Tiny House with a Tiny Pool

Tiny House with a Tiny Pool

You won't believe this modern and beautiful "Monroe House" designed by Architects Clayton and Little. This modest addition ties together perfectly with the use of paint colors, wood, and house materials that make the whole design of the tiny house addition blend in smoothly.

This tiny house is a modest remodel and addition for a couple a writer and his wife, who is a professor, this tiny house project was done in two parts which allowed for the birth of the couples first child. Phase 1 of the tiny house project is a standing seam clad addition to the existing house that juts out into the rear yard, while taking cues from certain trees and landscape features already present. For the remainder of the addition the tiny house is wrapped in stained cedar siding that flows seamlessly onto the attached deck and surrounds the precast concrete dipping pool. The paint colors used create a lively palette that, even when seen from the street, they provide clues of what the backyard holds. Phase two of the addition continues with a bold color palette in the existing house. The kitchen was completely redone, with concrete countertops and floor to ceiling windows that look out to the addition. The existing bedrooms and bathroom were reconfigured in order to make the spaces more useful.

When it comes to finding an Architecture firm for building projects it helps to get to know both the designers and to look at the work they do. Clayton and Title consists of Paul Clayton of West Texas who has a quiet manner, a keen business sense, and pragmatic approach that builds on his natural talent for architecture and devotion to sculptural form. Paul was educated in both architecture and business, and he is comfortable designing classical and contemporary, residential and commercial, as well as directing the firms construction company. He responds to each project according to the projects needs, with an ability to realize detailed spaces that are inspirational, authentic, and always cognizant of the people and places involved. His ability to create symbiosis between client, staff, contractor, and design which allows Clayton & Little to expand the scope of their work while reinforcing the firms legacy of thoughtful, responsive architecture.

The other half of the Clayton and Title team is Emily Little who infuses her designs with the lives and circumstances that surround each project, where she intertwines them with both design and function. Emily is a cultural anthropologist at heart, and she has built her career on making good design accessible and attainable, often by finding the small gestures that largely improve the quality of a space. She has twice been named Austins Best Architect by the Austin Chronicle, and she is an expert in historic preservation whose work has indelibly colored the fabric of her native Austin. In addition to consistently mindful new construction, her portfolio includes residential additions, historic renovations, and commercial adaptive re-use projects that demonstrate her ability to coax dynamic new spaces from worn and tired ones, reframing their honest humanity in a new context.

You can see why learning a bit about your Architecture firm can make a difference in how you feel about your design team, with this firm the designers compliment one another and as a team bring to life the project you have in mind.

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