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April 24, 2014
At under 2,000 square feet, these charming Midwestern homes show that living in a small space can be glamorous and practical even beyond the city limits.
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In the heart of rural Iowa, a farmhouse with a footprint of only 950 square feet shows how small spaces can be highly functional. Photo by Mark Mahaney.

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Northwest of Chicago, a 1,200-square-foot home is the perfect location for comfortably viewing the area's rolling hills and dairy farms.

Originally appeared in Labor of Loved Ones
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A Wisconsin summer home stands up to the elements while embracing the greenery just beyond its doors. Photo by George Heinrich.

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A 1912 schoolhouse offers a couple just enough space. An open concept living room and kitchen space fill the former classroom. 

Originally appeared in Living in a 1912 Schoolhouse
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The house, which was built in 1922.

In Minneapolis, a 1,000-square-foot home built in 1922 gained an extra 600 square feet during renovation, but still fits neatly into its lot. Photo by Chad Holder.

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Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects was asked to design a retreat for visiting families on an idyllic lakeside expanse of land at a boarding school for troubled teens, Star Commonwealth in Albion, Michigan. To drastically reduce a

At 1,100 square feet, a modular prefab home in Michigan follows the gentle slope of the land, with large windows that allow in ample light.

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Philippe Starck’s outdoor chairs for Kartell provide cozy fireside seating. These and the sofa version were selected by Salmela. “They’re very much an art form,” he says.

A couple's island cabin in Wisconsin features a patio with a fireplace that provides warmth in cool summer evenings. Photo by Chad Holder.

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yum yum farm house kitchen storage space ladder

In the heart of rural Iowa, a farmhouse with a footprint of only 950 square feet shows how small spaces can be highly functional. Photo by Mark Mahaney.

Photo by Mark Mahaney.

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