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    In Oakland, California, two designers transformed a 100-year-old barn into a (very) cozy home of their own by redefining the functionality of walls and windowsills.

    The Stonorov residence in Oakland, CA is sturdy enough to withstand Niko (middle, right) and the family dog Oscar's antics. Photo by Aya Brackett.

    • Lauryn Koppes

      400 sq ft home made from a 100 yr old barn. We're not really aiming to join the Tiny House movement, but we like using small spaces well.

    • Estef S

      The only way we can live in 400 square feet is because we thought out each detail and tried to make every space usable when we were designing the renovation. Everything is built in so there’s nothing jutting out into any rooms. We have an inset bookshelf along the stairs with the exact space for our photo albums, cookbooks, and favorite architecture and garden books. We made the window ledges extra deep so we can put our keys and wallets somewhere when we come home. We also have to...

    • MYD studio

      extended window trim detail // exterior window seat in wood at vertical siding

    • Torri Higginson

      ideas for how to transform small spaces into interesting living environments

    • Linda Riel

      Really like the bench for the window. Some other cool ideas as well.

    • Megan Lawson

      exterior window seat. new house must have window seat(s)!

    • Cindy R.

      Built in bench, outside of small barn home...

    • E. Miller

      Kitchen/porch window idea

    • Christina Baehr

      exterior window seat!

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    Open and uncomplicated by design, 704-square-foot box home in Portland, Oregon, helps keep residents Katherine Bovee and Matt Kirkpatrick organized and connected to one another and to their neighborhood. Photo by John Clark.

    Love the layout

    Slanted Top roof & Flat Front... would like more steel/ industrial mixed with wood



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