A small house compound on Whidbey Island
This small house consists of a cluster of tiny buildings. A bridge leads to a tiny entry building that serves as the home’s front door. Beyond is a covered deck around which the other parts of the house are arranged. The living space is to the left, the sleeping space is to the right, and up a few steps straight ahead is a guest room. Differing cladding types and paint colors emphasize the multiple parts.
There is a total of 998 ft2 (92.7 m2) of heated space (the entry building is not heated). The main building contains the kitchen, the living room and a dining alcove under a sheltering “pergola”. The living room features a bookcase wall with built-in shelves framing three sets of French doors that open to another deck. The deck has an unconventional roof that slopes up and away from the building, offering a view of the treetops.
The yellow guest room, elevated above the central deck, is reminiscent of a tree fort. Inside there is a built-in double bed with a sleeping loft overhead.
If you know who designed this small house, please tell us in the comments. Thanks for reading!
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LOVE this house! Love everything about it!! Would be interested in knowing more about the room sizes, what was the approximate cost to build it, as well as if it is on the market? Just stunning! THANKS For Sharing!
Hi, we did forget to include the size. It is 998 sq ft and the main living space is 14′ wide. It was apparently designed by an architect from Washington, but we don’t know who. I’m afraid we don’t know any more than that.
Thanks for reading!
Thanks for your quick reply! I always look forward to your postings. Happy New Year!
Hi.I liked the tiny house I’ve been looking for small modular houses to put next on my moms property or a tiny cabin of some sort to get me through
college. see said she would buy me one.I loved the perimeters of the house and the bookcases and indoor picnic table i can use to study.
i am interested in getting some degree myself in architecture to work from home. i’ve worked for a a chain hardware store in new jersey called channels
which turned into rickels and moved to charlotte north carolina. i am unemployed i enjoy walking my dog fifi (golden retriever)i am looking currently on
the internet for land in charlotte ,i’ve never been any more west, i like the east coast even the east coast beach shoreline which i have been only in
north of new jersey.very freezing cold rain snow sleet.I’ve enjoyed my time in charlotte …hope to find the home of my dreams,
If you click on his name and go to his Google+ page, it’s clear that John has a website. Contact him that way — perhaps he created the floor plan.
Thanks C but John has said it was designed by another architect from Washington, just not sure who.
I appreciate your followup comments, C and Mili!
Love Whidbey Island so much! This looks like a great place and compound to enjoy it all. 🙂
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