Watch how this garage was turned into an ultra luxurious modern small house by French architect firm Fabre de Marien.

The garage is in Bordeaux, France. Since it’s a double car garage it adds up to 441 square feet of space. I think you’ll be amazed with the results.

You’ll notice the use of glass doors helps the space look and feel much larger than it is. And I just love the wood flooring and exterior on the front, don’t you?

You can’t tell when you see the picture from the front but the roof actually slants upwards as you go back which you can actually see in the interior pictures. There’s even a sleeping loft up top.

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“Before” shot

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“After”

The floor to ceiling windows in the front make up for the lack of natural lighting throughout the rest of the structure. Besides the ceiling window in the sleeping loft (you’ll see later).

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More features of the home include…

  • Built in patio
  • Shower
  • Washing machine
  • Dressing room
  • Sofa bed
  • Office area
  • Storage space
  • Staircase to sleeping loft
  • Kitchen

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Would you live in this garage?

Via ReflexDeco and HomeDSGN

Photos thanks to Fabre de Marien

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  • Cherie

    Yes! I would live in this! It is gorgeous!

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  • ginmar

    Oh, boy, I LOVE the loft. But I’m biased—I love lofts.

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  • Lone Eagle

    Yes I woud as lona as it were mine ans designed for a handicap person. This one is real nice.

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    • Paul

      Ah, the stairs to the sleeping zone upstairs might be just a very slight problem then….

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  • BigWarpGuy

    I would definitely live there. It is very cozy and hip.

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  • Elina

    I just downsized my live/work space from 800 to about 400sq feet, and I couldn’t be happier. I love smaller spaces and this garage looks great!

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  • Art Carlson

    I would live there in a heartbeat! The size is just about perfect and it’s design more than makes up for its lack of portability.

    This might be the pinnacle of urban living!

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  • Sonia

    simply gorgeous, love the modern minimalist aesthetic.

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  • Tonie

    I certainly would live in this space.
    I’d thoroughly enjoy it as well.
    Lovely…………….

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  • Alex

    Elina, I love your hats. That’s great that you were able to cut your home’s size in half. Is there anywhere that I can see your new place online?

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  • Leslie

    I would move in ASAP!!! Gorgeous use of space – so much light, clean yet cozy – LOVE this conversion!

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  • di

    Converting a garage also saves money by making use of adjacent plumbing.

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  • di

    To save floor space:

    *Try underbed pull-out drawers/boxes/baskets.
    *Tables and desks are not always needed – use your lap.
    *Stackable pans and dry goods may require one kitchen cupboard.
    *Try a small corner sink in the bathroom with towel shelves over the toilet.

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  • di

    Rather than lighting, try an additional skylight in the kitchen.

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  • Alex

    I love it too Leslie, really is a gorgeous conversion.

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  • Alex

    Hi Di, as always, thank you so much for sharing your useful ideas!

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  • Michele

    I would live in this space in a heartbeat! I could live in many of the tiny homes I have seen, but wouldn’t/couldn’t with my husband. This one would definitely be a contender. I love the multi-functional furniture/bath/bed block, and would be interested in seeing the plans for that.Expensive, to be sure, but worth every penny.

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  • carrie adams

    Hell YES…where do I sign up?????

    My darling husband does not worry about me falling for another man…he worries about my love affair with tiny homes……

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  • Ricky

    but how much $$$ is the wooden unit? the sofa, desk, bathroom, bedroom one. and where can one be purchased

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    • Donatella

      I’ve seen this before; the inside wall unit that combines the kitchen, bathroom, upstairs bedroom and storage was a custom job and was *very* pricey. If I remember correctly at least $50K. But, it’s the vast majority of the house, too. Seems like there would be a business renovating and converting garages given the response to this, especially in expensive housing markets like Paris, NY, LA or San Francisco.

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  • Cliff Carlton

    In a heartbeat. I love small/tiny homes. Have become obsessed with them over the last couple years. Every time I move to a new apartment it gets smaller. I so want a tiny house of my own.

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  • Denise

    This whole thing is amazing – very well designed. The loft is so well done and almost a ‘hidden secret’ – clever. I love the storage up there also – unobtrusive, but a lot of it.

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  • Paul

    Would I live there? Absolutey Freaking YES! If… only if, I could speak French of course… ; )

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