Some of the most appealing interior spaces are those created under a roof that has been sensitively fitted with dormers. Nestled at treetop level, these spaces are formed by the sloped, sheltering surfaces of the primary roof and the walls of the dormers, which admit daylight.

Adding dormers to a roof to meet space requirements has the advantage of keeping the primary roofline lower than would be possible with an additional full story. This can reduce the apparent mass of the building and help ground the home to the landscape.

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