Many people build their homes to stand out, but sisters Grace Emmons and Maddy Hirshan didn’t want to detract from their beautiful surroundings in the Santa Monica Mountains. So, they opted to design a 320-square-foot tiny home that ensured the landscape was really the star of the show.
Their award-winning tiny home, which they designed themselves and had crafted by Made Relative, is a stone’s throw from the Topanga State Park in California. It boasts private access to the state park trail and is nestled within one acre of forest property, with nature well and truly on the doorstep.
Grace and Maddy’s goal was to keep their home small while being clever with aesthetics to connect with nature. From its picturesque location to be admired from the wrap-around deck to the abundance of windows for natural lighting and views, this tiny home has it all.
Maddy described their delightful holiday home as ‘modern meets mountain’, and it’s an indoor-outdoor retreat of which they can be proud.
Sisters Grace Emmons and Maddy Hirshan designed a tiny home and had Made Relative bring it to life. The 320-square-foot holiday home is tucked under oaks on a one-acre forest property, with private state park trail access in the Santa Monica Mountains, just outside Topanga State Park.
The wrap-around deck is one of the property’s highlights, boasting private canyon views. The sisters also like to watch the moon rise and spend many an evening star-gazing.
This quaint tiny home is 30 feet with a 14-foot-high ceiling. The white walls and abundance of windows make it open and bright while offering the illusion of space.
The tiny home is a beautiful combination of rustic and modern, with exposed beams, wood flooring, and elegant furniture.
While the tiny home is built for holidaying, there is a convenient workstation, should it be required. It’s located in the heart of the house with a live-edge desk and built-in storage cubbies.
The living area is deceivingly spacious with plenty of storage, open shelving, and a wall-mounted smart TV. The combination of natural wood with white enhances the space.
A luxurious and comfortable velvet sofa is the highlight of the living space, which is slightly elevated above the rest of the ground floor by a few steps.
The sisters thought of everything while designing their holiday home. A large bar is positioned in front of a window, so they can take advantage of the views while working, dining, or simply relaxing.
No tiny home is complete without a kitchen, and this one is spectacular. It boasts a full-size oven, farmhouse sink, and all the kitchen essentials. It also carries on the same décor as the rest of the tiny house, combining white and wood, including a white faucet.
Live-edge shelves are the star of the show in the kitchen, functioning as extra storage and a feature in the already stunning kitchen.
Storage can be found almost everywhere in this tiny home. Storage cabinets are tucked away under each step leading up to the bedroom, and there’s a closet underneath the landing with pull-out racks for clothing to hang wrinkle-free.
Accessible via stairs is a private sleeping loft featuring a queen bed. This white, bright space has enough space to sit but not stand.
The tiny home’s bathroom is located under the bedroom with everything you’d need for a long-term stay. It has a washer/dryer combo unit and a full-size shower.
There’s no shortage of storage space in the bathroom, with cabinetry for towels and other items and a large mirror to make the room look even larger. A beautiful wooden counter pairs beautifully with the white cabinetry.
There is a toilet nook located next to the full-size shower. – The sisters rent their lovely tiny house out on Airbnb. Get more info and book a stay here