Murphy Bed - via www.smartspaces.com If I flip the apartment floor plan and use the larger side for living space and make it a one bedroom then this Murphy bed could be on one wall in the living room without the need for a second bedroom.
So much room for activities. but little, individual reading/working nooks (for a tea house or library.) -- or just a space to crash/decompress/work in a different position. And the scene from step brothers makes it even better!
Feeling guilty for "taking" a bedroom for my office! This is amazing. i can see using this idea for the Hatteras House! The adage that "necessity is the mother of invention" clearly holds true in the invention of the Murphy Bed.