Beyond the relaxed, inviting beauty of its interiors, this tiny home reflects the signature craftsmanship of the young American brand. A harmonious mix of form and function translates to a smart layout for generous accommodation with unexpected perks. High-quality furniture, premium finishes, and carefully selected appliances add a touch of luxury. Outer Banks is like a dream beach house that can fit in anywhere and offer full comfort to its guests.
Outer Banks is neither too flashy nor so modest that it goes unnoticed. The board and batten siding with Pacific Cedar accents give it a contemporary, chic look. You'll notice all the different-sized windows that are, together with the large glass doors, part of the same beach house esthetics, all about bringing the outdoors in. The tiny Cedar deck with a wooden awning system is a thoughtful addition that extends the indoor/outdoor flow.
The color palette adds relaxing teal and dark brown accents to the traditional bright white for the walls and ceilings. This strong contrast is specific to coastal styles, where vibrant colors with dark accents create a fresh, striking result. Various natural materials are used for adding texture, together with a skillful mix of copper, brass, and matte black hardware.
The wide-plank Oak hardwood floors with a distressed look are particularly reminiscent of beach houses. The walnut countertops match the furniture in deep shades of brown, bringing out the Zen-like quality of the teal blue accents beautifully. A striking contrast was also obtained thanks to the dark wooden beams on the ceiling, which also create depth and add visual interest.
Like any home inspired by the ocean, Outer Banks was made for enjoying the fabulous views. Its compact lounge is surrounded by them and bathed in natural light throughout the day. A surprisingly spacious dining table with three seats is also strategically placed in front of the window. On the opposite side, the kitchen countertops seem to highlight the maritime-inspired window with a hexagonal shape.
It could be a beautiful main bedroom. It's large enough for a queen-sized bed, with natural light coming through a big window. It could just as well be a spacious home office, with enough room for a full-size desk and all the additional furniture. Either version would benefit greatly from the overhead storage shelves, cleverly painted white so that they blend in with the walls.
Having a separate room with full privacy and easy access emphasizes the idea of a relaxing cocoon by the beach. It also makes Outer Banks particularly suitable as a vacation rental. A medium-sized loft can provide extra accommodation. Big enough for a king-size mattress, it's also airy and bright thanks to the addition of multiple large windows.
The loft sits above the bathroom, which is just as remarkable as the rest of the house in terms of functionality and style. It's fitted with all the basics, but what catches the eye is the large, elegant vanity with deep drawers. Speaking of function, the Outer Banks cleverly hides power hookups for a washer/dryer unit and a big closet with room for 50 hangers.
This 2019 model is no longer available in the Handcrafted Movement range but continues to be a fine example of coastal-style design for timeless beauty.