| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

NEVER TOO SMALL ep.11 27m2 Tiny Apartment Design – Elizabeth Bay

The biggest feature of this apartment isn’t anything architectural it’s actually the outlook or the view onto Rushcutters bay So the apartment was built in the 1960s designed by Harry Seidler. Been used as a Navy quarters for at least the last 30 years it’s been used as a residential building The apartments 27 square meters we relocated the kitchen what’s now become the living space and put bedroom at the back so you have a separate sleeping area which had windows and allowed for cross ventilation to occur The living space has been designed to be as big open and simple and clean as possible. That can then be filled with the individuals lives whoever’s living in the apartment. And that kind of gives that its life gives it colors gives it warmth. I mean that’s about giving it longevity The material palette of the kitchen was selected to really make the space feel as light and bright and open as possible the mirror kind of reflects the view and brings out the color extends all the way up to the ceiling. The entry space we doubled it up as a little study space with a desk that folds up and you can look out over the kitchen also when the desk is away there’s the opportunity to pull down a folddown ironing board So the bathroom what we ended up doing to kind of enhance that feeling of space is use these really large format tile which the whole bathroom almost has no joints in it. Using this large format tile like a marble look we created this strong sense of luxury and we’ve incorporated a laundry in it. So in the bedroom below the bed there’s storage drawers, above the bed there’s kind of all your wardrobe. From sitting on the bed you can kind of look out past the kind of the kitchen living space to the view. That view the outlook kind of the almost full height windows really helps the space feel a lot bigger than it is a lot less restrictive it’s almost like being outside when you’re inside


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Jan 1, 2019, 9:55 pm Reply

Never too small,my motto?

Ran Nevermore

Jan 1, 2019, 1:25 am Reply

Never too small of place to just end it all.


Jan 1, 2019, 4:56 am Reply

is all of this practical though. its like a phase, a fad.,..reminds me of that song about cubicles up in the sky or something (some Australian Country singer)… in reality people are messy, this seems so unrealistic unless ur an obsessive-compulsive type. i've lived in a confined space and although it was livable alone, u could never have a partner in such a confined space.

Gabriela Jaguaribe

Jan 1, 2019, 12:13 pm Reply

não amei

co241 2

Jan 1, 2019, 4:13 pm Reply


Pavel Adamek

Jan 1, 2019, 10:00 pm Reply

I am a minimalist but this is fucking depressing. Sure, you do not need space AROUND the bed when you are in it, or around the table when you are sitting at it… but still

no further west

Feb 2, 2019, 10:32 pm Reply

I may have done bunk beds or pull-down bed to get in a full size wardrobe. But still pretty

alice urban

Feb 2, 2019, 9:45 am Reply

it's all about that giant window. everything else is not really special in my opinion

MS Linda

Feb 2, 2019, 1:38 pm Reply

Sure looks expensive.


Feb 2, 2019, 12:53 am Reply

The living room leaves a lot to be desired. There's spartan and then there's spartan.

Carol Inturias

Feb 2, 2019, 4:30 pm Reply

Awesome place !!!

Annlaug Maria Tolo

Feb 2, 2019, 8:42 pm Reply

My dream apartment!!!!

gio cd

Feb 2, 2019, 12:18 pm Reply

I love this apartment!! I always learn a lot from this videos like using large tiles to improve the feeling of quality, or the full panoramic window which opens up the space so much… People like to complain a lot. Small apartments are full of charm and they challenge your creativity because you've got to get the most from each square meter. This is a small place that has certain features that make it a pleasurable space, and cleaning must be very easy too… but people love being in gigantic houses that require maintenance and an army to keep clean, plus utilities are higher , so stop bragging, nobody is trying to convince you to move into a small house or apartment, this is for people like me.

Maxbowen Bowen

Mar 3, 2019, 9:02 am Reply


Hello Missoyet

Mar 3, 2019, 10:33 pm Reply

I would want that view from my bed.


Mar 3, 2019, 11:57 am Reply

Both beautiful and dull ?

Ngọc Nguyễn

Mar 3, 2019, 5:36 am Reply

Hello, I am going to college and really confused about choosing between interior design and architecture. I've searched on the internet about the difference about them but still got not much idea. Can you help me figure out which type of person is more suitable for each career? Thanks.
And iam not native in english so my comment may seem unnatural :")

Patricia King

Mar 3, 2019, 11:48 am Reply

Love, love, love, love, love this place.

Elisabeth Sun

Mar 3, 2019, 3:12 pm Reply

the view of this property is amazing, unfortunately this layout makes the space feel small. i wouldn't put bathroom and kitchen in the center of the room

Ryouhei Sumitomo

Apr 4, 2019, 10:05 am Reply

good idea

Kee-pyor Myndopen

Apr 4, 2019, 11:10 pm Reply

The voice tone and temperament felt painful and I caught depression from it


Apr 4, 2019, 6:12 am Reply

Great job! I'm sure I still could never afford it, but it looks a thousand times more livable compared to the before pics. The washer sold it for me.

