For a long time, the Small House countermovement was reserved for those who wanted a simpler, financially unburdened life. Today, however, even those in the ranks of Louis Vuitton are joining the shake-up and finding creative ways to downsize without downgrading.
The reason? We think it has a lot to do with the simple elegance of pared-down living. As one CNN article put it, “There’s … the intangible delight derived from cooking in a kitchen where everything is within arms’ reach, or eating off the beautiful china set that was locked in a cabinet when [the owners] lived in a 1,500-square foot home.”
Sofie Borges put it another way: “The simple things are now the rare things, and as luxury has always been about the rarified, the most profound embodiment of such luxury manifest is the ability to gain the freedom to enjoy it.”
We concur. Here are a few little houses that make us want to take a hiatus from our fast-paced, busy SoCal life for something a little more sublime: