Living Large in Small Spaces: Tiny Home With Sleek Guesthouse

A retractable wall helps open this tiny contemporary home up to include the patio in its entertaining space. A swimming pool stands ready for lounging with family and friends, and an Airstream trailer acts as a guesthouse.

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July 24, 2017

Photo By: Daniel O'Connor

Photo By: Leah Garcia

Photo By: Brad Tomecek

Photo By: Leah Garcia

Photo By: Leah Garcia

Photo By: Leah Garcia

Photo By: Brad Tomecek

Photo By: Brad Tomecek

Photo By: Brad Tomecek

Photo By: Brad Tomecek

Pool Adds Outdoor Entertainment Space

Just off the backyard patio, a swimming pool offers a relaxing feature to the tiny home's outdoor entertainment space.

Tiny House with Functional Living Room and Kitchen

The homeowners wanted a tiny home that didn't feel so tiny, so designers used high pitched ceilings and plenty of windows to make the space feel bigger. A functional kitchen with full sized appliances and a breakfast bar gives the homeowners a space to eat, while the adjoining living room adds entertaining space. For an even larger feeling, the rear wall is constructed of glass panels that can be rolled back to incorporate the outdoor patio into the home's entertaining space.

Tiny Home's Stylish, Open Concept First Floor

The tiny home's functional downstairs floor plan includes an open concept kitchen and living room. The kitchen, although small, makes the most of its space with large, lower cabinets, full sized appliances and a kitchen island with a breakfast bar that seats four. Adjacent to the kitchen is a living area with a stylish sofa and chairs. A rug adds definition to the design.

Luxurious Bathroom in Tiny House

The homeowners didn't want to compromise on luxury when building their tiny home, so designers included a full sized shower, vanity and mirror in the bathroom space. Detailed tile and marble help to give the small space a more sophisticated look, while transom windows and additional, artificial lights keep the space feeling bright and open.

Spiral Staircase in Tiny Home

A wrought iron spiral staircase leads from the upstairs loft bedroom space down to the first floor entertaining space.

Open Loft Bedroom with a View of the Lower Level

To help keep all the spaces connected, designers left the loft open, giving it a view of the lower level.

Tiny Home's Open, Inviting Loft Bedroom

The tiny home's loft bedroom is open and welcoming. With a skylight and a large window, the space feels bright and warm, while the lack of a fourth wall gives the space an open feeling.

Car Canopy in Driveway of Tiny Home

This tiny home has a concrete pad driveway with a canopy under which to park the couple's cars as well as a gravel driveway that provides access to the airstream trailer.

Airstream Trailer Acts as Tiny House's Guest Quarters

An airstream trailer acts as a guest house for visitors as well as gives the homeowners the flexibility and portability to travel on a whim.

Functional Outdoor Patio Extends Tiny Home's Entertainment Space

With two dining tables, seating for ten and a swimming pool, this tiny home has huge potential for entertaining outdoors. Located just outside the home's kitchen and living room, this space serves as a continuation of the home's smaller eat-in kitchen.

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