Designer Micro Apartment Could Sell for More Than $450,000

The unique inner Sydney pad has been nicknamed the Mighty Mouse apartment due to its colour scheme.Source:SuppliedIT'S only the size of two car spaces, but this inner Sydney micro apartment looks set to snag as much as $16,000 a square metre if it sells at auction for its expected $420,000 to $450,000 asking price.With only 27sq m of living space at hand, any potential buyer would be forgiven for thinking life in such a tiny home would be a daily struggle. But thanks to the clever creation of industrial designer Nicholas Gurney the pint-sized property is a fine example of intelligent design.His Tetris-style redesign of unit 22 in an old apartment block at 147 Brougham St in Woolloomooloo drew the attention of the design industry back in 2013.Gurney got a residential design commendation at the Australian Interior Design Awards as well as a nod from the judges at the Houses Awards, a gong handed out by architectural rag, Houses Australia.Judges on the panel of the Australian Interior Design Awards committee said of the quirky studio space: "The project is an exercise in modest, low cost, good quality design that can be afforded. The micro apartment offers a proposal for future high-density urban living for one person families; the fastest growing demographic."When not in use the double bed can be tucked away behind savvy sliding doors. Picture: realestate.com.auSource:SuppliedThe big red bed alcove has been completely hidden. Picture: realestate.com.auSource:SuppliedGurney reportedly nicknamed the tiny home "the Mighty Mouse apartment" apparently inspired by the yellow and red interiors - the theme colours of a cartoon character who was known for punching well above his size."The brief from the client was fairly simple: 'A liveable space and some flexibility would be great'. I don't think, at the time, she imagined anything like what I was going to give her," Gurney told Australian Design Review."I really wanted to create as large a fluid space as possible, something that you would normally find in apartments of a much larger size," he said.The unique layout, which was created with a staggeringly low $40,000 budget, now consists of two zones including an open plan, 2.7m by 7m room and a 1.3m deep inhabited "joinery wall" that houses the built-in double bed and storage nooks.Every centimetre of the tiny 27sq m studio has been cleverly redesigned. Picture: realestate.com.auSource:SuppliedThe sleek interiors are also complemented by the enviable city views. Picture: realestate.com.auSource:SuppliedOther sleek finishes include Italian architectural lighting and LED downlights, glossy epoxy resin floors, a matt black kitchen with concealed appliances, and concealed aluminium blinds.Selling agent Luke McDonnell of Richardson & Wrench Elizabeth Bay/Potts Point said after one open for inspection, the studio had attracted "sticky beaks", investors and potential owner occupiers."It's only been one showing but there was a mix of interested buyers. It is definitely one for investors. Currently is it being rented out for $450 a week," he said.The property, which last sold in 2013 for $405,000, will go under the hammer on May 26.The matt black kitchen has concealed appliances. Picture: realestate.com.auSource:SuppliedNot what you'd expect from the outside. Picture: realestate.com.auSource:Supplied

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