The Cube House by AR Architects is a great example of how a cool house can be built on a long and narrow lot. The long concrete bench that runs the length of the house and then continues into the exterior courtyard is my favorite part of this clever house. This bench also plays the role of a seat and a storage – so comfy and practical! The way the home opens to the exterior makes this smaller house bigger, expanding its living space. The interior is rather modern and simple: neutral colors, mostly white, not much furniture not to clutter the space.