We're big fans of adaptive re-use and also of small spaces, and sometimes, when we're lucky, the stars align and bring us a project that's the perfect synthesis of both. Like this 94-square-foot, 98-year-old boiler room that a clever San Francisco architect turned into the perfect tiny house.
Architect Christi Azevedo oversaw the property's transition from a disused boiler room into an incredibly compact, lovely guest house. Faced with a footprint of only 94 square feet (8.75 square meters) but plenty of vertical space, she wisely chose to build up.
The home's first floor contains the living/dining room, with a sofa and a folding table that tucks away under the stairs when not in use. There's also a surprisingly commodious kitchen.
A ship's ladder leads to a glass mezzanine, from which one can access a sliding storage cabinet, a teeny-tiny bathroom, and a lofted bed. This property may be a guest house, but it's much more beautiful and efficient than many larger apartments we've seen, thanks to its high ceilings, abundance of light, and clever design. What do you think — would you want to call this tiny house home?
You read more about the project — and see more photos — on Dezeen.
Re-edited from a post originally published 1.12.15-NT