A Tiny House in Haringey by Satish Jassal Architects

This tiny red-brick house can be found in north London, squeezed into a small plot at the end of a street lined with Victorian terraces. Designed by local firm Satish Jassal Architects, the house has been dubbed the Haringey Brick House.


Haringey Brick House - Satish Jassal Architects - London - Exterior - Humble Homes

The architects were contacted by the client, who wanted to transform a site that had previously been used as a garage for over a decade. SJA were able to secure planning permission for a one-bedroom house, measuring just 12-by-28 feet (3.6-by-8.6 meters).


Haringey Brick House - Satish Jassal Architects - London - Living Area - Humble Homes

During the design process Satish took inspiration from the adjacent terrace houses: “What interests me about the Victorian townhouses is the vertical windows, the horizontal lines created by the window sills and the gutter lines and the recessed entrances.” He then incorporated these features into the tiny house, allowing it to “have a conversation with the Victorian terraces” without copying them.


Haringey Brick House - Satish Jassal Architects - London - Living Area 2 - Humble Homes

The exterior is clad with red-brick (instead of the traditional yellow London stock), and makes use of unusual arrangements to create an understated decorative façade. Oak has been used for the doors and windows, as well has the furniture pieces on the inside.

Haringey Brick House - Satish Jassal Architects - London - Bedroom - Humble Homes

The first floor of the house is occupied by a living, dining room and kitchen with a staircase to the very back of the home. The living and dining room make use of custom built furniture to create a seating and dining table arrangement.

Haringey Brick House - Satish Jassal Architects - London - Floor Plans - Humble Homes

The second floor is taken up by the bathroom, the bedroom, and a small balcony to the front. The project was completed for a budget of £170,000, that’s about $266,650. It may sound like a lot for such a small home, but the finish is excellent, and it is of course set within an expensive city.

For more tiny and small houses check out this sleek modern home that features a curved wall that extends up to become the roof. Or, this house in Australia called Doll’s House. See all tiny houses.

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Photos: Paul Riddle

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

  1. This is a really lovely house. It looks easy to live in, too. I’m a little bit jealous: with the second floor it is twice the size of my house, and it has a dining area, which I would love to have! Right now what I should be using for dining is being used, not very efficiently, as my studio. Something to think on.

  2. Very interesting, attractive design. My two comments follow, politely given:
    1. If only it had a half bath squeezed in on the ground floor. What a pain to have to go upstairs each time nature calls.
    2. The unpadded, minimalist oak furniture downstairs looks like it would be a major penance to use. Just imagine sitting in that unpadded oak window seat for more than 20 minutes.

  3. this could have been a lovely small house. the additional volume with a peaked roof with the same rise angle(slope) as its neighbor would have been more visually appealing, both inside and out. the interior appears barren rather than minimalist and has not enough natural light. The large built in table with no room for upholstered seating or desk space would not suit most people. a missed opportunity.

  4. some of it I like but other parts I don’t. The table off the kitchen area is tacky and seems last minute especially for the cost of the place. On the opposite wall, I don’t know if that is open storage or a place for someone to sit down on. If a piece of furniture to sit down, get cushions or padding. People’s bottoms will start hurting. If used for storage, should also incorporate storage area below the space featured on the right side of the picture below and above the storage area. Possibly can put wheels on the bottom to move the pieces of furniture if you need to.

    Does both stairs going into the kitchen area and going to the bedroom upstairs have railing for person to hold on to as they go up and down the stairs. What is the door length space since a person might have bookcases or a sofa or a refrig or other piece of furniture they want to come in.