With the continued trend of open floor plans and wide-open spaces, cozy nooks are something of a luxury.
Architect Lewin Wertheimer first became enamored with alcoves growing up in Spain. “What I loved most about those Spanish farmhouses was their informality,” he recalls. “All those intimate spaces in a home where a nook could become a bedroom, where people carved out rooms in unusual and creative ways.” Today the Venice-based architect often includes secluded rooms in his projects, and is able to turn the smallest of spaces into inviting retreats for napping and reading with the children before bedtime, or escaping for a few moments of quiet reflection. wertheimer-architect.com.
Written by Heather John Fogarty.