Gallery: Ames Cottage: A Small Space Marvel with Historic Roots


One trend we noticed in this year’s AIA Homes Tours in San Francisco was how the frugal use of floor space and an abundance of natural light can add volume to otherwise downsized floor plans. Boor Bridges Architects managed to do just this in the adaptive re-use of a 1940s tap dancing studio, formerly used by famed dancer Betty Mae, into a kind of urban luxury cottage marked by modern minimalism and subtle hints of years past.

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  2. Stacey W September 22, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    This is such a cool looking home. I’m trying to create something similar, but since I don’t have as much natural light as those pics above, I was looking to imitate it with some fluorescent replacements I found at a local store:

    My question is that it doesn’t even seem to hardly be any lights in this home, is that possible or am I missing something?



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