Tiny House Tuesday: Cottage Quaint
November 4, 2008
WHO: Tim and Diana Hammer
WHERE: Ballard, a Seattle neighborhood
WHAT: A revamped cottage + outbuilding
SIZE: 550 square feet (main house); 120 square feet (freestanding guestroom/studio)
The American Dream, architecture edition.
Tim and Diana Hammer purchased their 550-square-foot Ballard cottage in 1999. Then a dilapidated shack in need of some serious TLC, the tiny space wasn’t quite what the pair had in mind as the perfect newlywed nest.
But instead of razing the existing structure, the Hammers opted to rework the former fisherman’s flophouse, creating an open, inviting space that’s anything but cramped. Moreover, they rebuilt an existing outbuilding, outfitting it with reused and donated materials to create a functional guesthouse and studio space, and Diana landscaped the property with low-maintenance native plants. Quaint, cute, and totally tiny, this place is the pinnacle of living Small with style; check out the rest of the photos, and you’ll see what I mean.
Image: Lara Swimmer for Northwest Home