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.
Key People
Ameet Hiremath
Project Lead
Arthi Krishnamoorthy
Project Manager

Deborah Berke Partners

Architect and Site Planner

Pepe Lopez Design

Interior Designer

Edwina von Gal

Landscape Designer

PHT Lighting

Lighting Designer


Design Award of Excellence

AIA New York State

Design Award

SARA NY 2016