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Form Follows Function

Challenged with a tiny lot and a tight budget, a small house rises to the occasion

When faced with the prospect of designing an artists' enclave of six houses on a steep 2-acre lot in Asheville, N.C., architect Daryl Rantis looked up for inspiration. His design evolved into a three-story structure, with private spaces (bedrooms) on the top floor, public spaces (kitchen, living area, dining area) on the second floor, and an art studio on the bottom floor. The design has 1300 sq. ft. of living space and three bathrooms. The simple design appeals to both modern and traditional sensibilities. 

 

Form Follows Function

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