Small modern house with Japanese style architecture built on tiny lot of land. If you are looking for small house plans under 1000 sq ft, this small house design on narrow lot will be good inspiration. Dogleg form chosen for the layout of this small two-story house plan to take better air, light, and green views of surrounding. The angular shape of dogleg floor plan bring better air ventilation, natural lighting, and of course better views of surrounding panorama because angular form bring more openings. So, although living in a small house of urban area, the young family who become dweller of this small Japanese house can still feel sensation of outdoor lifestyle.
As mentioned above, this small modern house is less than 1000 square feet. Total building area is 68.84 sqm or approximately 740.98 square feet. First floor or ground floor area is approximately 33 sqm while second floor area is 35 sqm. With 87.08 m2 of narrow lot or approximately 937.32 sq.ft site area, there is still enough land in front of the building to become a carport.
This small unique house is one bedroom house but with its two volume treehouse-like addition, two more tiny bedroom created. This nice small house built with steel frame structure with skillion roof finishing. Second floor of this house has high ceiling. Taking advantage of its steel frame structure and its high ceiling of second floor, two volume box treehouse-like inserted. The two treehouse-like volume perched on steel beams structure. One volume box of treehouse inserted above kitchen area. Second volume box of treehouse inserted above living area. Right now, the two treehouses become attractive playground for the children. For future living spaces, those two treehouses volume maybe become future bedroom for the kids.
To get better understanding of this house scheme, lets get descriptive house tour. From the street, you can concrete paving for car parking. The house itself has grey exterior appearance. For the first floor wooden planks cladding decorated the house exterior, while smooth polished cement mortar become exterior decor for the second floor.
Behind the entrance door, mudroom or entrance foyers exist. From the entrance foyer, you can directly go to upstairs because the stair placed in front of mudroom area. Next to the stair is passage to master bedroom. Right side of entrance foyer consist storage area and bathroom. The bathroom consist of bathtub, shower, and lavatory. The bathroom open to tiny outdoor garden. Another storage room that can be accessed from bedroom exist. Well, that bedroom storage room can be walk-in closet. Upstairs, large single room exist. The second floor of this small house consist of kitchen, dining area and tatami area in front of the kitchen, and living area with access to balcony.
The uniquness of this small house is its exposed beams structure of second floor. The beams become multifunction equipment beside as core structure construction. The steel beams can be base to hang kids’ swing, a hammock, etc. So what about this small modern house interior design? Like any other Japanese style home, the interior and decorating inside this house has minimalist interior concept. White wall combine with brown tone of wooden flooring and wooden furniture. Two treehouses box volume also retained its original appearance; brown wood tone. Credit & source: Yuki Miyamoto Architect.