If you’ve ever dreamed of a French pied-a-terre, this tiny home nestled in an alleyway of Bordeaux will steal your Francophile heart.
FairCompanies.com shares the story of an architect with an amazing vision who turned a run-down garage into a beautiful home. The design incorporates a large patio that brightens up the previously windowless space. A sliding barn door allows for the house to open up to the street. The before and after images of this transition are unbelievable.
The success of the space hinges on a large piece of furniture that serves as storage, sitting space, workspace and bathroom. Atop the cube is the bedroom, a cozy nest perched above the rest of the home.
“It’s a big piece of wooden furniture that has all the functions of the home,” said architect Matthieu de Marien. “Because the idea is that everything will be concentrated around this 10 cubic meter cube. Everything will be concentrated inside to liberate the rest of the space.”
The conversion demonstrates a key benefit of small homes: Being able to live in a five-star locale on a limited budget.
Thanks to Kirsten Dirksen of FairCompanies.com for posting this video on YouTube: