In a a 970-square-foot, 17th-century house in the Swiss Alps, a series of compact rooms create a cozy living space for a family. Original wood paneling envelops the stübli, a small room designer Jonathan Tuckey decorated with a vintage cocktail chair from Poland, IKEA beanbags, architectural monographs, and a family heirloom rug.
Greg Dufner, a designer of grand spaces, packed all the essentials—and more—into his Manhattan studio of only 520 square feet. In the dining room, a pair of Grass-Seated chairs by Nakashima Studio surround a Tulip table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll.
Three small pavilions—totalling no more than 900 square feet—form a summer retreat in Vinalhaven, Maine. Situated between the main living space and the other bedroom, the middle cabin is furnished with a Calder side table by Konstantin Grcic, a vintage Dalu lamp by Vico Magistretti, and handwoven blankets from Swans Island Company.
With an inviting, open-plan living area, this 860-square-foot floating home in Copenhagen is a warm haven from the adjacent water. A Rais wood-burning stove enhances the cozy atmosphere.
An 800-square-foot live/work space in a former Montreal tire shop feels welcoming and personal, thanks to the collection of books and artwork that adorns the walls.
In Seattle, a 320-square-foot garage was recast as a comfortable studio apartment. Light cascades into the living room through a row of six insulated timber windows on the south wall.