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November 19, 2013
Our annual small spaces issue is on newsstands now. To celebrate the theme—one of our most-popular—we've gathered seven petite residences from the Small Spaces, Big Ideas edition, which range from the Hollywood home of a Mad Men actor to a compact lakeside getaway and more.
elevated deckhouse in england exterior
High & Tight

A design-minded pair ensures that their tiny 538-square-foot seaside getaway in Hampshire, England, is shipshape. Photo by Ben Anders.

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Originally appeared in An Elevated Deckhouse in England
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A guesthouse conversion in San Francisco
Pump Up the Volume

Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a San Francisco project built on a footprint measuring just 93 square feet. Photo by Cesar Rubio.

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Originally appeared in A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco
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open plan concrete home in japan
A Slice of Light

In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a 793-square-foot home out of canted concrete boxes. Photo by Iwan Baan.

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Originally appeared in Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan
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Modern bayfront house in Chile
Mother Nature's Son

Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring $20,000 budget. Photo by Roland Halbe.

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Originally appeared in A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile
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hollywood cabin loft garden
Inside the Actor's Studio

Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser has all he needs in his compact, 580-square-foot Hollywood abode. Photo by Joe Pugliese.

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Originally appeared in The Tiny Hollywood Home of Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser
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woodwork portland renovation dining room
Ready for Anything

Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family. Photo by Lincoln Barbour.

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Originally appeared in Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
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wood clad exterior in Austin
It Takes A Village

A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision for a diminutive, low-key, 480-square-foot lakeside getaway.

Originally appeared in Small and Modern: A Family Lakeside Getaway in Texas
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elevated deckhouse in england exterior
High & Tight

A design-minded pair ensures that their tiny 538-square-foot seaside getaway in Hampshire, England, is shipshape. Photo by Ben Anders.

Photo by Ben Anders.

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