Many kids get free reign of the basement for sleepovers. If you happen to be the daughter of an architect, though, your hangout spots could end up looking a little different.
James Cutler of Cutler Anderson Architects built this 80-square-foot cabin as a dual purpose work studio and hangout space for his young daughter. The small room is set down a wooded path away from the main house, which is on an island outside of Seattle.
Cutler tore down an old tool shed and replaced it with a new building designed with simple touches. The space is constructed from wood with steel shingles. A large window peers out onto the water.
The room has a few clever details that make it truly multi-functional. Cutler designed the space to be convertible with two murphy-style bunk beds that fold up on traction struts and a desk that hides away. According to the studio, “When everything is folded against the walls, it becomes a poker room for dad’s friends.”
Sounds pretty sweet for both father and daughter.