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September 2, 2015
Modern skylights bring each of these sun-filled homes to new heights.
San Francisco residence with natural light and hidden fixtures

Because the residents of this San Francisco renovation wanted lighting “to fade away,” the home makes the most of natural light and minimizes fixtures. Each room has two sources of daylight, usually in the form of floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights. The result: a beautiful geometric composition come to life.

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Originally appeared in A Meticulous Renovation Turns a Run-Down House Into a Storage-Smart Gem
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Modern white cabinets under the stairs with skylight above

A clever renovation helped this London apartment feel larger than its 576 square feet. The addition of a lofted bedroom features a retractable skylight, allowing its resident to gaze at the stars.

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Originally appeared in This Is How You Can Live Large in a Small Space
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casa delpin living room

Skylights form the focal point of architectural interest in the living room of this San Juan home, where architect Nataniel Fúster creating rounded openings encased in thick, concrete cylinders.

Originally appeared in 8 Sophisticated Rooms Around the World
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“We wanted a big kitchen to live in, not a small technical place to cook,” says Guido Chiavelli, who returns from work every day to have lunch with his wife and son at his home—a renovated farmhouse in Northern Italy. At the far end, a series of skylights forms what almost feels like an entirely glass ceiling. “Cooking while it’s raining is fascinating,” he says.

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Originally appeared in 7 Winter-White Kitchens and Bathrooms
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Sparse Dining Room in Phoenix Industrial Bungalow

When Joel Contreras of Phoenix renovated his 1927 bungalow in the Coronado Historic District, he added a series of skylights, including this one, in a living area that leads out to the backyard.

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Originally appeared in Amazing House is Half Historic and Half Modern
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Eddy Uritani (or Uncle Eddy, as he’s known to Zane) did all the tile work in the kitchen and bathroom. The tiles come from a Canadian company called Interstyle.

In this Hawaiian abode, a rounded structure houses an intimately private bathtub, with a rounded skylight above.

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Originally appeared in Go With the Flow
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In the living room, a double-height window and a skylight work together to frame a view of the Victorian Gothic church just across the street.

In the living room of this residence in Portland, Oregon, a double-height window and a skylight work together to frame a view of the Victorian Gothic church just across the street.

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narrow house in tokyo

It’s not easy to transform a 15-foot-wide building site—wedged between houses in every direction—into a home that feels more spacious than its location allows. To achieve a level of comfort on this tiny plot between two virtually identical prefab houses in Tokyo, the architects brought in a sense of the outdoors with an enclosed courtyard that's finished with a grey brick floor, a live Evergreen Ash tree, and a series of skylights to bring the outdoors in.

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Originally appeared in Great Indoors
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San Francisco residence with natural light and hidden fixtures

Because the residents of this San Francisco renovation wanted lighting “to fade away,” the home makes the most of natural light and minimizes fixtures. Each room has two sources of daylight, usually in the form of floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights. The result: a beautiful geometric composition come to life.

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