Christine's Sausalito Skylights
What I Love About My Home
I love skylights and feeling perched. As the top floor of a historic Sausalito home built in 1893, this unit really does feel like a cozy tree house that is also surprisingly accommodating for guests. The entire length of the main living / sleeping space features continuous horizontal wood paneling along the walls and ceiling that looks great painted fresh white, and offers the illusion of having more square footage than actually exists. One of the (2) 4'x5' alcoves has a recently added built-in desk that works perfectly. I also value the apartment's east / west orientation. The studio front faces east, where I elected to place my bed overlooking the San Francisco Bay for wonderfully bright mornings. Large kitchen windows in the back face westerly peering over a lovely brick terrace and meticulously landscaped, sun-filled yard.
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
This is essentially a studio with a separate kitchen and bath. The main living/sleeping area is divided by a single step. While this creates a natural studio partition, I find its placement rather awkward in addition to the challenge of 4' walls, until the ceiling eaves on both sides, and a max center height of only 6'. I'm pleased with the result, but I had to be brutally judicious, regarding the limited wall space and low ceiling threshold, in determining which of my furniture / artwork could work together given such close proximity in a dually functioning space. The kitchen was tight until I elected to remove a very narrow built-in breakfast bar that didn't seem as versatile to me as a marble top table & pair of classic wooden chairs.
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