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Nonya Grenader

After devouring the portfolio of architect Nonya Grenader,, I am inspired to grab a crowbar, tear down my house and rebuild it. Let me show you what I'm talking about. This first house is 500 sq. ft. It was refitted with a new core of bath, kitchen, and mechanical elements. The scruffy patchwork ceiling and floors give the place so much character. Most people would have repainted. I LOOOOOVE IT!!!

The next one is the Extra Small House designed for one or two people. It is 500 sq. ft and had a budget of $25,000. Storage and services were placed along the west wall so that the living space could remain uncluttered. Great use of raw materials.

More of Nonya's work because I just can't get enough....

Reader Comments (12)

Omigosh. The minimalist in me would love to move into the first house and not add or change a thing.

9 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

I've added this post to my "ideas for the new house" file. I love the ceiling in that first house - the way it honours the history of the place!

And the wall o' bookshelves in the dining room....

9 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBarb McMahon

Love the design.The lighting is awesome

9 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

i love these!

9 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucky

These houses blow my mind! I cannot believe they are only 500 sq ft. That is truly impressive, and shows you don't need a humongous house for gorgeous design. Love it!

9 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Sassy Kathy

I *LOVE* these! We're thinking of getting rid of our 3 bd and moving into a 300 sq foot shack, so these are perfect for inspiration. I sent this post to my husband.

I read your blog everyday and I should comment more on the incredible job you're doing! These places are AMAZING and I felt exactly the same way... where is the sledge hammer?! Incredible! Thanks for sharing!

9 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Sweet! I love these spaces! I can't believe how much potential such a tiny place can have.

Okay, that's it. I'm buying a 500 sq ft house! If I were to go that route we'd actually be able to afford one right now!

9 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin Lang Norris


9 Oct 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

O.K. Another person (me) in love these. I live VERY happily in a 430 square foot place...so, wow, these are HUGE!
Noted: Shiny floors really do bounce light around and make a space look so much grander!

9 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAMR

These two small houses were associated with Rice Architecture Students in the Rice Building Workshop program. Check out Nonya's website to read more about them. Also check out www.arch.rice.edu

9 Oct 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

this is fantastic so glad i stopped by!

9 Oct 2008 | Unregistered Commenternadia

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