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Escher tiny house maximizes luxury and living space

Escher tiny house maximizes lu...
The Escher maintains the luxury materials and high-end design of the Alpha, but with increased living space to make it suitable for a family
The Escher maintains the luxury materials and high-end design of the Alpha, but with increased living space to make it suitable for a family
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The Escher maintains the luxury materials and high-end design of the Alpha, but with increased living space to make it suitable for a family
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The Escher maintains the luxury materials and high-end design of the Alpha, but with increased living space to make it suitable for a family
The Escher has a total floorspace of around 300 sq ft (27.8 sq m)
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The Escher has a total floorspace of around 300 sq ft (27.8 sq m)
The Escher has a neat garage-style door that raises to open the home to the outside
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The Escher has a neat garage-style door that raises to open the home to the outside
The Escher is based on a 33 ft (10 m)-long triple-axle trailer
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The Escher is based on a 33 ft (10 m)-long triple-axle trailer
The Escher starts at US$139,900
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The Escher starts at US$139,900
The Escher has a total floorspace of around 300 sq ft (27.8 sq m)
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The Escher has a total floorspace of around 300 sq ft (27.8 sq m)
The Escher is named after the owners' child
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The Escher is named after the owners' child
The Escher is plugged into the grid but is also wired ready for an off-grid setup with solar panels
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The Escher is plugged into the grid but is also wired ready for an off-grid setup with solar panels
A small shelf serves as mini-bar on the Escher's exterior
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A small shelf serves as mini-bar on the Escher's exterior
Close-up of the Escher's exterior
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Close-up of the Escher's exterior
The Escher's garage-style doors open the home up to the outside
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The Escher's garage-style doors open the home up to the outside
The Escher's feature wall
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The Escher's feature wall
The Escher's main living area
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The Escher's main living area
The Escher includes a large dining table hidden under the stairs
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The Escher includes a large dining table hidden under the stairs
The Escher's kitchen leads onto the main bedroom
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The Escher's kitchen leads onto the main bedroom
The Escher's kitchen looks really high end and includes porcelain countertops and copper detailing
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The Escher's kitchen looks really high end and includes porcelain countertops and copper detailing
The Escher's kitchen includes a Whirlpool fridge, Wolf cooker and lots of custom storage space
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The Escher's kitchen includes a Whirlpool fridge, Wolf cooker and lots of custom storage space
Closeup of the Escher's porcelain sink
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Closeup of the Escher's porcelain sink
The Escher's mini-dishwasher
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The Escher's mini-dishwasher
The Escher's cooker includes a five-burner stove
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The Escher's cooker includes a five-burner stove
Closeup of the Escher's cooker
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Closeup of the Escher's cooker
New Frontier Tiny Homes installed custom pull-out storage
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New Frontier Tiny Homes installed custom pull-out storage
The Escher's master bedroom
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The Escher's master bedroom
The Escher's bedroom
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The Escher's bedroom
The Escher's master bedroom includes a king size bed with integrated storage
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The Escher's master bedroom includes a king size bed with integrated storage
View towards the Escher's feature wall and home office
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View towards the Escher's feature wall and home office
The Escher's small home office includes a ladder which provides access to the second bedroom
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The Escher's small home office includes a ladder which provides access to the second bedroom
The Escher's home office includes a standing desk
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The Escher's home office includes a standing desk
The Escher's bathroom
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The Escher's bathroom
Closeup of the Escher's bathroom sink
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Closeup of the Escher's bathroom sink
The Escher's bathroom also includes a walk-in closet
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The Escher's bathroom also includes a walk-in closet
The Escher's toilet
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The Escher's toilet
The Escher's shower
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The Escher's shower
Stepping inside the Escher's shower
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Stepping inside the Escher's shower
The Escher's second bedroom
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The Escher's second bedroom
The Escher's second bedroom
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The Escher's second bedroom
The Escher's second bedroom serves as a child's room
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The Escher's second bedroom serves as a child's room
The Escher's second bedroom has a low ceiling
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The Escher's second bedroom has a low ceiling
Removing the Escher's dining table and seating
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Removing the Escher's dining table and seating
Removing the Escher's dining table and seating
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Removing the Escher's dining table and seating
Removing the Escher's dining table and seating
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Removing the Escher's dining table and seating
Removing the Escher's dining table and seating
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Removing the Escher's dining table and seating
The Escher's large dining table
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The Escher's large dining table
The Escher's large dining table
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The Escher's large dining table
The Escher has a total floorspace of around 300 sq ft (27.8 sq m)
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The Escher has a total floorspace of around 300 sq ft (27.8 sq m)
The Escher starts at US$139,900
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The Escher starts at US$139,900
The Escher is named after the owners' child
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The Escher is named after the owners' child

With its high-end materials and luxury features, the Alpha tiny house, by New Frontier Tiny Homes, made a big splash last year, so it was with considerable interest that we learned the firm has revealed its successor, the Escher. The dwelling features a similar overall design to the Alpha, but includes some important tweaks to make it suitable for use as a full-time home for a family of three.

New Frontier Tiny Homes boss David Latimer was originally approached by a couple who wanted to commission an Alpha, but after finding out how they intended to use the home, he suggested some changes be made and the Escher was born.

The Escher (named after the new owners' child), is based on a 33 ft (10 m)-long triple-axle trailer and clad in Western Red Cedar siding, Shou Sugi Ban-treated cedar (the Japanese method of charring wood to preserve it) and metal accenting. It's topped by a seam metal roof and includes the same novel garage-like door and awning as the Alpha, which raise upwards to open up the home to the outside, as well as sliding glass doors.

The Escher's large dining table
The Escher's large dining table

The tiny house has a total floorspace of around 300 sq ft (27.8 sq m). Its main living area is enlivened by a feature wall created in collaboration with furniture maker 1767 Designs. A custom stow-away dining table with two benches is hidden under the stairs that can seat up to 12 adults.

The kitchen includes porcelain countertops, a mini-dishwasher, stainless steel Whirlpool fridge, porcelain farmhouse-style sink, Wolf oven and cooktop, plus lots of custom storage space and copper detailing.

The Escher's kitchen looks really high end and includes porcelain countertops and copper detailing
The Escher's kitchen looks really high end and includes porcelain countertops and copper detailing

Still in the kitchen, Japanese-style Shoji paper doors slide open to reveal the Escher's main bedroom in the gooseneck area of the trailer. There isn't much space left in there to move around, but the ceiling looks a lot higher than a typical tiny house loft bedroom and includes a king size bed with integrated storage space.

Back over on the other side of the home, New Frontier Tiny Homes installed an office with a bi-fold standing desk. The home office also provides access to the child's room, a smaller loft-style bedroom, which is reached with a fancy-looking solid oak ladder. The bathroom is accessed from the office, too (hidden behind a sliding door), and includes a tiled shower, sink, composting toilet, and a large walk-in closet.

The Escher is kept at a comfortable temperature with a Mitsubishi mini-split HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) unit and illuminated with LED lighting. It's hooked up to the grid, but is also wired to be off-grid ready, should the owners wish to install solar panels.

As you've may have guessed, buyers pay a premium for all the extra work and quality materials that go into this one and it starts at US$139,900 – joining the likes of the Vintage Glam Tiny House at the luxury end of the market.

Source: New Frontier Tiny Homes

2 comments
Bob
A few good ideas but still a cold, sterile looking place. No curtains or carpets to quiet the noise. At $139,000 you could buy a much nicer motor home with more a comfortable living space.
dougspair
.No mention of the big, and likely expensive, (Diesel) truck to tow this thing....