7 Awesome Skylights

7 Awesome Skylights

Few design features can change the dynamics of a room as much as a well-placed skylight. Here are a few of our favorites.

clerestory window in modern cottage in connecticut

By raising a portion of the ceiling, the New Haven architects who renovated this Connecticut home were able to create a lofted bedroom with plenty of headroom and a shimmering ribbon of daylight. Photo by Mark Mahaney

London kitchen with a concrete countertop

The remodeled kitchen in this London apartment features an overhead skylight that connects with a side window.

Austrian Latticework Home loft and skylight

The skylight in the upstairs loft of a country home in the Austrian hillside provides sunlight during the day and a view of the stars at night. Photo by Adolf Bereuter

Modern concrete living room with skylights

Protruding at different angles, the skylights in this midcentury home in San Juan send morning and afternoon light into the spacious living room and across the surface of an adjoining lap pool. “It’s like living with a light show,” says owner Carlos Delphin. Photo by Raimund Koch

After a full year of negotiating with their building’s co-op board, the owners of this top-floor Tribeca loft finally got the dramatic skylight they wanted. Photo by João Canziani

The master bathroom is softly lit by a skylight. The bath, by Laufen, is sunk into the floor to maintain a feeling of space.

The master bedroom of this Amsterdam apartment features a unique skylight that spills soft light around the edges of the room rather than coming from the middle of the ceiling. Photo by Hertha Hurnaus

El Topo exterior observatory.

Chele Isaac and John Neis can take in panoramic views of the surrounding prairie from the glass observatory that crowns their rural Wisconsin abode. Photo by Christopher Testani
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