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The Floor Turns Into Built-In Bench Seating In This Split Level Interior

The Floor Turns Into Built-In Bench Seating In This Split Level Interior

VFA Architecture + Design has designed the Lake Joseph Cottage in Ontario, Canada, featuring a walkway that also doubles as seating.

Running behind the kitchen is a hall that opens up to views of the dining area and living room, which are lined with white pine wood.

VFA Architecture + Design has designed the Lake Joseph Cottage in Ontario, Canada, that features a walkway that also doubles as bench seating. #DiningBench #BuiltInBench #DiningRoom #InteriorDesign

The end of the walkway was designed so that it becomes built-in seating for the dining table.

VFA Architecture + Design has designed the Lake Joseph Cottage in Ontario, Canada, that features a walkway that also doubles as bench seating. #DiningBench #BuiltInBench #DiningRoom #InteriorDesign
Photography by Cindy Blazevic and Scott Norsworthy | Architect: VFA Architecture + Design

A Built-In Bench And Desk Complete The Window In This Bedroom

A Built-In Bench And Desk Complete The Window In This Bedroom

When designing the interior of this house, Alexandra Buchanan Architecture made efficient use of the available space in the bedroom by including a built-in desk and bench window seat.

Mimicking the frame around the bed, a second wood frame lines the wall and ceiling around the window, creating a dedicated area for the custom designed desk and bench.

A modern bedroom with a built-in desk and window seat.

Looking out onto the street, the wood desk top is slightly higher than the bench, however it lines up with the bottom of the window frame to avoid blocking the view. On a hot day, the louver windows above the window seat can be opened to allow the breeze to flow through, making it a comfortable spot to relax.

A wood-lined built-in desk and bench are positioned next to a window.
Photography by Andy MacPherson Studio

A Built-In Dining Bench Saves Space Inside This Narrow House

A Built-In Dining Bench Saves Space Inside This Narrow House

Custom design solutions, like a built-in dining bench, are one way to make the most out of the available space in a narrow house.

When London Atelier designed the interior of this townhouse, they had to think about space carefully as the home was quite narrow. Their solution was to design a custom dining area that includes a built-in bench.

A built-in dining bench with upholstered cushions saves space in a narrow interior.

The built-in dining bench, which is set back into the wall, allows for the inclusion of a dining table and chairs, minimizing the impact on people walking from the stairs to the living room. Meanwhile, the curved dining table and upholstered bench cushions add a softer more casual element for the family of four that live in the home.

A custom built-in bench and curved dining table create a relaxed dining area.
Photography by London Atelier | Architect: London Atelier | Structural Engineer: Structured Environments | Main Contractor: Hennerton Construction

An Entryway With A Bench And Diagonal Shelves Provides A Glimpse Of The Kitchen When You Step Inside This House

An Entryway With A Bench And Diagonal Shelves Provides A Glimpse Of The Kitchen When You Step Inside This House

Davey McEathron Architecture designed a house in Austin, Texas, that includes a custom entryway bench with a bookshelf.

The wood-lined niche was created instead of using a solid wall, and as a result, it allows natural light to filter through to the kitchen.

A custom entryway bench that has see-through diagonal wood shelving above.

The diagonal shelves of different sizes provide an artistic detail to the home that’s apparent as soon as someone walks through the front door.

A custom entryway bench that has see-through diagonal wood shelving above.

The wood used in the design of the entryway also complements the wood flooring throughout the interior, as well as the wood cabinetry and floating shelves in the kitchen.

A open wood shelf provides a view of a modern kitchen.

If you’re interested in seeing more photos of this house, we’ve included them below.

