Industrial

 

 

You guessed it, I’m bombarding you with design stories and house features from Urban Zone. We are doing some construction on the back end of my blog as I need to avoid crashing the server again despite the spikes in readership. It’s a great problem to have. Thank you, everyone, for reading my website religiously.

Here’s a house I featured back in December 2010. It’s one of those unforgettable homes that has the personal stamp of the owners in every corner. I learned a lot from the owners of this house – that you can live in a vast space even if your lot area is just 140 square metres; and that even a triangular shaped junkyard could be transformed in to the land of your dreamhouse; and that solar panels are totally accessible and affordable these days. I adored this house… designed and conceptualized by the owner himself, Mitch Shiver, an industrial designer.

 

House of Mitch and Shelly Shivers
The house has an irregular shape (acute triangle). One side of the house points in this narrow corner. That is the depth/width of the house… for real! The Shivers chose the smallest point to be the entrance.

 

House of Mitch and Shelly Shivers
I love how the space opens up like this.

 

House of Mitch and Shelly Shivers
And there’s room for a DJ booth under the stairs. It totally packs away and stores under the steps.

 

House of Mitch and Shelly Shivers
I. Love. Shelly’s. Kitchen.

 

House of Mitch and Shelly Shivers
Mitch and Shelly’s “Happy Couch” from Heima. I dont have a photo of his work table. It was a stainless steel kitchen prep table from a fastfood place that went out of business. Note the coffee table. It’s actually a trunk filled with Mitch’s audio equipment.

 

Solar panel
Mitch told me that this solar panel is very affordable. It’s big enough to power the exhaust fan in this corner of the house, which in effect cools down the place. (It sucks hot air out). For info on solar panel dealers locally, please check hardware stores or attend those construction expos.

 

House of Mitch and Shelly Shivers
Another solar panel and louvres that help hot air escape out (Remember, hot air rises. So you don’t want hot air trapped in your top floor.)

 

House of Mitch and Shelly Shivers
All this in a property that measures only 140 square metres! Amazing. Adorable.

 

 

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