Pancake Circus

Apr 4, 2019, 5:54 am Reply

so spacious! I wish I lived there :o)

Alfa Won

Apr 4, 2019, 8:15 am Reply

Nice job. I know those apartments. It does look better but only downside is the bedroom doesnt have much of an outlook but thats only a small price to pay for the redesign which works very well

Victor Y Lee

May 5, 2019, 2:32 pm Reply

Lovely place , the only thing I don't like is the closets above the bed


May 5, 2019, 6:20 pm Reply

The lonely seat is depressing tho.

Ariel Laboriante

May 5, 2019, 6:10 am Reply

Good design and good use of a small space.


Jun 6, 2019, 9:11 am Reply

Bathroom & bedroom looks nice but the kitchen feels like it could've been more innovative & had a different layout, its simplicity makes it less appealing imo


Jun 6, 2019, 5:08 am Reply

Ok, this is a student dorm room with a exceptional view!

Daenerys Targaryen

Jun 6, 2019, 2:34 pm Reply

Without the big window and the view, would be awful.


Jun 6, 2019, 2:09 pm Reply

This guy is a true minimalist

Henrique Pereira

Jun 6, 2019, 9:10 pm Reply

Would have been smart if the bed was elevated until the window to get a nice view and use the space under it for storage


Jun 6, 2019, 10:37 pm Reply

It's not that small.


Jul 7, 2019, 3:33 am Reply

Never too long videos showing never too small homes.

Irene Cheng

Jul 7, 2019, 2:25 pm Reply

Omg that's the kind of house I would love to own. Small, modern and minimalistic ?

keyur dhungana

Jul 7, 2019, 5:23 pm Reply

I live in a 15 m2 room isk what you talking about

Tariq Lacy

Jul 7, 2019, 2:25 am Reply

I wish there were more Japanese apartments with this sort of tech in the bathrooms and bedrooms. The price of apartments of this size is far lower (for example, $650–$800 USD per month) and quickly double in price just to get a more modern toilet and sink. I wonder how much this place would cost to rent. Probably $1800 a month if we’re being realistic.

yamir zender

Jul 7, 2019, 6:03 am Reply


Chief Sky Goer

Jul 7, 2019, 2:33 am Reply

love it


Jul 7, 2019, 11:51 am Reply

Mirror next to cooking hob… Hmmm

Avishek Paul

Jul 7, 2019, 12:24 pm Reply

Didn’t like this one. What a waste of a great view

Mary McReynolds

Jul 7, 2019, 7:59 pm Reply

Thoughtful minimalist. Framework for looking around you. Lovely.


Jul 7, 2019, 6:48 am Reply

That wardrobe over the bed gave me anxiety. Imagine waking up in the morning and hitting your head at it.
Otherwise great design.

Tatiana Kuznetsova

Jul 7, 2019, 3:47 pm Reply

Looks kinda much smaller than 27. I wonder if it’s because living room is unfinished


Jul 7, 2019, 10:59 am Reply

Hello Mr. bay. Your name is so feminine.

L Hamilton

Jul 7, 2019, 7:17 pm Reply

I would love so much to live in a house like that one day! ?


Jul 7, 2019, 1:21 am Reply

I require at least a sofa!

Dreams About Tooth Loss

Jul 7, 2019, 1:46 pm Reply

But sometimes people own stuff.

Kuzynka Cos

Jul 7, 2019, 4:10 pm Reply

It's not home it's hotel

Eve Neve

Jul 7, 2019, 10:11 pm Reply

Love it. The view is like a painting.

Lincoln Paul

Jul 7, 2019, 12:17 pm Reply

Ridiculous design. White walls, no curtains, no light control, one uncomfortable cheap chair and table. No one could living In such a place, not even a minimalist.

Corn Fed

Jul 7, 2019, 1:01 pm Reply

The window needs to extend to the ceiling. Otherwise it makes me feel like I'm in a prison cell.

santtu karhu

Jul 7, 2019, 1:22 pm Reply

great shagpad

Мила Јовановић

Jul 7, 2019, 9:24 pm Reply

If only it had a little balcony it would be perfect!


Aug 8, 2019, 1:29 pm Reply

Couldn't the sink in the bathroom be larger…?

setiadji hikmawan

Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 am Reply

Imagine that you wake up from the bed and your head hit that wood box


Aug 8, 2019, 6:40 pm Reply

Empty small apartment always look good


Aug 8, 2019, 5:44 am Reply

Killer view. I feel like the wardrobe space can be better though. Perhaps a futon bed so that closet/ wardrobe can be more easily expanded and accessible. Just did for thought

Eric McLovin

Aug 8, 2019, 1:57 pm Reply

how to shit with that toilet bowl?

