A double height space is a space that is two stories tall. We incorporate double height spaces in our homes a lot for several reasons.
It emphasizes a space that we have designed to be important or central to the design by making that space feel larger or more impressive. The entry foyer or a main communal space like the living or dining room are all appropriate spaces to emphasize.
It connects the two stories to each other visually. A natural spot for a double height space is at the stair, which also connects the two physically as well. Connection is a fundamental design principle that we consider in our process.
Double height spaces create an opportunity to bring natural deeper into your home. By adding windows up high or skylights above, double height spaces can pull light into the interior of the house where a single height space cannot.