Budget Breakdown: A Miami Designer Builds a 400-Square-Foot Backyard House for $140.5K

Emma Pereira drew inspiration from Japanese micro homes to build Atelier Lumi, a tiny studio and guesthouse.
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Inspired by Japanese design and driven by the need for additional space, Venezuela-born architect and designer Emma Pereira of Emmanuelle Design built a 400-square-foot guesthouse and studio in the backyard of her home in Miami’s Buena Vista neighborhood. Atelier Lumi, as it’s called, is a white stucco-clad refuge where sunlight, texture, and form create a voluminous sense of calm and understated beauty.

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Laura Mauk
Laura Mauk writes about architecture and design for Dwell, Wallpaper*, the San Francisco Chronicle, Interiors and Luxe.


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