Live Large in a Small Space

There is just something alluring about a cozy beach cottage. See how three families make the most of their square feet—one has fewer than 380!

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Nantucket Guest Cottage
Photographer: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn, Writer: Marisa Spyker

Think Outside the Box

Michael took advantage of vertical space by topping his simple, cube-like one-story structure with wide-open cathedral ceilings that enhance the airy feeling from inside. He carried the white finish of the walls to the ceiling, and installed clerestory windows for additional brightness.

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