This library is designed to utilise the end of a hallway in an attic. At it's highest it is 3.6m tall so we made a bespoke ladder to access the higher shelves! when not in use this hangs on a bespoke bracket. There is a leather fluted seating area incorporated with led up lighting. One of the bookcases is actually a secret door—can you spot it?
The leather seating is hinged to access a storage area. the uplighting is controlled by a close motion sensor. A socket is also fitted for a reading light.
This picture shows the highest point of the shelving with the velux above. The lower moulding follows through to the hallway shelving. The matching higher moulding is the rail for the ladder.
This view is from the staircase and shows how the cabinets flow out from the wall to the main area.
This view shows more clearly the interface between the two area's. The pigeon holes blend the two heights together and conceal the supports for the rsj.
This picture shows the bespoke walnut ladder in position. It's design was critical to clear the seating whilst allowing easy reach of the shelves.