This Hip Granny Flat Seems To Float Among The Trees

This 592 sq. ft. home in Queensland, Australia might be called a “granny flat” because of its practicality but you won’t find any mothballs, chotchkes, or wild wallpaper. This accessory dwelling has enough clever features to accommodate anyone who has a sense of style thanks to the collaboration effort between Baahouse + Baastudio and Kim Alexander builders, who delivered on their promise to construct a fashionable secondary dwelling on the owner’s property. With lower construction costs and advances in prefab and modular design approach, it makes sense to build a small place like this to keep your aging parents, or “returned to nest” college graduates out of your hair. Plus if there’s no full-time occupant, you always have Airbnb as an option to pull in a few extra bucks to offset a mortgage.

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This particular design seems to float among the trees thanks to the steel beam foundation that raises it above the ground. The designers found a perfect blend of hip modern aesthetic and a touch of country with the wedge shape and pitched roof, plus the huge deck that wraps around the house adds a ton of extra space to relax.

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The living room and bedroom each extend right onto the deck, accessible through large sliding glass doors and covered by the cantilevered roof.

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The living room especially makes great use of the deck, basically doubling the floor space as the two areas seamlessly blend together with the doors are wide open.

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Inside you’ll find tastefully Scandinavian style decorations, with lots of white, a splash of color, and plenty of open space. A galley kitchen offers plenty of space to prep and cook, with the island featuring a built in sink and seating for 3-4 on the barstools.

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h/t Freshome

 

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