The Tiny House is a 250 square foot house that serves as a writing studio and place for repose within an expansive landscape. A small entry vestibule doubles as a wet bar and leads into the structure’s primary space, a 10’ x 13’ room with oversize windows to the south and west. Clerestory windows on the north and east fill the house with indirect and morning light. At the back of the structure, a boldly painted outdoor garden sink offers a work surface for tending the nearby vegetable gardens. Next to the bright sink is a galvanized steel spiral staircase that leads to a roof deck with panoramic views of the lawn and gardens beyond.
The Tiny House project also includes two outdoor spaces in addition to the house itself: a 15’ x 35’ dining pavilion and a 12’ x 15’ cooking pavilion. We designed the pavilions with light steel frames, weathered wooden joists and white polycarbonate panels. Together, the three structures create a complex that is used for a range of activities throughout the day.
250 square feet
Deborah Berke Partners – architect and site planner
Pepe Lopez Design – interior designer
Edwina von Gal – landscape designer
PHT Lighting – lighting designer
Tiny House won an Award of Excellence from AIA New York State and a 2016 SARA NY Design Award.