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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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think back to that childhood tree house you had or the one that you longed for. A magical space that granted both privacy and freedom inside the woodsy plywood walls. What if we told you it's never too late for a clubhouse? That you're never too old for a little hobbit hidey-hole of your own? Naturally, as responsible, bill-paying adults, we might call them a "reading nook," a "Mom central," or some- thing that sounds a little bit more sophisticated. But make no mistake, that little part of you that secreted away a package of Double Stuf Oreos in a splinter-loaded wooden structure five feet up in an old oak is still alive and kicking. Join Wellesley's finest as they show you how to create attractive and functional spaces out of previously unused or under-utilized areas. Where can you carve out space? Wellesley and Weston's older homes in particular tend to have nooks and crannies aplenty. Landings, Harry Potter-esque cupboards under the stairs, and even bedrooms that in today's world are just too small to use as bedrooms. Karen Newman of Pentimento Interiors says that what these little creative spaces become is dictated by "the size of the space and the loca- 46 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 Creative Uses for Small Spaces D AW N D E L L A S A N TA - S WA N N writer top: Architect Jan Gleysteen reworked an existing closet to create a much-needed office/work space; bottom: Laura Meyer of Meyer & Meyer Architecture & Interiors created a cozy yet elegant powder room by taking advantage of the area tucked under the stairs; facing page: This sleek yet functional entry area by Michael Ferzoco of Eleven Interiors takes full advantage of the space with built-in millwork and cabinetry 046-053_WWMa14_Small Spaces_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 2/1/14 3:31 PM Page 46

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