We love everything about this window-filled corner, not to mention the view. The picture window maximizes the view, while the double-hungs give ventilation. We also love the low built-in book cases that have function as window seats.
Love the idea of a hallway library - in a small house you need all the space you can get, and it is not always feasible to dedicate an entire room to books. Also, with the entire wall lined with built-in bookcases it makes hidden doors more hidden.
Clever design solutions to STORAGE - BOOKCASES & SHELVING (I have always loved BOXES! (in this age of e-readers and e-books - still love hard-copy books)… Bookcases in a hallway/pass-thru. That's right exploit every single space possible.