A great example of a large house built on a small terrain in the city

A great example of a large house built on a small terrain in the city

You want to live in the city but you can’t afford a house? Well, than you could inspire from this ingenious couple who wanted to live in a suburb in Sidney but couldn’t afford a house. They bought a 7m x 6m (22.97 ft X 19.69 ft) and created a 220 square meters (721.78 square feet) living space. How is that possible? They used their imagination and built up. Clever, huh? Here’s how:





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LE: Grand Designs Australia – How the house was built (Video)

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  2. DM
    November 25, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    220 sq. metres is not 721 sq. ft. It’s closer to about 2300 sq. ft.

    If you want a rough estimate: each square metre is about 10 sq. ft. That should always give a ballpark figure.

  3. Adrian Salamunovic
    November 25, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I once lived in a similar house. Located in Hermosa beach, we leased it and turned it into a “pop-up gallery). It was designed by Xten Architects. It was built on an even smaller lot and was 1700 sq feet. When asked to guess, no one thought it was under 3000 sq feet. It felt much, much larger. These in-fill projects are the way to go. If you want to see the DNA11 house I am referring to visit: http://www.dna11.com/house

    Thanks for sharing this- it’s an awesome example of modern urban architecture.



  4. elutzik
    November 25, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    I’m sorry for the mistake. I will correct it. I’m not that good with metric…

  5. Bunnios
    November 26, 2010 at 12:44 am

    It’s “Sydney”, not “Sidney” (seriously, htf do you get that wrong?)

  6. hobofat
    November 26, 2010 at 3:11 am

    They couldn’t afford a house in Sydney but they could afford a custom designed and built > 2000 sq. ft. home? Smells fishy. Might be more appropriate to state they couldn’t afford a particularly large home in a particularly expensive neighborhood in Sydney…

  7. Katie Archer
    November 26, 2010 at 6:46 am

    This is totally awesome! I love the concept – especially that you can take your guests up only as high as you want and they don’t have to see the rest of the house! Ohhhh and the patio! Wonderful.
    Love it Love it Love it

  8. Ass Biter
    May 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Property is located in Sydney Australia, Amp tower is in one of the photos

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