Modern Home on a Plinth

This small modern home sits atop a plinth to accommodate site requirements. The design by Paul Masi and Harry Bates focuses on geometric angles and shapes and natural light, creating the perception that the house is much larger than its actual 600-square-foot imprint.

Photo By: Bates Masi + Architects

Photo By: Bates Masi + Architects

Photo By: Bates Masi + Architects

Photo By: Bates Masi + Architects

Photo By: Bates Masi + Architects

Photo By: Bates Masi + Architects

Photo By: Bates Masi + Architects

Photo By: Bates Masi + Architects

Small Modern Home With Wooden Exterior

Part of the approval process for this small modern home required that a portion of the site be raised to accommodate storm water and a sanitary system. Bates Masi + Architects used a plinth to create a raised surface and then landscaped the area with native grass.

Small Geometric Home With Plinth

Part of the approval process for this small modern home included a required raised portion of the site dedicated to storm-water control and a sanitary system. To accommodate this requirement, a plinth was used raise the surface and was landscaped with a native grass.

Small Modern Home Living Large

This 600-square-foot house explores a geometric solution to create luxury with a minimum footprint.

Small Open Kitchen

Subtle shifts in the geometry of this modern building maximize natural light and views to the sky, expanding the perception of space and openness while maintaining the small footprint. As the walls splay out from the base of the building toward the roof, the resulting void is a central light well. 

Modern Geometric Hallway

Because of the extreme parameters on the building site of this home, Bates Masi + Architects made it their mission to explore the geometry of the building to make the space seem larger. As the walls splay out from the base of the building toward the roof, the resultant void is a central light well.

Small Modern Space With Glass Separation

The bedroom and study are separated by clear glass walls on either side of the light well, but appear to be one large space. The acoustically divided rooms can be made more private by lowering the privacy shades.

Small Modern Space With Glass Walls

The bedroom and study are separated by clear glass walls on either side of the light well, but appear to be one large space. The acoustically divided rooms can be made more private by lowering the privacy shades.

Wooden Geometric Home

This 600-square-foot house explores a geometric solution to create luxury with a minimum footprint. Through light and shapes Bates Masi + Architects was able to expand the perception of space.