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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Living Large In Small Spaces - Carriage House

Today's featured small space is a carriage house located in the Pacific Northwest. 



Welcome to the fifty-fourth post in the series
"Living Large in Small Spaces".


Historically speaking, a carriage house is an outbuilding, used to house horse-drawn carriages, the horses and related tack. At times the carriage house -- also called coach house -- has included living quarters above for the staff who cared for the carriages and horses.

This one-bedroom guest house -- a recent remodel of a caretaker's carriage house, is a far cry from those old-fashioned buildings. 


Traditional Garage And Shed by Seattle Architects & Building Designers AKJ Architects LLC


Skylights and dormer windows ensure the traditional interior is bright and inviting. Painted V-groove wainscoting adds cottage charm. Vaulted ceilings, white cabinetry and neutral walls visually expand the space. The glass front cabinets repeat the window grid design and give the illusion of more depth in the room.



Wrapping the wainscoting around the dining room gives definition to the space. The flooring is antique salvaged oak.




A sitting area in the bedroom provides a cozy spot for relaxing.



Or sit at the desk and enjoy the stunning view through the window. Note that minimal window treatment throughout the home allows natural light to flow into the rooms and brings the outdoors in.


The pedestal sink with cross handle faucet and tile wainscot give the bathroom a vintage look. 


This is a beautiful home. It may be a guest house, but I'd have no trouble making this my permanent residence.

How about you?


Architect: AKJ Architects
Interior Design: Pamela Pearce Design
General Contractor: Toth Construction, Inc.
Photo credits: Benjamin Benschneider



Join me next Saturday for another post in the special series

 Living Large in Small Spaces

See more home tours in the 
Living Large In Small Spaces Series here.


From the comments I've received, many
people have been encouraged by the homes and lives 
shared in this series.
If you live in a small space I'd 
love to feature your story, too.
Send me an email and let's collaborate.
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36 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this is so, so charming. It looks so cosy, homey and welcoming. I love it. Have a blessed weekend. ♥ Hugs

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  2. I think I could happily live here. I love the light and the traditional windows.

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  3. This home is lovely. I wouldn't mind living there except for climbing the stairs!! What a nice place it makes! Nancy

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  4. This home is lovely. I wouldn't mind living there except for climbing the stairs!! What a nice place it makes! Nancy

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  5. I could easily live in all of that white and light, Nancy! What a pretty little place :)

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    1. I'm glad I featured this one, Julie. Truly a great find.

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  6. Oh- that is GORGEOUS! I love how light and bright it is and it has really used the space wisely so it lives large! xo Diana

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  7. I know I've claimed other Small Spaces, but THIS one is now my first choice, hands down, winner!
    It's location is one of the main reasons but look at all that yummy living!
    Thanks for sharing this home.

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  8. What beautiful views and well-planned use of space! Like Cozy Thyme, I'd have to pass on it - only because of the stairs....

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  9. Adorable and well designed. Does not feel small at all.

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  10. Love the light and brightness of this home, with the gorgeous wood floors and wainscoting! They made incredible use of the space, keeping it open and airy. I really like the floor plan! Once again, another incredible small home... it is great to see all the options there are for small homes. Just because the floor space is minimal, doesn't mean you can't maximize it with windows, openness, beautiful lighting, and creative floor planning. Thanks Nancy - hoping you are having a lovely fall day :)

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  11. I would gladly downsize and donate furnishings to move into this pretty place! Those ceiling lines in the living room/kitchen spaces are not only charming but you would never feel claustrophobic in this small house.

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  12. Cottage is bright and ever so right - I am appreciating the ceiling angles with the sunlights,
    xoxo

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  13. This is perfection. Love every single thing about it. My fave home ever was a basement entry because all the living space was on the 2nd floor and it was the brightest home I have ever lived in. Great views too from that high off the ground. Love love love this pretty carriage house!

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  14. I would move right in as well!! Love this little house filled with charm and character!

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    1. And to think it's a guest house. Can't imagine a more perfect place to be a guest. :)

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  15. Oh, this may be my favorite one of all, Nancy! Of course, I would need to swap out the blue accents for a little red! ;)

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  16. It's beautiful, Nancy. I wonder how many square feet it is.

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  17. Nancy,
    This is probably my favorite in your series. Ohhhhh swooning over this one. I would make that a permanent address too. Just move right in.
    Kris

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  18. This could easily be a permanent residence, no doubt! It is elegant, bright and updated - NO PROBLEM! Hi Nancy!

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    1. Hi Anita. I agree. It would certainly fit all my permanent residence needs.

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  19. What a sweet space, so open and airy. Love the sitting area in the bedroom.

    FlowerLady

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  20. No problem living there all the time! The natural light is fantastic with the neutral colors.

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  21. I could move right in as well. Looks so peaceful. I tried pinning a couple of images but it said couldn't retrieve image. :( I love the little alcove for dining and the reading nook with the desh. What a view!
    Debbie

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  22. Hi Nancy, love the carriage house. It may be a quest house but it's bigger than my little nest! lol Have a beautiful day. XO Jo

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  23. Hi - I do love the desk area, I would enjoy the view. :-)
    I like the light. Lovely!
    Carla

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  24. I wouldn't mind being an extended guest in this house.

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  25. That is it . . .
    This one is mine . . .
    I am moving in . . .
    (Wow!)

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  26. I could live there too Nancy, and that view is the cherry on the cake. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week my friend. :)

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  27. There is not a single thing I don't like in this house!

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  28. I wouldn't trade my house for it, but if someone gave it to me and it could be a second home, I certainly wouldn't complain ;)

    I love the new colors for the garden shed and your cottage is looking really lovely, Nancy.

    xoxo,
    rue

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  29. Too cute. Would be perfect for me.

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  30. I love the design of this home. It would be great at a lake, and the bottom could be a boathouse!

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