This “tiny” home, built in Jupiter, FL, is the epitome of an indoor/outdoor residence, and was designed for a client who had lots of input on this home’s design, says Melody Smith of Melody Smith Interiors in West Palm Beach, FL.
Completed earlier this year, 2020, the home started out as a run-down hoarder’s shack, but the owner had vision and the property had potential, with a mix of wetlands and higher ground, mature trees and a country setting that is within 10 minutes of any amenity you could possibly want or need. (Plus the neighbor has peacocks, which is kind of fun if you don't mind the noise and them hanging out on your deck.)
This is a weekend getaway, country pool house for the couple who owns it. They are in real estate development with properties that span from Orlando south to Miami. The owner is a really hands-on, creative guy. The outdoor shower and the rustic bathroom are his custom babies. In the main bathroom, he made the sink vanity, the plumbing parts and the tub, including the trimmed cut-out scoop and teak shower floor grid.
When it came to the furnishings, only the one-off and quirky would do. In keeping with the theme ecological utopia, I was challenged to source from custom shops, local artisans and my own warehouse stock.
On that note, we got lucky. The bright orange chairs were in my warehouse and perfectly complemented the outdoor fireplace that we used as the starting point and built the entire look around. For the rest of the living room the small sofa is from Anthropologie, the pebble coffee table is iconic Phillips Collection, and the live-edge sofa table was custom-made by a local artisan.
The rest of the items were either custom made (the porch swing and the bedside tables), sourced from local shops (table top lighting, art, accessories, barstools and assorted seating for the bedrooms and the office, and area rugs) including my favorite junque shop (the pine dining table) Nothing precious in this home. Just fun, interesting and livable. While small, this indoor/outdoor oasis is a great space for sheltering in place.
Don't you just want to move in tomorrow? The stunning photography is courtesy of Brantley Photography.