As if designing a 540 sq. ft. house wasn't enough of a challenge, architect John Hopkins had a 12-ft. height limit and a protected California live oak on site to preserve.
"It's a great thing to have limitations," he says. Follow Hopkins on a guided tour to see how he met every design challenge with a solution (including integrating that live oak into the deck design) that ultimately serves to make this little house feel big.
Want a different perspective? You can also watch a video tour by the homeowner, Billie McKig.
And to learn even more about this house, read the Fine Homebuilding article: The Big Little Backyard House.