7 Small Beach Houses We Love

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February 14, 2014
These seven properties show that when it comes to vacations homes, less can certainly be more.
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  With an interior space comprising less than 450 square feet, this Stinson Beach, California home maximizes the family's immersion in the area's moderate climate, providing domestic comforts and a sheltered lookout place.   Photo by: Mathew Scott

    With an interior space comprising less than 450 square feet, this Stinson Beach, California home maximizes the family's immersion in the area's moderate climate, providing domestic comforts and a sheltered lookout place. 

    Photo by: Mathew Scott

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  1,200 square feet and 60 steps from the beach, the Fisher family's Long Island home maximizes light to amplify openess in the four bedroom two bathroom space.   Photo by: Richard Foulser

    1,200 square feet and 60 steps from the beach, the Fisher family's Long Island home maximizes light to amplify openess in the four bedroom two bathroom space. 

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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  Steven Johanknecht's creative renovation of Sophie Howard's 500 square foot trailer in Malibu, California establishes that the proverbial blank canvas comes in many sizes.   Photo by: Spencer Lowell

    Steven Johanknecht's creative renovation of Sophie Howard's 500 square foot trailer in Malibu, California establishes that the proverbial blank canvas comes in many sizes. 

    Photo by: Spencer Lowell

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   Building this 1,900 square foot home in Big Sur, California was a delicate feat for Carmel architecture firm Carver & Schicketanz, who operated with deep consciousness of the environment throughout the home's construction.   Courtesy of: Robert Canfield

     Building this 1,900 square foot home in Big Sur, California was a delicate feat for Carmel architecture firm Carver & Schicketanz, who operated with deep consciousness of the environment throughout the home's construction. 

    Courtesy of: Robert Canfield

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  The bold colors and wide windows of this three bedroom, three bathroom 2,000 square foot house in Venice, California reflect the attitude of 'restrained exuberance' with which the house was constructed.   Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

    The bold colors and wide windows of this three bedroom, three bathroom 2,000 square foot house in Venice, California reflect the attitude of 'restrained exuberance' with which the house was constructed. 

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  Minimalist Matt Jacobson's Manhattan Beach home of just under 900 square feet was calculated and constructed to serve his need for the perfect surf haven.   Courtesy of: Dave Lauridsen

    Minimalist Matt Jacobson's Manhattan Beach home of just under 900 square feet was calculated and constructed to serve his need for the perfect surf haven. 

    Courtesy of: Dave Lauridsen

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  Despite the 1,900 square feet limit architect Cass Calder Smith faced in its renovation, this Stinson Beach, California home feels as spacious and uninhibited as the water lapping beneath its tiered dock.   Courtesy of: Matthew Millman

    Despite the 1,900 square feet limit architect Cass Calder Smith faced in its renovation, this Stinson Beach, California home feels as spacious and uninhibited as the water lapping beneath its tiered dock. 

    Courtesy of: Matthew Millman

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