Small Homes 163 Stories

When painter and felting artist Lauren Decatur was searching for a new place to call home, a little isolated cottage tucked away in the woods of New Hampshire had the perfect balance of peacefulness, a natural setting and privacy that she was looking for. She made some...
Houzz Tour: A Beach Cottage Gets Its Vibe Back
“You’ve got to get the details spot-on in a small home,” says interior designer Clark Collins. In his case “small” means 900 square feet in a charming...
Houzz Tour: A Family of 4 Unwinds in 540 Square Feet
Interior designer Jessica Helgerson and her family had every intention of spending only a few nights in their new summer home. But the weekend turned into a few...
Houzz Tour: Thrifty TLC Transforms a Beach Bungalow
Cayley Lambur has spent some time in the homes of strangers. She grew up as the child of architects, and visiting open houses was kind of a family hobby. Seen more as sightseeing opportunities than real estate prospects, these excursions didn’t...
My Houzz: Hip Midcentury Style for a Mom's Backyard Cottage
It was a running joke that once design blogger Dana McGill-Perez became old and eccentric, she would move into the backyard shed of her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Joe Eggleston. The joke took a turn...
My Houzz: Candy-Colored Collections Wow in Manhattan
Jeanie Engelbach describes her candy-inspired home as, “[If] Pee Wee Herman opened a pop culture museum in Candy Land.” For 20 years the photo archivist, interior decorator and color lover has amassed an impressive...
Houzz Tour: A Victorian Cottage in Sydney Opens Up
Despite its sunlit garden and Sydney location, this Victorian cottage felt dark and dreary. As with many homes built during the 19th century, the rear was cluttered with small rooms and low ceilings, and it had a bathroom that blocked views into...
My Houzz: Open-Air Living in the Mountains of Bali
A former London city slicker, Simon Evans made the move from an urban apartment to this Indonesian tropical home among the trees. He worked with local company Bali GreenWorld to design and build his...
My Houzz: Patterns Mingle Spiritedly in a Toronto Condo
Tim Lam likes a good design challenge. As an interior designer, he's made them his career. His first home, a 30-year-old condo overlooking Lake Ontario in Toronto, presented quite a few hurdles too. For...
Houzz Tour: A Wee Home Grows in a Scottish Garden
Following the success of a project making sustainable garden furniture using a young, local workforce, home builder Jennifer Hope was keen to expand the concept. “I wanted to build on the idea of combining ecofriendly design with local skills,”...
My Houzz: Cheerful, Cool and Collected in a Brooklyn Loft
Brin Reinhardt and Nathan Ursch of Breuckelen Berber are drawn to things with a rich patina. They appreciate natural, weathered textures that have a story to tell — like the wood ceilings...
My Houzz: Peacefulness and Pugs in Tampa
As a busy furniture and design shop owner in Tampa, Florida, Katie Gagnon of The Blue Moon Trading Company craved a peaceful home away from home to help cut down on her...
My Houzz: Breezy Beauty in 750 Square Feet
Jeanne Chan finds “great joy in sharing tasteful finds and inspiring others to live a good life,” she says. The writer behind Shop Sweet Things, Chan moved into a hilltop rental four years ago with...
My Houzz: Living, Working and Storytelling in 300 Square Feet
Multimedia producer Willa Kammerer moved from Portland, Maine, to New York City in search of an apartment she could convert into a live-work space. The challenge: accommodating multiple functions within the...
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