Straight and Narrow
Behind an unassuming 19th-century facade in Singapore's Joo Chiat neighborhood, Ching Ian and Yang Yeo's renovation of a typical...
Minimal Home on a Narrow Plot in Japan
A Japanese architect creates multi-use miracles with a home just wider than a big rig.
Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto
Facing tight building codes and an even tighter space, Karen White and David MacNaughtan needed an architect who could turn...
A Narrow Victorian in Toronto Gets a Mullet Makeover
Traditional in the front, modern in the back, this historic home ushers light in through a 14-foot glass wall.
11 Skylights Brighten a Compact, Narrow Home in Vancouver
Strategically placed windows and a neutral color palette allow this 2,200-square-foot home to boast an airy, open feel, despite...
15 Skinny Homes That Make the Most of Narrow Lots
These slender houses pack a lot of personality into tight spaces.
Cascading Levels Bring Light and Air Into a Narrow Home in Vietnam
Double Roof House in Ho Chi Minh City opens onto a front courtyard that holds the family’s drink stall business.
A Hidden Mezzanine Keeps This Narrow SoHo Loft Looking Crisp
The undulating walls of this light-filled loft reference the building’s past life as a silk warehouse.
A Couple's Denver Residence Makes Clever Use of a Narrow Plot
Moving from Lake Michigan, a savvy couple builds a dream home that's also a wise investment.
Home and Studio Maximizes Very Narrow Site in Echo Park
A house in Echo Park makes the most of its narrow lot with open-plan spaces spread out over four levels.
A Narrow Courtyard Joins a Unique Two-Family Home in Saigon
A city home honors the local culture with communal outdoor space and reclaimed materials.
A Compact, Steel-Clad Home Slots Into a Narrow Lot in Osaka, Japan
There’s a place for everything in the warm, wood-lined interior of the Toolbox House.
A Narrow Site in New Orleans Proves a Welcome Challenge for a Designer Couple
Located within a historic district, the skinny, modern box aims to fit in even though it stands out.
A Wood-Clad Beach Pad Flourishes on a Narrow Lot in Santa Monica
An architect makes the most of a narrow lot by prioritizing natural light and outdoor space over square footage.
Before & After: A Narrow Row House in Brooklyn Stretches for the Sun
Light and Air Architecture deftly extends and reimagines a Park Slope home for the owner, who grew up in the space.
A Light-Filled Atrium With a Tree House Anchors a Narrow Residence in Vietnam
Story Architecture designs an indoor/outdoor dwelling in Ho Chi Minh City with plenty of room for a family of four to work, live,...
A Tall, Skinny Home Makes the Most of a Narrow Lot in Portland, Oregon
Despite its name, Waechter Architecture’s Slender House stretches out to make its site the real home.
A Writer and Filmmaker Builds a Forever Home on a Narrow Lot in East London
The three-level design by McMahon Architecture features flowing interiors, a series of courtyards, and gorgeous materials that...
Dogtooth Brickwork Makes a Narrow London Terrace House Stand Out While Blending In
Architect Giles Bruce’s residence takes its name from the jagged pattern of bricks that covers most of its park-facing side.
A Victory Garden for the White House?
The White House groundskeepers have made some progress and have launched a gardening practice designed to be more...
An Extension With a Pool Links a Narrow Belgian Home to Its Backyard
Local firm G&G Architecten create a courtyard and a dining room with bifold doors that open completely to a landscaped garden.
A Sunny Stairwell Brings Light to an Old Shanghai Dwelling
Dark and structurally unsound, a narrow, three-story home needed to be brightened up.
This Minimalist Japanese Home Pivots Around an Indoor Garden
An indoor/outdoor courtyard allows tree branches to graze the ceiling of this narrow Osaka residence.
This “Upside-Down” House in Melbourne Shifts Shape to Accommodate a Family of Seven
On a narrow lot in suburban Australia, Cloud Architecture designs a family home with built-in flexibility.
6 Hallway Hacks to Turn Them Into Usable Space
Put your corridors to work as storage, seating, or gallery space with these ideas.
House in Suwamachi by Kazuya Saito Architects
House in Suwamachi is a minimal residence located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Kazuya Saito Architects.
House in Ohguchi by Airhouse
House in Ohguchi is a minimal residence located in Aichi, Japan, designed by Airhouse.
Only a Drone Could Capture How This House Fits on a Lot That’s Less Than 20 Feet Wide
An ultra-narrow home rises on a steep slope, wedged between two buildings, a road, and a waterway.
After a Renovation, a Classic San Francisco Victorian Is Now Bursting With Light and Color
An architect reimagines a narrow 1901 row house in Noe Valley while preserving its historic facade.
Thin, Mint: A Eco-Friendly House Rises in Compact Quarters
On a narrow site in Western Australia, Mountford Architects makes the most of a tight spot—with an eye to the future.
A Sleek Australian Dwelling Keeps its Cool With Passive Design
Outside Melbourne, a light-filled residence with a private garden cuts a narrow figure to minimize solar impact.
Vivid Accent Colors Turn This Tiny Abode Into a Dreamy Oasis
A design duo transform their Manhattan apartment from dark and cramped to sleek and loft-like.
8 Distinct Ways of Living in Japan
Size doesn't matter when these homes push the conventions of building and living in Japan.
Austin Maynard Architects Turn an Old Terrace House Into a Light-Filled Home
In Melbourne, a dark and narrow single-story terrace home gets treated to a delightful renovation with surprising features.
A Heavenly Backyard is Precise with Pebbles
A San Francisco landscape designer finds a small-space solution that’s anything but narrow-minded.
A Super Skinny London Home Hits the Market at £1M
This Victorian-era house in the South London suburb of Battersea is just seven feet and seven inches wide.

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