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San Francisco brick boiler room turned industrial tiny house

Architect Christi Azevedo transformed a tiny boiler room in her San Francisco backyard into a compact home crafted like custom furniture. Trained in metalworking and furniture building, everything is tailored to create a home that feels much larger than its 88 square feet (8 feet wide by 11 feet deep).

A year and a half in the making, Azevedo rebuilt the rundown space often using reclaimed metal and wood and scrap material from other jobs. Always conscious of every inch, she created a minimalist ship’s ladder to a tiny mezzanine with a closet and wetbath. To reach the lofted bed(room) she put in a glass floor to avoid blocking off light from the skylight to the floor below.

The result is a mixed materials interior that feels highly crafted and what Azevedo likens to “a little piece of furniture”.