Despite the expansive feel of a soaring ceiling, this artist’s loft had limited floor space. We added a mezzanine for sleeping, bathing and storage. Custom cabinetry slides on a track; the bookshelf hides a full bath behind it and the wardrobes can be wheeled aside to reveal another layer of clothing storage. The new stair has treads of custom cast glass, each etched with a Chinese character. A poem reads on the way up the stair, ”A wanderer leaves only to return home”.