This 440-sq.-ft. house shows that well-designed homes can be comfortable and inviting no matter what their size.
Synopsis: Built on wood posts over the bank of a ravine, this guest house and work studio in Vermont is a showcase for elegance, simplicity, and comfort. Architect Brad Rabinowitz’s extensive use of wood throughout the interior makes the house feel at home in its forested setting, and a wall of glass at the end of the main living area provides expansive views. At just 440 sq. ft., this house is a fine example of how to make a small space feel welcoming rather than cramped.
Used as a guest house and work studio, this one-bedroom, one-bath house has an inviting open floor plan, is finished and furnished simply yet elegantly, and is filled with natural light. Sited on uneven terrain behind the main house, the little retreat is more like an elegant tree house. It is built on wood posts and raised approximately 14 ft. over the bank of…