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  • PROJECT:  Single-family residential renovation in West Roxbury, MA
  • ARCHITECT: Kristen Giannattasio; Atelier et Alia
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR:  Scott Simendinger Construction
  • CNC FABRICATION:  Jaywalk Studio
  • PHOTOGRAPHER:  Carly Gillis Photography

In this attic transformation, the homeowners seized the opportunity to repurpose the previously unused walk-up space, crafting a luminous and inviting sanctuary separate from the activity of the main floors in their century-old home.


Through the attic renovation, we provided the family with an open, flexible space supporting different uses that could evolve over the years, and that still feels special and intentionally designed. Amid a home adorned with original wood molding and crafted features, the attic was envisioned to possess its own charm and appeal, albeit with a modern flair. 

The redesign intentionally kept the floor plan open and bright. An airy, natural palette optimally harnesses the natural daylight entering through the existing trio of windows, with the selected materials and detailing imbuing the space with its distinctive character. 

The maple wood floor is a continuation of the original flooring used throughout the house, and is reinterpreted in the custom milled maple veneer plywood guardrail the lines the attic stair. The plywood panels are thoughtfully perforated as one ascends into the attic landing, introducing a captivating interplay of dappled light in the stairwell. White painted ship lap is installed on the ceiling and complemented by an array of cardboard bubble lamps dispersed throughout the room, introducing captivating textural nuances that infuse warmth and personality into the space.

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