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2018 Award Winners



Specialty Project


Urban Loft Attic


Raleigh, N.C.

An unfinished attic was transformed into an urban loft oasis in this downtown home. The homeowner’s wish list included an open space suitable for relaxing and entertaining, a full bathroom and a bar area that was integrated into the space without being a focal point. The desire for a warm and inviting urban loft feel was achieved through rich colors, warm textures and elegant finishes as well as creative space planning solutions. The design included closing in a window, adding a new heating unit and cleverly disguiseing the duct work and mechanical elements of the space. The new bathroom allowed for a wall against which the bar was tucked away. Moving the duct work to the floor created a chase that provided a countertop space for entertaining or display, and the mechanical elements were lodged in a closet that adds to the loft feel. A sliding door with opaque glass disguises the bathroom while allowing light to filter in and out. Exposed beams, brick veneer, shiplap on the ceiling, warm neutral tones, leathered granite and gold lighting accents all work together to elevate this space to the category of show-stopper.

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