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THE TINY APARTMENT – 298 SF (yes. 298)
How small of a space could you live in? How about 298 SF.? That’s right, I said 298. Well, it turns out that it’s not too bad. Here’s a small apartment I’m working on in Durham, NC. This will be built under the deck of an existing home near downtown. And, I have to say, this is the most fun I’ve had working on a design in quite a while. When you don’t have a lot of space to work with, you need to get creative to make the most of it. Which is really what good design is all about.
So what do you think? Too small?
I think I could be quite comfortable here, assuming my kids don’t decide to move in too.
THE USONIAN HOUSE
This is house based on the Usonian homes that Frank Lloyd Wright designed in the 1930s. The Usonian homes were intended to be homes within reach for average Americans, not just the wealthy. That’s not a bad goal to have. Far too often architecture is considered the realm of the elite. But, great design can improve everyone’s life. So, why should it be limited to a select few?
Usonian is a term usually referring to a group of approximately sixty middle-income family homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright beginning in 1936 with the Jacobs House. The “Usonian Homes” were typically small, single-story dwellings without a garage or much storage, L-shaped to fit around a garden terrace on odd (and cheap) lots, with native materials, flat roofs and large cantilevered overhangs for passive solar heating and natural cooling, natural lighting with clerestory windows, and radiant-floor … Read More »
The Bowtie House
HOUSE TYPE: One bedroom / 1 bath
SIZE: 1118 square feet (approx – 16′x68′)
Here’s the next house-a-week. This one is a tiny 1 bedroom arts and crafts home. This would be perfect on a really small lot, or as a mother-in-law suite behind a main home. Let me know what you think of it!
HOUSE TYPE: One bedroom 1 bath
SIZE: 735 square feet (16′x24′)