One priority for the Harmony House design was maximum height downstairs since the loft will only be used for sleeping. We stayed under 13.5 feet which accommodated the Department Of Transportation height requirements and allowed the loft to become a comfortable sleeping space with extra storage and plenty of light from the transom window.
Early in the construction process Jamie did a mock-up of the interior with temporary walls. The mock-up helped Dawn visualize the space and enabled us to confirm the arrangement of the sleeping loft.
The Sleeping Loft
Jamie created two raised areas under the loft on either side of the centre kitchen island so as one enters the space the raised ceiling allows even the tallest to feel comfortable under the loft. The other raised area is on the kitchen side of the counter. The dropped area over the counter will house the direct lighting and exhaust fan.
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