Wide OpenBianca Lanza lives on the top floor of an 1827 Federal Style house, reportedly once the home of renowned artist Jackson Pollack. She made major architectural changes, but the sloping roof creates some design and storage challenges.
When she bought the building in 1973, it was a depressing and cramped placed. In a small space, hallways can waste valuable square footage. So she knocked down the walls of the four rooms to create one open space. She also knocked out the ceiling to expose the architecture of the beautiful A-frame roof and add four skylights. At the highest point of the peak, she created a sleeping loft for guests, some of whom stay for months at a time!