The Small House in Surry Hills, in inner city Sydney, in fact. The converted 7x6m parking garage, which featured in an episode of Grand Designs Australia, is going up for sale in a month. The owners, including original architect Dominic Alvaro, are asking for a cool $1.875 million.
Despite being a tiny 42sqm corner plot, the five story Small House covers 200sqpm with a single bedroom, bathroom, dedicated levels for kitchen space and living space, and a greened roof terrace. The architectural project actually won a bunch of awards including World House Of The Year 2011.
Grand Designs Australia‘s episode on Small House is quite insightful, talking about the process of designing and constructing the building, which was made out of prefabricated concrete blocks that were poured offsite and brought in, with the basic groundwork only taking four days, and a roughly $650,000 construction cost.
Internationally famed, this home’s wide windows catch sunrise reflecting off the CBD, while a NW aspect means all-day light. A work of art, its warmth as a living/entertaining space is even more inspiring.
The block originally cost $230,000 when it was bought in 2008 as an old parking garage on Belmore Lane in Surry Hills, so it’s quite a bit of a jump to the $1.875 million that the price guide suggests as a starting point for the October 18 auction. I bet it’ll end up going for more, though.