Black timber house is small but efficient

Each room has a connection to the outdoors

This vacation home in The Netherlands embraces the best of two
trends—the 807-square-foot house is
clad in charred timber
, making it a dream tiny(ish) home for
anyone with a taste for Shou Sugi Ban.

Black timber house on lake
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Designed by the Dutch architect Chris Collaris and interiors firm
i29, the house with a compact
footprint of 592 square feet sits on the shore of a lake just south
of Amsterdam. The family’s directive was to build a small,
efficient home that still took full advantage of the lakeside
views.

Living room with concrete floors
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The designers divided the house into four rectangular
modules—living room, dining/kitchen, three bedrooms, and a
bathroom—and designed each with an eye to the details.

Kitchen flowing into patio
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The rooms feature custom-built cabinets, closets, and media
consoles that make the most of the limited space. Each module has a
sliding door or window that opens completely to the outside,
expanding the home’s footprint by merging the interior with the
outdoors.

Courtyard leading to interior room
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When it’s all said and done, the house is just a couple
hundred square feet larger than the typical tiny home, but it feels
optimized for non-tiny living. See more photos
this way
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Black timber house is small but efficient