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.
It is my mission in life to buy a beach house someday. Preferably on the beach so I better lock this career thing up and skyrocket one-way to the moon. I love the ceiling and the stained beams. And floor to ceiling windows for the view.