If each house were more isolated and the view was a waterfront or blue sky, that would be awesome.
I love the glass windows on all three sides that lets the sun shine in. There are many signs of sophistication to this part of the attic: floor pillow mats, painting stand, sculpture, etc.
The elevation of the part of the attic definitely makes a big difference. It makes the attic have a whole other dimension because of this part is slightly elevated.