Livable Little House
Architecture: David Matero Architecture
Structural Engineering: Casco Bay Engineering
Builder: Pat McAllastar
Photographer: James R. Salomon Photography
This livable little house was limited by code reasons to be no larger than 750 sf. Within that small footprint, the owner wanted to maximize her book storage, include wall space for artwork, and create a cozy single-floor living space with simple and clean lines. Large windows provide views of the water, and windows pushed to the corner makes the house seem larger than it is.
Double stud walls are part of very good envelope, and all it takes are two air-source heat pumps to provide all the heating (and cooling) necessary for the house.
Despite the size, there is a generous shower and easily accessible storage for aging in place, as well as a nice, functional kitchen.