Inner city micro pad packs a punch with a tiny 25sq m footprint
- 8 days ago December 04, 2013
IT HAS a footprint not much bigger than a car space and is just 2.7m wide, but this cosy 25sq m cottage has all the mod cons a city dweller needs, says its owner."I've got everything here a normal-sized house has: a dining area, a separate lounge room and even an ensuite off the bedroom - that's what sold me in the first place," Di Ross said.
Fittingly located on Little Riley St in Surry Hills the pint-sized property is on the market with price expectations of more than $600,000 at auction.
Spread over three levels, each with an outdoor area, the cosy one-bedroom house at 21 Little Riley St, Surry Hills, has about 60sq m of internal living space, every corner of which Ms Ross has made livable.
"You just have to make each millimetre count. It's actually not as difficult as you might think to live in a home like this," she said.
Ms Ross said visitors were often surprised how much space the small home had. "One rule I think is important to live by when you have a compact space is to not let your possessions possess you," she said.
When Ms Ross bought the house five years ago, it was in an "appalling" state but she said that she could see the potential.
After both living at the home and also leasing it out, Ms Ross said it would be an emotional sale.
"You've got an ideal inner-city location, but you don't have those big $1000-or-more strata fees every few months. I liked the idea that it has been my own plot of land and that you can essentially do with it what you'd like," she said.
"I really wanted to configure it as a one-bedroom place but there could be scope to turn the upstairs living area to another bedroom, I suppose," Ms Ross said.
Selling agent, Andrew Stewart of Di Jones Real Estate said the rare listing was an example of how well tight living spaces can still be practical homes.
"It's very unique and would be a very good alternative to an apartment for inner city buyers," he said.
The pocket pad is set to go under the hammer on December 17. Details: Andrew Stewart on 0422 227 228.