Canadian architects Stéphane Rasselet and Marc-André Plasse from NatureHumaine are the brains behind this small home design in Montreal, Canada. The owners idea was to make more of the existing 800-sq.-ft. compact home design, but site and regulation constraints meant a second storey or a rear addition were out of the question. The architects came up with a creative renovation solution to make this bungalow-style house work.
By creating split levels, they achieved the desired separation of floors and living spaces, while staying within the required building guidelines. The design purposely left many of the materials in their raw state, offering a rustic house style to this urban house plan. Exposed ceiling planks and warm wood floors provide the perfect contrast and balance to the white walls industrial-chic details. This small house design is indeed larger than life.