This cottage by the sea earned our design team a People’s Choice Award in HGTV’s Faces of Design competition in the Living Large in Small Spaces category. The home proves that small-scale spaces can spill over with big style. And because everything in a compact footprint matters, we focused on creating multi-purpose zones that are as beautiful as they are functional, and curating custom elements to elevate the overall design. To maximize space and functionality in the bedrooms and the sole interior bath, we finessed the tiny home’s layout (1,000 square feet) down to the inch. A long-awaited dream for our clients, this is beach living at its most enchanted.
You & Me by the Sea
The best seats in the house are on this porch. Sunrise to sunset, the view is a little bit of heaven.
“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”
To make up for what the home lacks in square footage, every detail, down to the porthole window, had to pass the “special” test.
The farmhouse sink, featuring a handwoven stainless steel basket weave front, was handcrafted by a Texas artisan. The pendants over the island were inspired by a Fresnel lens.
The spa-like shower maintains its sleek profile by utilizing length-of-floor drains set into the tile.
To achieve a classic charm meets modern polish look, we chose a black and white schematic punctuated by the European-style encaustic tile underfoot.
“Home and heaven are not so far separated as we sometimes think.”
– Alexander Dickson
Stealing a foot from an adjoining room gave us ultra-functional storage in the master – complete with a vanity area.
A queen bed looks like it’s suspended from the ceiling by a thick rope, but we anchored it with a hidden box beneath the foundation, keeping it stationary.
To make up for lost closet space in this guest room, we added a custom dresser in the remaining alcove. A rope mirror echos the home’s nautical theme.