Here is a remarkable transformation. Architect Fiona Kirkwood transformed a dilapidated workshop, which is just over 12 feet wide at its widest, into a comfortable and attractive two bedroom, 2 bathroom home.
Kirkwood was restricted by laws requiring that the project not interfere with neighbors’ access to natural light which affected the exterior footprint.
The living room and kitchen, which are actually in the basement, have a surprising amount of natural light. Kirkwood accomplished this by lifting the basement floor as high as possible which allows for a view into the rear courtyard through a back wall that is almost completely comprised of glass.
By installing a brick floor in the basement level and extending it into the courtyard, the space seems to expand.
Much thought was giving to efficient and attractive storage.
Not everyone would be comfortable in such a tiny space, but this project successfully shows you that it can be done. You can read the entire article by Catherine Macaulay here.
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