Cathy Scott spends most of her time writing and caring for her three Chihuahuas with long hair that she rescued. She found time to restore an old building that was built in 1928 to shelter gold miners from the Cuyamaca Mountains in San Diego County. After being abandoned over 50 years, she restored the 216-square-foot home to its former glory.
The original plans for the home were from Sears and Roebucks kits of the 1920s. Now, the tiny house has been fully renovated to provide everything you could possibly want in a contemporary retreat. The exterior was painted in a light brown to blend with the large deck. White accents highlight the windows and eaves.
You must pay attention to all the intricate details of the front door before you step inside! The dark color contrasts beautifully with the white interior, and warm hardwood flooring.
The living room is located just inside the entrance. There is enough space for a couch, several antique pieces and a large flat screen TV that was mounted on the wall.
The kitchen may not be large, but it is packed with full-sized appliances such as a stainless-steel stove, refrigerator, and oven. The granite countertops and creamy custom cabinets look great with a farmhouse sink.
The bedroom is a small alcove at the back of the tiny home with just enough room for a bed. The ceiling beadboard is beautiful, and we love the chandelier used as a wall sconce.
The sliding barn door was chosen because it saves valuable floor space, and keeps the hallway clear.
In the bathroom, a custom-made vanity has a round sink in dark granite and a medicine cabinet above. A tiled shower next to the sink looks like it could have been designed for a luxury spa.
This wooded retreat is all about relaxing and enjoying the surroundings. What better place to do this than on the large deck. It’s large enough to accommodate a dining table, bench and chairs. This is the perfect place for a cozy get-together with family and friends.
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To learn more about Cathy Scott, her crime novels and her website, visit http://www.cathyscott.com/.