Part of the approval process for this small modern home included a required raised portion of the site dedicated to storm-water control and a sanitary system. To accommodate this requirement, a plinth was used raise the surface and was landscaped with a native grass.
Even the tiniest wet bar will be a boon for entertaining if you choose the right spot for it. “It makes sense to fit the bar near the traffic pattern of the party,” says Gretchen Brown, who created this diminutive 3 ½-foot-wide by 2-foot-deep drinks station using custom cabinetry painted in Benjamin Moore’s Snowfall White.
This small modern home was designed specifically to be well insulated and soundproof, but that doesn't mean that aesthetics had to take the back seat. Clad in beautiful cedar, this home becomes one with nature opening itself up to its surroundings.
Part of the approval process for this small modern home required that a portion of the site be raised to accommodate storm water and a sanitary system. Bates Masi + Architects used a plinth to create a raised surface and then landscaped the area with native grass.
In this clever use of a small space (3' x 3'), a closet has been converted into a home office and brightened with art and bright red shelving. The design makes use of the 10 foot high vertical space with built-ins that are the same color hue as the wall.
A tiny, decorative mirror brings a ray of light to this compact-but-open home office. Using a glass top on a desk or table creates more perceived visual open space, adding to the sense of scale in the room. Light floors and walls keep the room feeling bright and expansive.
Just because a home is Lilliputian doesn't mean it has to be devoid of character. There may not be much room for frills on the inside, but the outside can have all of the flourishes that highlight a more traditional home, such as a gable, dormers, turned posts and railings or a decorative roof.
Bold, inset stripes follow the lines of the ceiling in this fun and functional transitional home office. Walls painted in Sherwin Williams’ Ocean Side give a nod to the home’s coastal setting, as does the colorful artwork. In this cheerful corner, a small chest provides extra storage, and a slim lamp adds accent lighting and ambiance.