Tiny House, Andrea’s (Due to Popular Demand)

Tiny House, Andrea’s

Due to many requests after viewing Tiny House, Miley’s, I am presenting a different design, also based on the square. More in line with the International style, this model is rectilinear with large round windows. It could easily be adapted to large areas of glass rather than expanses of painted walls and like Miley’s, this house begs for color instead of the contemporary penchant for neutrals.

Andrea's Tiny House Floor Plan
Andrea’s Tiny House Floor Plan

 

Front of Tiny House, Andrea’s.
Front of Tiny House, Andrea’s.

Andrea’s makes a simple architectural statement. The square and triangular forms of the edifice is broken up by two large circular windows in the front. These windows provide interest to what might appear rather boring if standard rectangular windows were used. The adaptable appearance would allow for walls of glass, if properly done. Yet added decoration would hamper the cleanliness of the composition.

Side view looking north.
Side view looking north.

This view gives a better look at the rise of the building from back to front. A shed roof with overhang would not be out of place. Even so, a flat roof accentuates the severity of the geometric plan.

View looking east, toward the back of the building.
View looking east, toward the back of the building.

The back of the house is dominated by wide, French doors that lead onto a patio. A better view of the slanted roof comes into sight.

A closer view of the back.
A closer view of the back.
Daytime view.
Daytime view.
Daytime.
Daytime.
Close up, daytime.
Close up, daytime.
Backyard, daytime.
Backyard, daytime.
Andrea’s with the roof off.
Andrea’s with the roof off.
The living room looking toward the front door.
The living room looking toward the front door.

Notice how the high ceiling at this end creates an illusion of a much larger volume. The large stretch of wall, broken up by the sizeable, round windows, also increases the effect of greater space. In this small house the living area acts also as the sleeping area with a daybed or a pull-out sofa.

To the left, a view of the dining and kitchen area.
To the left, a view of the dining and kitchen area.
Dining and living room view.
Dining and living room view.
A living room view looking toward the back patio.
A living room view looking toward the back patio.
Another view of the dining and living room areas.
Another view of the dining and living room areas.
A view toward the back patio and the door to the bathroom.
A view toward the back patio and the door to the bathroom.
A good look at the kitchen.
A good look at the kitchen.
View of the shower and bathroom.
View of the shower and bathroom.
Bathroom vanity.
Bathroom vanity.
A view of the shower showing the rising angle of the ceiling.
A view of the shower showing the rising angle of the ceiling.
Showing the shower and the ample window that provides a view to the backyard.
Showing the shower and the ample window that provides a view to the backyard.

Mid Century Modern concepts apply to Andrea’s. By replacing the walls with glass and exposing a post and lintel system, the leap to constructions of the past is easily imaginable. This tiny house suitably functions as a guest or beach house as well as a diminutive residence. One of the appealing features of this dwelling is the that dimensions and the use of standard materials, including the lack of interior complexity, achieves a modest cost in building.

HBosler

http://www.midcenturymoderngroovy.com

 

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