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March 3, 2015
A double-height space can really open a house up, as seen in these examples from Dwell's archives.

The northern facade of this bayfront house in Chile, which faces the water, takes in the view via double-height windows in the main living room, plus terraces punched into the second floor.

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An intimate dining area occupies the double-height space in this weekend getaway in Connecticut.

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Originally appeared in Leave it to Beavers
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Australian living room

The open-plan, double-height kitchen-living-dining area in this renovated home in Sydney, Australia, makes the most of its 1,700 square feet.

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Originally appeared in An Airy Renovation in Sydney
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living room Brooklyn family home

This townhouse, built in a small infill lot in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, features a double-height living room.

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Originally appeared in A House Grows in Brooklyn
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The Lighthouse, in England, lives up to its name, filled with natural daylight from floor to double-height ceiling. Light wood, white walls, and plenty of glass help keep the place bright.

Originally appeared in London Cooling
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New Zealand home has double height ceiling with Moooi pendant lamps above the dining area

Pendant lamps by Moooi are suspended from the double-height ceiling in this garage-turned-home outside Auckland, New Zealand.

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Originally appeared in This Former Garage Is Clutter Free
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A few carefully chosen furnishings punctuate the light-filled living area that sits adjacent to the kitchen, like Buttercup Chairs by Blu Dot, a lightbox and screen print by artist John Vogt, and a kelly green vintage couch.

A loft-like double-height space is a defining feature of this dwelling in a renovated century-old building in Minneapolis.

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Originally appeared in Keep Your Eye on the Balto
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Just inside the entrance is a small work area and a highly efficient kitchen with a two-burner induction stove on a rolling cart that can be stored away when not in use. The concrete floors are radiant-heated. Photo courtesy <a href="http://www.linebox.ca

Just inside the entrance to this narrow infill house in Toronto is a double-height space that houses a small work area and a highly efficient kitchen.

Originally appeared in Toronto's Mini House
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The northern facade of this bayfront house in Chile, which faces the water, takes in the view via double-height windows in the main living room, plus terraces punched into the second floor.

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