We designed this compact pied-à-terre for a mother and her young children to function in two distinct modes: as a family home when all are present, and as a lofty studio when only the adult is home. This dual nature is achieved by building a Monolith.
The Monolith is very large for a home of this size. It has a presence in every room.
It’s clearly identified by the solid wood detailing, which ensures that areas of high use will look good for a long time to come.
In terms of functionality, the Monolith is just a humble closet.
Architecturally, it organizes the floor plan and gives both bedrooms their own unique entrance.
New floor plan with Monolith highlighted in gray
Photos by Mark Wickens