Think “room under the stairs for the children,” and the wrong connotations come up (Harry Potter being one of the first to come to mind). You can quite happily give kids a place for sitting and playing that feels like a retreat from the grown-up world. The beauty of this space, of course, is that you could quite happily sit here with a book and a cup of coffee, and hide from the children instead.
There’s just enough room in this playful house to slip in a piano, the instrument that has a habit of creating equally awkward spaces in houses. Here, this solution ensures that the piano is right in the living room — crucial to promoting regular practice.