Our client this week, Jake Holmes, is our dear friend Jimmy Don’s son! He works with his dad in the metal shop, and wanted to stay nearby the shop in his hometown of Crawford, right outside of Waco. Since he was looking to stay close by, he and Jimmy Don decided he could renovate this old home on Jimmy Don’s land. The building hadn’t been updated in years, but it was pretty well-maintained. The real challenge was that the entire house was only 750 square feet. That’s right—a tiny house! Thankfully, this being a bachelor pad meant that Jake only really needed the basics, so with some creativity and a new style direction, we were able to turn this little place into a perfect first house for him.
The inspiration materials I used to interpret the style of the family’s home
In this space I wanted everything to feel really natural and cozy—like a cabin, but also clean and modern. Incorporating the outdoors was at the top of my list, and I also loved the idea of incorporating the nostalgia of a simpler time. Jimmy Don really wanted us to change the pitch of this roof. He was not a fan gambrel roof style, so we changed things up and went with the Salt Box architecture which Jimmy Don and Jake both liked. Overall I went with warm wood tones, a dark, masculine color palette, and modern iron details.
Objective | Create a kitchen that is large enough to be functional without completely reworking the footprint
Objective | Maximize the square footage by being creative with design
Objective | Utilize windows and the new pitch of the roof to make this master bedroom feel large for Jake
Objective | Update the exterior to look like a masculine mountain cabin
I’ve loved getting to work with Jake and Jimmy Don on this one-of-a-kind mountain cabin right in the middle of central Texas. So many of the elements of this home were custom made especially for Jake’s tiny house, making it truly unique. Jake, I hope you enjoy your cozy new bachelor pad! Welcome home.