If you get sent to the dog house, let it be this one. A former dog kennel housed behind a façade that resembled a Cotswold cottage, was transformed into an 800-square-foot retreat with one bedroom, loft, kitchen and bath.. The little house sits on an estate that accommodates a 7,000-square-foot home used when the entire family gathers. But when the owner comes alone, he stays in the dog house. Alexander Nicholson salvaged windows and doors, but otherwise gutted the building to accomplish the upfit.