New Frontier is one seriously impressive tiny house designer. With both the Escher and the Alpha, they’ve managed to knock our socks off. And now they’ve done it again with the breathtaking Cornelia.
This tiny minimalist masterpiece is named for the buyer who commissioned it, author Cornelia Funke.
The house is described by New Frontier as “a living sculpture inside and out.”
The house serves as a library and writing studio for Cornelia, or a guest house when she has visitors over to stay.
Shall we step inside and take a look around?
I can’t decide if it’d be easy to write in here because the views through the glass walls would be inspiring, or if it would be hard because all that natural beauty would be distracting.
Of course, for the privilege of living or working in a tiny house like this, that’d be a “problem” I’d be more than happy to contend with …
The layout is pretty much your standard tiny house layout, with a couple of key differences. There are two things to pay attention to in this shot. The first is the very narrow high shelf over the window. It sits much closer to the wall than most tiny house storage solutions. The second is the kitchenette, which is more of a “nook” than a full feature. Both of these decision choices leave the main living space as unobstructed as possible.
You’ve gotta love these fun color choices! The bright yellow in the back adds a splash of fun, but also helps to make the kitchen nook stand out as a separate space. The deep blue above contrasts nicely, and makes the ceiling feel like the sky.
What a beautiful, peaceful sanctuary this is. The calm, organized layout seems conducive to concentration, while the colors spark creativity.
There is plenty of wall space for pictures.
The kitchen space actually is a lot deeper than it looks from across the room.
I can’t be sure if the beams overhead have been painted to complement the yellow wall or not, but they certainly do.
The sink faucet has an elegant flourish to it for an artistic look.
A mint green color has been selected to define the bathroom space.
Like the other colors in the home, the green is vibrant enough to be fun and playful, but sedate enough to invoke a sense of tranquillity.
There is storage space behind the bathroom mirror.
As afternoon turns to dusk outside, the house suddenly takes on a very different character. The mood lighting darkens all of the colors. The ceiling no longer mirrors the bright blue of day, but has shifted to resemble a twilight sky. This impression is deepened through the small recessed overhead lights, which put one in mind (however abstractly) of stars.
After a long day’s work, that bed would look mighty tempting. Even if this was my guest house and studio and not my primary residence, I think I’d want to sleep here a lot of the time. Cornelia must have a ridiculously amazing main house if she doesn’t sleep here.
What a view to wake up to!
That awning is in itself a work of art.
Check out how the lighting highlights the awning, drawing the eye to the porch and right up to the door. The entire shape of the structure seems to beckon, homey and inviting. No element of the design is random. Everything here works together to draw the occupant or visitor into the abode.
Here is what Cornelia’s house loos like from the back.
New Frontier sums up Cornelia’s tiny house with the words “Simple, Enduring, Rustic, Elegance.” While all of those words apply, they do not do enough on their own to convey the beauty, creativity, and genius of the home. If you want to view more photos of this remarkable tiny guest house and studio, visit New Frontier Tiny Homes. There you can also contact the designer to commission your own tiny house.