When Schuan and Holly Carpenter went to purchase their new home, they discovered that the most they could afford would be a 790 square foot home. While they decided that was plenty of room for their growing family, they also knew it wouldn’t be conducive to his wife’s violin lessons that she teaches. So, with a vision and a plan, he designed a gorgeous tiny house for their backyard which then turned into a new company for the family called Little Mansions. The 320 square foot tiny house is truly breathtaking and the plans are now available through his company.
Nicknamed “The Chapel”, the home looks like a storybook setting with warm light glowing from the windows and charming architectural details. It’s easy to see why they named their company “Little Mansions” since this tiny house looks like a shrunken version of an opulent mega-house.
As you step through the front door, you walk into a foyer with soaring ceilings and multiple windows making for a very grand entrance.
The floor plan was left open to accommodate Holly’s students and grand piano. However, it would also work well for an open-concept home with a combined living/dining area. We love the thick exposed beams and beautiful hardwood floors throughout the home.
A large hand-made bookcase was made for the studio out of 100-year old wood floor planks that were salvaged from an old barn. It creates quite the statement in the home against the tall ceilings and windows! Here is a picture from Little Mansions Facebook page of the bookcase:
The Chapel can be built as a one-bedroom tiny house with 480 square feet and can even go up to 580 square feet with two bedrooms. For more information on this lovely tiny house and Little Mansions, go to http://artisanstructures.com/tudor/.
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