Check Out This Amazing Guest House: 600 Square Feet of Luxury

You'll want to take a closer look at this guesthouse that is nicer than the average home but also smaller than the average home at just 600 square feet. The small house plan was designed by Eric Shepherd Architects, a custom home that serves as a guesthouse in one family's California backyard. The guesthouse cottage is styled to match the main house for consistency, creating an overall flawless home design. Inside you'll find high, vaulted ceilings with a full kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. There's also a front porch and lush greenery surrounding the small home.

The California tiny home was created specifically for the comfort of visiting family and friends, it sits a stone’s throw away from the main residence, surrounded by lush gardens and tall trees. The setting is peaceful and quiet. The tiny house is big enough for two and makes such effective use of space, it’s the perfect inspiration for anyone thinking about downsizing. When you sit on the covered porch of the main residence, you have a clear view of the guest house. Architect Eric Shephard describes the main residence as a classic farmhouse with Tudor roots. He custom-designed the guest house to mirror that style.

A pergola frames the front porch, offering a comfortable, shaded sitting area. Another view of the guest house with privacy fence and vine-covered arbor. French doors open to a small, but impressive living space. The tiny home has soaring ceilings and plenty of windows to give the house a sense of spaciousness. The kitchen features tall cabinets and standard-sized appliances, which is a rare luxury in small houses. There is a table for two that looks out at the gardens and main residence. The tiny home has built-in bookcases and cabinets which provide extra storage. The kitchen island is free-standing. The home has pale flooring, so effective in a small space, which extends throughout the living area and into the bedroom. The bedroom has soothing colors of tan and blue, making it a relaxing retreat. The chandelier is pure elegance. The tiny home has natural wood for the vanity and a mirror that work well with the flooring.

Farmhouse style is an interior design style that prioritizes practicality, simplicity, and rustic charm. While farmhouse design style tends to reflect the aesthetics of rural architectural design, it also embraces modern comforts, creating a look that feels both cozy and stylish. Some common elements of modern farmhouse design include reclaimed wood,

barnboard details, big comfortable furniture, architectural salvage, pine furniture, wrought iron accents, wide plank floors, and vintage accessories. Farmhouse design is so popular as it has a warm, approachable feel to it, which is soothing for most people. It is also quite versatile and works great with many other styles like the traditional or industrial decor. You can get the farmhouse look in your home by using neutral colors on the walls, mixing old and new elements, avoiding bright colors, using wire baskets, incorporating wood, using farmhouse light fixtures, and painting old furniture.

More about this story can be found at: Shepard Eric Architects, Inc.

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