A top floor bedroom often means attic space, especially in older houses. This mint bedroom atop a New York penthouse tucks a bed into a tight nook. Photo by David Hotson Courtesy of David Hotson. This originally appeared in 6 Airy Attic Renovations.
Tiny elevator could make this work for a senior. Finish out one garage bay for storage and insulate the door, but leave it in case a second car is purchased. Barn home for a sloped lot. (Double door garage in basement area)