In the 1940’s, a couple in Portland hired a famous architect, Pietro Belluschi, to build their home and to remodel the existing garden shed into a guest house with Japanese and Scandinavian minimalistic inspirations. The architect loved the end result so much that he bought the home several years later. We can’t blame him after seeing how perfect it is!
The 236 square foot guesthouse and its main house are now owned by Belluschi’s son and his wife and they’re occasionally open for tours to the public.
Inside, the color scheme was kept neutral with blonde wood tones and lots of natural light. The living area is quite spacious with room for a large couch and TV.
The kitchen is monotone and simple with tons of storage space in cabinets and drawers. We love the slit of a window over the kitchen that adds a nice modern touch!
The living area features beamed ceilings and windows all along the ceiling line so natural light can flood in. The bathroom is on the other side of those traditional tearoom sliding doors.
When it’s time to get some rest, the couch folds out into a comfy bed living plenty of room to walk around.
It’s no wonder why this tiny house was given an award for the restoration in 2011! If you want to see more pictures of the Tearoom guesthouse and even some of the main house, go here: http://www.houzz.com/photos/users/abelluschi.