Attic Retreat


Project: Single-Family residential renovation
CNC Plywood Fabrication: Jaywalk Studio
: Carly Gillis

This project carves out space within the existing house for an adult “retreat”; a space the homeowners could call their own. The design capitalizes on the underutilized walk-up attic space and provides a simple upgrade of finishes incorporating a new hardwood floor and white painted shiplap to create a calming palette. The enclosure surrounding the stair up to the attic celebrates the moment of transition from the home to the retreat, with the maple panels completely enveloping you as you ascend and than gradually perforating to literally lighten the material and bring light into the stairway as one arrives.