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.
This is a perfect combo of my two favorite ideas for that space under the stairs leading to the basement. A reading nook AND book storage and shelves . assuming that there is enough space for this there.
At the end of this living room, a full-height library wall includes balcony access. The book-lined wall, wood ceiling, and wide-plank floor give the room visual warmth. Such a great idea for high ceiling homes to make use of that wasted space