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Our award for the BEST SMALL HOME this year goes to Nir Pearlson for this 800-sq.-ft. secondary dwelling in Eugene, Ore. Set among existing gardens, the third-party certified green house relies on shared spaces and connections to the outdoors to seem larger than its physical boundaries.

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Jennifer McDaniel
Just beautiful
The Cynic
Why do companies charge more for a small house than an average sized house. It's ridiculous and really takes away the incentive to go smaller. Some of these small houses are priced the same, if not more, than an average 1,200 sq. ft. home.
John Johnson
This is an episode of Portlandia.
the house is stunning. well done. I agree with the owner. it feels like a safe haven 👍🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
I wonder if these people have any actual friends. I mean who would want to listen to them go on about how superior they are?
Scott Brazinsky
after 1 minute of bullshit,goodbye.
Jon Seymour
Colour scheme and layout from the 70's. Very old-school. I take it they are not into modern architecture?
Jenn L
Anyone know what the name of the song playing in the background?
I have been looking at this home for quite awhile. I like the size, the openness, high windows and ceiling. They must have put quite a bit of money into the materials, more than I would do. An architect friend said you could build this for about $100k. I also would add a greenhouse on the side to expand the size a bit and provide more storage. Not crazy about colors but would probably pick out colors for living near the beach. I love it.
Alonnie Milligan
lovely home
Changing Things
To the haters, you eternally confuse me.

I am going to build this house on ten acres.

Hdhdh Hzhsjd
Still one of my favorite tiny/small homes.
Jenn L
Dramatic? Yes! To me though, the house is beautifully designed and I love the color scheme.
Bęllã Mâríkît
Amazing... Can I have the floor plan for this house?
Thanks in advance
Everblue Freediving
omg...couldn't watch because they wouldn't shutup..maybe they should get a room....I'm looking for design ideas..tell me dimensions, how design goals are addressed. ..
Everblue Freediving
omg...couldn't watch because they wouldn't shutup..maybe they should get a room....I'm looking for design ideas..tell me dimensions, how design goals are addressed. ..
Guennadi Kamaev
This house cost $800.000
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Custom built English manor home inspired by the prominent architect, Edwin Lutyens, whose influence is seen in the faades balance and symmetry enhanced by the Flemish bond brick and fieldstone exterior, as well as the multiple thickness, textured Vermont slate roof. The travertine foyer with elliptical curved staircase is flanked by the study with 12 ceiling and distressed cherry paneling. With a full wall of French doors with arched transoms and a view to lush gardens beyond, the grandroom is t he focal point of the home for entertaining and family celebrations. Gracious dining is superb in the banquet-size dining room with hand-painted wall. Opulent main level master suite with fireside sitting room overlooking the pool. The travertine bath boasts a soaking tub and large shower with body massage and steam. Chefs kitchen with hand-crafted cherry cabinetry, lime-washed island, honed granite counters and commercial grade appliances. The family room with wormy chest barrel ceiling and fieldstone fireplace is open to the kitchen creating the true heart of the home. Five bedrooms and four and a half baths are on the upper level, in addition to a bonus room that is ideal as a den or playroom and opens to a loggia with a view of the beautiful grounds. Impressive 3-story rear staircase with hand-hammered metal balusters and conservatory style skylight leads to finished terrace level. Unique finishing includes hand-hewn timbers in coffered ceiling, extensive stonework, and handscraped walnut flooring. Tuscan style kitchen is perfect for entertaining and is especially convenient for catering an event. Stained glass windows from an Irish pub highlight the fully equipped media room. In addition to three large game/rec rooms there is a gym and full bath + half bath. A safe room and wine cellar with tasting room are special features. Enjoy outdoor living in privacy as the lush landscape envelopes the 1.8 acre setting. An English garden, salt water pool and meandering stone pathways laced with perennial flowers and shrubs are further enhanced with dramatic mood lighting. A covered rear porch and pool pavilion provide the perfect place for alfresco dining. A lighted tennis court and open grassy lawn at the rear of the property are sheer nirvana for the sports-minded buyer. Four-car garage and adjoining porte-cochere allow for convenient parking. A carriage house style apartment above the garage is perfect as an artist studio, au pair suite, home office, etc. Phenomenal estate custom built by rick green on 1.8 ac, supreme quality/craftsmanship thruout w/finest details and features. Expansive rooms. Main lvl owner"s ste offers total privacy/luxury. Fine architectural appt. Barrel ceil in fr. Opens to gorgeous kit w/ top line appliances/reclaimed beamed ceil. 5br/4ba up + bon rm. Terr lvl offers wine cellar/theater rm/gym/double rec rm w/ bar + kit. Absolutely magnificent grounds, salt water pool/cabana view. English garden stone pathway to lighted tennis ct and large grass lawn. Features are infinite. Truly one of atl finest.