Britten Grafft makes preparations for dinner at a huge island in the open concept, downtown apartment she designed. Tall windows overlooking Milwaukee St. and a giant skylight over the island, flood the space with daylight.
The open concept living space of Britten Grafft's downtown apartment has plenty of room for entertaining. The design uses the exposed brick of the structure sparingly as an accent that lends a striking urban feeling.
A huge skylight over a generous island pours light into the open concept apartment of Britten Grafft. Grafft's apartment is on the second floor of a Milwaukee St building and offers 1800 square feet of space.
Jeni Sauser used dark wood furniture to echo the dark trim around the three tall windows that overlook S. Main St. Despite the wood, high ceilings and the windows allow plenty of light which keeps the space feeling open and airy.
The rear entrance of Jeni Sauser's downtown apartment opens to a hallway constructed with angles to accommodate the bathroom, bedrooms, and storage area. The closet on the right hides the laundry as well as providing storage.
In the hallway that connects the rear entrance of Jeni Sauser's downtown Janesville apartment with the living area in the front, a pair of glass block windows bring in light from the space between buildings while ensuring privacy.
On the third floor, a canopy hangs over a dais that was used by the original occupants of the building at 25 W. Milwaukee St. The building, once an Odd Fellows/Rebekahs Lodge, is now occupied by The Glass Garden whose owners are converting the second floor into living space. The third floor will be used as storage.
Multiple glass panels set into the third floor once allowed light from skylights in the roof to penetrate down into the second floor of the building at 25 W. Milwaukee St. Pebbled glass transoms distributed that light inside to other rooms.
What was once a meeting space when the Rebekahs and Odd Fellows occupied the building at 25 W. Milwaukee St., will become a huge, open living room for Glass Garden owner Judy Shumway and her husband. The pair are in the process of renovating the second floor of the downtown building into their new home.