For a while now, the fanciest tiny house around has been New Frontier Tiny Homes’s Alpha, a 240-square-foot stunner that packs in a whole lot of function and design in an oh-so-Instagrammable way. Where could they possibly go from there? Well, the answer has arrived and it’s the Escher, a model that’s bigger, pricier, and a new embodiment of tiny house as art.
Clocking in at around 300 square feet, Escher has the same starting point as the Alpha, which is a central living area with a garage door that opens to the outside, where there should be some sort of deck. But whereas the Alpha has just one sleeping loft above the bathroom, the Escher is more family or guest-friendly, offering two resting quarters: One cantilevered “master bedroom” tucked behind doors in the kitchen area, and another loft above the bathroom. The interior decor scheme also skews darker and more industrial than the Alpha’s rustic farmhouse vibes.
Of course, the thing to marvel at in these designs is the attention to detail. Note, for example, the pull-out storage for spices and condiments, hanging pot rack, exposed beams in the bathroom, shower niches, and stairs that transform into a dining table and seating for up to 12 people.
This all comes at a price, though. The Escher starts at $139,900, while the Alpha, originally launched with introductory price of $95,000, now starts at $124,900.
For an idea of what it’s like to live in a luxe tiny house, check out this Cup of Jo interview with the California couple who worked with New Frontier to develop the first Escher model and now live in it with their toddler daughter.