Small Homes 163 Stories

Houzz Tour: Family Living in 980 Square Feet
Despite designing Texas-size homes (often topping 15,000 square feet), designer-builders Mark Schatz and his wife, Anne Eamon, are used to living in smaller homes. For 14 years they...
Houzz Tour: Going Off the Grid in 140 Square Feet
Once you get past the size of Vina Lustado’s $40,000 house, which is 140 square feet, two things may still surprise you. One, she designed and built the house to be her home for life. “It’s not temporary. I’m never leaving,” Lustado...
Houzz Tour: Lofty Ambitions Transform a Manhattan Apartment
Brendan Crane was looking for a place to call his own in Manhattan, but each apartment he visited fell below his expectations or above his budget. “I had a hard time finding an apartment that I felt was worth the cost...
Houzz Tour: Playing Checkers in a Converted London Bakery
“When we first saw this flat, it was pretty dark and in bad condition, but we felt it had so much potential,” says architect Pereen d’Avoine of Russian For Fish. It...
My Houzz: Creative Flair Brightens a San Francisco Apartment
When Ana and Patrick Kamin moved to San Francisco from Hamburg, Germany, two years ago, they wasted no time personalizing their sunny top-floor apartment in a six-unit converted Victorian. They started with paint and furniture...
My Houzz: Serene Simplicity in Brooklyn
Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka, cofounders of the Brooklyn Slate Company, have a knack for seeing design potential. Their 800-square-foot apartment in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn had multicolored walls...
My Houzz: New Life and Style for a 1976 Airstream
Jordan Menzel went out for a bike ride around downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, one afternoon and saw an Airstream trailer parked on the side of the road. “A few days later, I was combing Craigslist and saw it was for sale,” he says. “While I hadn’t...
Budget Beach House: A Trailer Gets Ready for Summer Fun
A few summers back, interior designer Bridget McMullin found herself without access to a family beach house at the Jersey Shore for the first time in her life. “I was so bored on the weekends; I was...
My Houzz: Eclectic Chic Goes Global in San Francisco
Ali Price describes her light-filled apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District as an “eclectic smattering of things that I love.” The Nashville native and cofounder of Lydali shares the home with her London-born...
My Houzz: Artistry and Personality Color a London Flat
When photographer Cara Connell of Lumitrix purchased her first home, she faced designing it with the same trepidation that most new homeowners feel when approaching the process....
28 Great Homes Smaller Than 1,000 Square Feet
Home size is a tricky thing. What seems small to one person can feel like a palace to another. But after looking at these homes — which range in size from 68 square feet (seriously) to 980 square feet — it’s easy to see that what goes into making...
My Houzz: Creative Solutions Transform a Tricky Basement Studio
Rotting, uneven floorboards, serious structural issues and a dark, cramped space are normally features that send potential homeowners running. For Maryline Lambelin, president of the Montreal home decor company ADzif,...
My Houzz: From Drab Apartment to Airy Oasis
“It was a big job,” says architect Jonathan Dar about the gut remodel he and his wife, Nofar, did for a dark and drab apartment in Haifa, Israel. They bought the unit in...
My Houzz: A Bland Condo Gets Color and Personality
After spending almost a year exploring the real estate market in San Francisco, Eunice Chang finally found a place she could call home. Although the condo looked like a bachelor pad and was located in a nondescript 1990s building, it was on the top floor,...
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