Attic renovation white shiplap plywood ceiling


With this attic renovation, the homeowners capitalized on the underutilized walk-up space to create a bright and airy retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the main floors of their 100 year old house.

Attic renovation before photo
Attic renovation shiplap plywood and maple wood floor


Through the attic renovation of this West Roxbury home, we provided the family with an open, flexible space supporting different uses that could evolve over the years, and that still feels special and intentionally designed. On the upper floor of a house filled with original wood molding and details, the homeowners looked to the attic fit-out to have character and charm, but with a decidedly more modern aesthetic.

Attic renovation concept stair drawing
Attic renovation concept stair drawing


The renovation deliberately kept the floor plan open and bright. A light, natural palette makes the most of the available daylight from three existing windows, and the material details give the space its character.

The maple wood floor is a continuation of the original flooring used throughout the house, and is reinterpreted with the custom milled maple veneer plywood guardrail at the attic stair. The plywood panels line the stairwell and are perforated as you ascend into the attic space, bringing a lovely dappled light into the stairwell. The white painted shiplap at the ceiling and array of cardboard bubble lamps throughout the room create further textural details to add warmth and personality to the space.



PROJECT:  Single-family residential renovation in West Roxbury, Boston
CNC Plywood Fabrication:  Jaywalk Studio
PHOTOGRAPHER:  Carly Gillis Photography

Attic renovation custom stair guardrail

Atelier et Alia
321 Walnut St #475
Newton, MA  02460


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