Its actually an enclosed portion of the porch, which at one time spanned the entire front of the house as is common with old Craftsmans. Someone years ago enclosed it. Our house is rife with examples of poor decisions made by previous owners, but this was one of the good ones. In a house that is just shy of 1000 sq feet, having an additional 35 matters.
When we moved in, we thought this was a perfect place for a small office. A place for my cool old Mission style desk and chair, a bookshelf that didn't have another home, and our dour putty-grey filing cabinet. But we never sat there, and the whole thing looked like a mish-mash of stuff.
So we deliberated for almost 2 years about what to do, and a reading nook is what we came up with! Storage, bookshelves, and a comfy-cozy window seat seemed just right. Below is the final product!
A crowded and unused office.
Bare bones construction...
The finished bare bones.
The finished product!