Wood Frame Townhouse That’s Only 20 Feet Wide

This contemporary townhouse in Brooklyn is only 20 foot wide but it's totally comfortable for living

This contemporary townhouse in Brooklyn is only 20 foot wide but it's totally comfortable for living

This wood frame town house by BFDO Architects is only 20-foot-wide and has a tiny side yard and front and back extensions. How to live comfortably with such a layout? The architect and designer team showed that it’s totally possible and can be done with style.

The team revamped the layout and modified room sizes by cutting into and expanding the volume in certain areas. In the front, a covered porch and mudroom were carved into the volume allowing the door to be set perpendicular to the street. The back extension was enlarged to 15-feet-wide making way for a new kitchen and office nook.

The architects incorporated skylights, corner windows, and floor-to-ceiling windows to bring in much needed natural light to the end unit. Corner windows bring in additional natural light while increasing diagonal views. To ensure the newly lightened front portion remained that way, the stairs were moved to the other side and are now lit from an above skylight.

As for interior decor, the rooms are contemporary with a slight mid-century modern feel. The living room and dining space are united into one layout, the kitchen features a small and light-filled home office nook. The bathrooms combine bold tiles with oak details for a casual but sophisticated look.

The backyard of the house is tiny, with some succulents and herbs growing for a natural feel

The backyard of the house is tiny, with some succulents and herbs growing for a natural feel

The living room and dining space are united into one layout, the living room features a large grey corner sofa

The living room and dining space are united into one layout, the living room features a large grey corner sofa

A built-in fireplace adds coziness and there's a comfy reading nook by the window

A built-in fireplace adds coziness and there's a comfy reading nook by the window

The dining space features a wooden table and orange wooden chairs

The dining space features a wooden table and orange wooden chairs

The kitchen si done with white upper and stained wooden cabinets plus a comfy kitchen island

The kitchen si done with white upper and stained wooden cabinets plus a comfy kitchen island

There's a cozy and comfy home office nook in the kitchen filled with light

There's a cozy and comfy home office nook in the kitchen filled with light

The powder room shows off a statement wall with gorgeous blue printed tiles and a round mirror

The powder room shows off a statement wall with gorgeous blue printed tiles and a round mirror

I love the idea of skylights to add natural light to the spaces, which could be dark without them

I love the idea of skylights to add natural light to the spaces, which could be dark without them

The master bedroom features a wooden bed, some nightstands and sconces and a gorgeous artwork from personal owners' photos

The master bedroom features a wooden bed, some nightstands and sconces and a gorgeous artwork from personal owners' photos

The bathroom is serene, with white tiles and a floating light-colored wood vanity

The bathroom is serene, with white tiles and a floating light-colored wood vanity

The shower space is done in white tiles with glass for a seamless look

The shower space is done in white tiles with glass for a seamless look

The kids' room is done in a creative way with a wooden bed up placed on shelving units and with a desk down

The kids' room is done in a creative way with a wooden bed up placed on shelving units and with a desk down

The second bathroom is done with peaceful light blue penny tiles, it's very relaxing

The second bathroom is done with peaceful light blue penny tiles, it's very relaxing

Source: design-milk