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March 10, 2015
To build extraordinary lofted bedrooms, these homeowners and their designers creatively went where none have gone before.
OSB interior brooklyn loft

Believe it or not, hidden within the large oriented strand board (OSB) structure built in the center of this loft's living room are the master bedroom, baby's room, and a bathroom.

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To create a functional, comfortable space in their Brooklyn home, the owners granted the Openshop|Studio designers the freedom to think outside of the confines of their rectangular box-of-an-apartment. In doing so, Adam Hayes and Mark Kroeckel created a structure that spoke to the couple’s growing family needs, as well as their green consciousness and budget.

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hollywood cabin loft bedroom

Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser and designer Funn Roberts worked within the boundaries of this 580-square-foot home in Hollywood to create a functional loft. During the day, the master bed hangs overhead, hoisted up by a pulley system that’s counterbalanced by 300 pounds of steel.

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hollywood cabin loft dining room

Another nice space-saving design in Kartheiser’s Hollywood home is recognizable when the bed is lifted high above the room: a large slab of redwood that serves as the bed's headboard is fastened to the wall with hinges and folds down to double as a desk.

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hand-operated furniture

The owners of this San Francisco loft display their love of art and travel with two vibrant-colored shipping containers installed in the middle of their living space. Jeff Wardell and Claudia Sagan turned one of the containers into a guest bedroom and bathroom; the other is an office with a loft-style bed. A privacy glass, made of liquid crystal by PolyTronix, replaced one of the container's walls, allowing the family to showcase or conceal its interior.

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Hand-cranked aluminum bed

Jeff Wardell’s fond memories of sleeping in trains while traveling through Europe in his 20s inspired the custom-built Murphy bed, designed by Pat Carson.

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Modern living room with sliding plywood door and Mezzo sofa

Aside from the living room sofa, designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted every piece of furniture in their Warsaw loft, including this custom Murphy bed. They also installed sliding, floor-to-ceiling plywood doors that can be rolled out for privacy in the evening.

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Lowering the custom encased Murphy bed

"This is a small apartment," says Novak-Zemplinski, "We wanted to keep as much open space as possible."

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Modern sleeping loft with drawers and platform bed

Working within the boundaries of a 495-square-foot attic, creative planning is a necessity. Swedish TV design star Jimmy Schönning built drawers beneath the narrow platform bed of his Stockholm sleeping loft, and added inset lighting on the back wall to showcase an enlarged photograph of Rio de Janeiro and a shelf next to the bed, just above the stairwell. Opposite the bed are two built-in closets with shelving.

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OSB interior brooklyn loft

Believe it or not, hidden within the large oriented strand board (OSB) structure built in the center of this loft's living room are the master bedroom, baby's room, and a bathroom.

Photo by Jesse Chehak.

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