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Phinney Mini
by Best Practice Architecture

Phinney Mini by Best Practice Architecture
Photo by Rafael Soldi

Best Practice Architecture has adapted the Phinney Mini cottage in Seattle, United States.

Surrounded by old-growth trees in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighbourhood, Phinney Mini is a compact cottage that demonstrates how older homes can be adapted for the modern day.

"When a young family outgrew their 1,665-square-foot 1907 cottage, they entrusted [us] to reimagine the 16-and-a-half-foot-wide two-story home as a functional and contemporary living space," said Best Practice Architecture.

The architects transformed the home's layout from a series of compartmentalised rooms into an open living space, using strategic design decisions and only a 30-square-foot extension to accommodate the family's priorities.

Named for its low-impact footprint and idyllic location, the cosy dwelling prioritises quality over quantity.

This project has been longlisted in the house extension category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Best Practice Architecture
Project: Phinney Mini

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