Outdoor, Walkways, Grass, and Back Yard Sited on a 12-acre lot, the structure peaks at 25 feet at its tallest points, providing spatial balance to its compact, 530-square-foot footprint. Large windows, a skylight, and a discrete chimney were all factors that contributed to its faceted form, which project architect Jack Ryan describes as a “carved gemstone.”  Photo 8 of 12 in This Tiny New England Cottage Is a No-Frills Weekend Hideaway