This Snug Guesthouse in Upstate New York Is Good Enough to Live In

This Snug Guesthouse in Upstate New York Is Good Enough to Live In

By Allie Weiss
A tiny outbuilding offers a cozy living space inside a simple shell.

Jason and Suzanne Koxvold commissioned Studio Padron to design a 200-square-foot guesthouse on their Ellenville, New York, property. The geometric structure’s dark cedar cladding contrasts with the inviting interior, which is heated by a cast-iron Jøtul stove. A layer of built-in bookshelves made from felled oak lumber also helps insulate the building in winter.

If you’d like to make room for visiting friends and family without moving to a larger home, take notes from these accessory dwelling units (ADUs), lower-level guest spaces, and other inventive in-law units that treat Grandma right.

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