For a suburban homeowner, a trip to the attic might be a must, dusty and uncommon occurrence to retrieve Christmas lights or plan a garage sale. But for one pair of architects, a dusty and dilapidated attic wasn’t just a storage space – it was a challenge. The two founders of Superpozycja Architekci did not see a run down space when they first encountered this attic: they saw a bright, modern home. It would take a lot of work to get there, but once you see the results we think you will agree that it was well worth the effort.
The attic itself is not enormous, but the vertical space meant there could be enough room for a comfortable home as long as things were arranged creatively. The architects used the vaulted, slanted ceilings to create a mezzanine which in turn created the effect of a two story home, with a bedrooms tucked upstairs and an open living area below.
The slanted ceiling of course gives an interesting effect, but it could be quite constricting. That’s why the team opted to turn as many spaces as possible into bright skylights, which let that dark attic feeling slip away quickly.
The white color of the space, blending easily with the light colored wood floors, make the home feel bigger but the contrasting natural wood supports give it a unique twist. Most of the furniture is kept quite simple, in both color and shape utilizing the same wood and white palette. A few of the pieces in the home are actually made from wood that was salvaged from the demolition of the original attic space.
The bathroom is also definitely notable. Once an attic laundry room, the team painted to exposed bricks and added some thoroughly modern fixtures for a totally different feel. A step inside this space and you would be hard pressed to determine that the home was once on the verge of total collapse.