Cathy Scott spends much of her time writing crime novels and doting on her three long-haired Chihuahuas that she rescued. Somehow, though, she found the time to restore a building that was made to be a shelter for gold miners in the Cuyamaca Mountains of San Diego County in 1928. After being abandoned for over 50 years, she brought the 216 square foot home back to life and better than ever.
The home was originally built based on plans from the 1920’s Sears and Roebucks house kits. Now the fully renovated tiny house has everything you could want in a modern retreat. The exterior was painted a light brown that blends perfectly with the large deck and white accents accentuate the windows and eaves.
Before we step inside, you have to pay attention to the intricate details on the chunky front door! The dark color is a bold contrast to the crisp white interior and warm hardwood floors.
The living room is just inside the doorway with enough room for a couch and several pieces of antique furniture all placed around a large flat-screen TV which was mounted on the wall to save space.
The kitchen may be small but it packs a powerful punch with full-sized appliances including a stainless-steel refrigerator, stove, and oven. A deep farmhouse sink looks right at home nestled into the creamy custom cabinets and granite countertops.
The bedroom is a simple alcove on the back of the tiny house with just enough space for a full-sized bed. We love the bead board on the ceiling and the fancy chandelier being used as a sconce!
The bathroom is behind a sliding barn door which was chosen to save valuable floor space and keep the hallway free and clear.
Inside the bathroom, a custom vanity features a round sink set down in dark granite with a medicine cabinet overhead. Next to the sink is a tiled shower that looks like it was made for a spa.
This woodsy retreat is all about relaxation and enjoying your surroundings and what better place to do that at but on the large deck? Big enough for a dining table and bench, it’s the perfect setting for a cozy gathering with friends and family.
If you love this incredible renovation as much as we do, you have to read the article that “This Old House” did on them and watch the video at the end! Follow this link to check it out: thisoldhouse.
And to learn more about Cathy Scott and her crime novels, visit her website at http://www.cathyscott.com/.