Just down the street from the home where he spent his childhood and where his parents still reside in Newport, Rhode Island, architect David Daniels designed this modern studio house plan with plenty of room to live, work and play. Set on a ¼-acre lot with greenspace and water views, 5 Ellery Road is phase I of what will eventually be a larger 3,000-sq.-ft. modern-style glass house. Compact but so cool, the 500-sq.-ft. main-level garage and 500-sq.-ft. upper-level studio pack lots of punch. Lots of windows reveal sun-soaked interiors. The style of home is warm and welcoming, with a contemporary urban flair. The bed is cantilevered off the wall and most of the furniture and storage space is built-in, maximizing every inch of available living space. A stair tower leads you up to the studio area, complete with a walk-out terrace. Continue up to the rooftop garden area and with it, endless waterfront views that make it a hotspot on balmy evenings and on crisp mornings. “Although it’s a small building, it catches the eye with a powerful grip and it’s starkness provoke long, lingering stares mainly because it looks like nothing else in the New England neighborhood,” says Daniels. David Daniels Design.