This darling guest house, nicknamed the “mini-mansion,” was designed to look like a miniature version of the accompanying main house. It was built by Thordarson Construction Inc., is only 500 square feet (47 square meters) and is located in the Irvington Historic District in Portland.
Although the footprint is tiny, the layout still manages to pack in plenty of functional living space, including a living room, a full kitchen, a bedroom and even a laundry room. The decor is simple and sophisticated, done in mostly grays and whites for a fresh, clean look.
The living area doubles as an office space. When square footage is limited, rooms can serve double duty with well-planned furniture placement.
The soaring vaulted ceiling helps the great room feel more spacious. The kitchen features light gray cabinets and luxurious marble countertops.
The building was converted from a garage, and the entrance is the same size as the original garage door. The new French doors let in lots of gorgeous natural light.
The bedroom is big enough to fit a queen-size bed. A dresser fits perfectly in a nook to maximize floor space.
Gray cabinets in the bathroom match the kitchen in style for a coherent look throughout the house.