic Renovations

By Dwell @dwell
With a little ingenuity, attics under the eaves can be transformed into bright, light living spaces. Slideshow Architect David Hotson and interior designer Ghislaine Viñas designed the alcove attic bedroom in this four-story penthouse in New York City

This four-level penthouse apartment in New York has some quieter moments (to contrast with the multistory reflective side snaking throughout). Designed by architect David Hotson_Architect with interiors by Ghislaine Viñas, this top-floor bedroom is a minty moment of repose. Set into the dormer at the opposite side of the bedroom, the alcove bed occupies a wedge of space extending up to the attic-level oculus window. Photo: David Hotson.

While attics are especially cozy in winter, a bright and airy renovation is more than possible, as these five homes illustrate. And why shouldn't they be filled with light? Attics are on the top floor, so capitalize on their proximity to daylight and accent with white paint, built-ins to manage clutter, clean paneling, and dormer windows to help the effect.

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