A Small Modern Home with a Big Impact in Charlotte

A small plot typically yields a small home, but space limitations didn’t stop architecture studio Wittehaus from designing a spacious modern abode. The result, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a home that boasts four large bedrooms and an open floor plan despite its 1,990-square-foot footprint.

The exterior looks tiny, but upon stepping inside visitors are greeted by a light-filled open floor plan that provides a new perspective. The space begins with a dining area and leads to a living room and a full kitchenette. Large sliding glass doors in the living space lead out to the front porch, while glass doors in the kitchen lead to a sitting area at the back.

Designed for contemporary living, the home features an independent suite that can be sectioned off as space for family members that move in, a home office, or an Airbnb. The residence’s modern and space-saving interior resembles an urban apartment but without the claustrophobia that comes with typical city living.

Near the front entrance, a wood staircase with a metal panel detail leads to the second floor, which includes spacious bedrooms, each with multiple windows to let in light, a small living area the connects the rooms and a balcony.

The home was built for energy conscious residents, as it is prepped for a Solar Panel system and a car charging station.

Emily Engle is a freelance writer based in NYC with an interest in all things design, specifically the design process. When she's not writing about design, Emily can either be found taking care of her 31 houseplants, going on "nature" walks in her neighborhood or studying Japanese.