As I mentioned before in the Casa Antigüeña series, building codes in La Antigua Guatemala prohibit new construction of two-story houses (wink, wink). They say nothing of really high ceilings in single story homes. Then, it’s only a matter of time before an attic is made and no sooner it becomes a second floor loft that can be used for a guest room or studio.
So this room can be called an attic (ático), loft (desván or tapanco) or simply the second floor.
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