A modern house with an angled upper floor.
A modern living room with a brick accent, fireplace, and custom wood cabinetry.
Modern stairs with wood treads and a graphic railing.
A small sitting area with a sofa at the top of the stairs.
A simple guest bedroom idea, with side tables positioned in front of tall windows.
A modern bathroom with a light blue vanity and cabinets, and a marble countertop.
A modern white bathroom with white tiles and a wood shower floor.
A white bathroom with a freestanding bathtub and shelving niche.
A small pool house with a bathroom has a outdoor kitchen attached.
A small pool house with a bathroom and sliding door.
Photography by Leonis Furmansky and Dave McEathron Architecture | Architect and Interior Design: Davey McEathron Architecture

A Built-In Bench Wraps Around The Large Corner Window Of A This Home

A Built-In Bench Wraps Around The Large Corner Window Of A This Home

Rocco Arquitetos has completed the ‘Itauba House’ in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that includes a wrap-around corner window bench as part of the overall design.

Rocco Arquitetos has completed the 'Itauba House' in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that includes a wrap-around corner window bench as part of the overall design.

The window bench makes its home next to large windows and has a height that matches the bottom of the glass, which can be seen from the exterior of the home.

This modern window bench makes its home next to large windows and has has a height that matches the bottom of the glass, which can been seen from the exterior of the home.

By positioning the window bench alongside the windows, there’s an unobstructed view of the path and plants outside.

By positioning this modern built-in window bench alongside the windows, there's an unobstructed view of the path and plants outside.

From the interior of the home, the window bench is located off to the side of the living room.

The bright blue upholstered cushions and pillows adds a bright and colorful accent to the room, while the window bench is long enough to accommodate multiple people.

The bright blue upholstered cushions and pillows add a bright and colorful accent to the room, while the bench is long enough to accommodate multiple people.

The bright blue upholstered cushions and pillows adds a bright and colorful accent to the room, while the window bench is long enough to accommodate multiple people.

Now that we’ve seen the built-in window bench, let’s take a tour around the rest of the house…

The home is made from concrete, and wood, and includes a mono-pitched roof, as well as plenty of windows.

The modern house has a partially shaded carport at the front of the home.

At the rear of the home is a swimming pool, a patio, and large yard.

This contemporary home has a sloped roof, large yard, and swimming pool.

A large covered outdoor space includes a kitchen, dining area, and room for a hammock, while an open roof area allows for a fire pit.

A large covered outdoor space includes an kitchen, dining area, and room for a hammock, while an open roof area allows for a fire pit.
A modern home with a dedicated outdoor area with a fire pit.

An element of strong visual impact in the interior is the exposed concrete cantilever beam that runs through the entire central volume of the house, which is where the open plan living room, kitchen, and dining room exist.

Sliding glass walls connect the interior of this modern home to the expansive outdoor spaces.

The mono-pitched roof allows for a ceiling height of almost 14 feet (4.5m) at the maximum point of the room where large glass panels were installed to help illuminate the interior of the house.

Sliding glass walls connect the interior of this home to the expansive outdoor spaces.

Sliding doors in the main room open completely and are used to create an indoor/outdoor living environment.

Sliding doors in the main room of this modern house open completely and are used to create an indoor/outdoor living environment.

In one of the bedrooms, there are custom-built bunk beds, allowing for multiple people to sleep in the room.

In this modern bedroom there's custom-built bunk beds, allowing for multiple people to sleep in the one room.

A staircase with a light turquoise blue frame and wood treads connects the two levels of the home.

A staircase with a light turquoise blue frame and wood treads connects the two levels of the home.

In the bathroom, there’s a built-in sunken bathtub with sliding windows that open to a small outdoor space and garden, which is kept private by the wood slat screens.

In this modern bathroom, there's a built-in sunken bathtub with sliding windows that open to a small outdoor space and garden, which is kept private by the wood slat screens.
A wood slat screen allows for privacy and lets natural air and light flow through.
Photography: Manuel Sá | Architect: Giancarlo Rocco – Rocco Arquitetos | Collaborators: Ana Lúcia Pasquali Rocco e Simone Ferreira | Buiding company: Construtora Ciampolini Rocco | Building Cordenation: Giancarlo Rocco | Structural Engeneer: Jairo Correa Junior | Landscaping: Ana Lúcia Pasquali Rocco