Collection by Jaime Gillin

Small and Narrow Modern Houses

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It's always fascinating to see how designers deal with tiny lots and small spaces. But when a house is also unusually narrow, that brings additional spatial challenges—often provoking out-of-the-box solutions from designers and inhabitants. Check out these five examples of surprisingly small and narrow modern houses, plucked from the pages of Dwell, and proffering unexpected approaches to storage, custom built-ins, and creative ways of cohabitating.

Karen White, David MacNaughtan, and their sons, Griffin and Finlay, hang out on the front deckof their narrow home in…
Because this house, in a converted 19th-century Singapore shophouse, is narrow and long (16 by 68 feet), the design…
Yvette Leeper-Bueno and Adrian Bueno’s home, on West 112th Street in New York City, is recognizable by its two-story…
Living small is par for the course in New York City, but accommodating a family of four in under 700 square feet rarely…
Toronto designer Julia Knezic built this house for her own family in a narrow lot next to her mom's house. Photo by…
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