Paul Bourke

Aug 8, 2019, 3:34 am Reply

Amazing space, I love this unit so much.


Aug 8, 2019, 6:56 am Reply



Aug 8, 2019, 12:14 pm Reply

2 windows ..

Isaac Campos

Aug 8, 2019, 5:24 am Reply

This one's by far the best I've seen in this channel. The window is just insane.

Jeff In Chicago

Sep 9, 2019, 3:19 am Reply

Hate mirrors! And not sure how you 'make up' a bed that is against the wall? You have to be on it while you put the sheets on?? I need a bed I can walk around! I will take the view though.


Sep 9, 2019, 5:06 pm Reply

There’s too many chairs

E.G. Studio

Sep 9, 2019, 8:40 am Reply

It's easy to step out of that thin line between "Minimalism" and a "Boring" Design…

P. Hamilton

Sep 9, 2019, 2:37 pm Reply

By US standards…that would be a walk-in…closet….with a nice view.

Melissa Lord

Sep 9, 2019, 2:40 am Reply

I love it!


Sep 9, 2019, 10:49 am Reply

Cool but I feel Australia is slowly becoming like Hong Kong. Our kids generation can say goodbye to the quarter acre Aussie dream


Sep 9, 2019, 9:03 pm Reply

Add a couch, a couple plants, some paintings and you now have something that looks like a home and not a house

Apolosa Cakau

Sep 9, 2019, 1:35 pm Reply

So simple and beautiful architectural design, I wonder how much it costs

Reality Check

Sep 9, 2019, 4:14 pm Reply

How about some living room furniture?

Siberian Winds

Sep 9, 2019, 10:16 am Reply

Brad Swartz's design aesthetic is just wonderful. I've been binge-watching these videos and the designs i liked are all from him.

Ji-Eun Kim

Sep 9, 2019, 11:49 am Reply

I love small spaces as a single person and would love to live in one like that 🙂

Travis Pisani

Sep 9, 2019, 8:40 pm Reply

Yeah I'm not into this one at all. Huge improvement over over the Before pace but I couldn't live there.

gisa guimarães

Sep 9, 2019, 1:42 am Reply



Sep 9, 2019, 5:38 am Reply

Minimalism meet brutal-ism. What an unwelcoming space.


Sep 9, 2019, 11:01 am Reply

It's empty. No wonder you HAVE to enjoy the view, there is nothing else mate….

Funnny how they put in the smallest tableside on earth, the second you put in anything else, you can't move. Sorry but this is not the way to go…

I am Simon

Sep 9, 2019, 8:37 am Reply

Luxury prison cell


Sep 9, 2019, 5:51 pm Reply

So claustrophobic!


Sep 9, 2019, 7:28 pm Reply

The apartment is lucky to have a million-dollar view.

Damola Alabi

Sep 9, 2019, 7:47 pm Reply

The space is gorgeous but the tenant is afraid to live in it .

Khaled Mansouri

Sep 9, 2019, 10:11 pm Reply

i wish the videos weren't too small

Polyane Bonatto

Sep 9, 2019, 11:37 pm Reply

I wonder why so many of this apartments had their bedrooms in the entrance and a separate kitchens, makes no sense to have a private kitchen and bedrooms in living space

please don’t

Sep 9, 2019, 1:04 pm Reply

legit thought window view was just a print-out, that's how perfect it is


Sep 9, 2019, 1:53 pm Reply

If you are coming from New York or Hong Kong this is huge. Don’t people have inherited family furniture anymore? I have a dining room table that came across America in a covered wagon by my great great great (?) grandparents and I couldn’t ditch it for a TV tray to live in this tiny space. And that’s just one item, I have several.


Sep 9, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

The view is amazing ?? this is the kind of view you would want to see when you wake up everyday


Sep 9, 2019, 6:29 pm Reply

This looks like shit

Steve A

Sep 9, 2019, 8:00 pm Reply

Sure Showing an empty apartment is going to make it look bigger Put some dam furniture in it !!!!!

Nafisah Ayub

Sep 9, 2019, 10:29 pm Reply

I think the best thing in this house is the view. Damnnnn I want to live here forever

Máté Oksai

Sep 9, 2019, 11:07 am Reply

Maybe a bit less mirrors

Thu Nguyen

Sep 9, 2019, 2:27 pm Reply

I very very like it

Thu Nguyen

Sep 9, 2019, 2:27 pm Reply


Wolf Melody

Sep 9, 2019, 6:08 am Reply

At the start of the video it did say that they have yet to move into the apartment

Liz Hall

Sep 9, 2019, 3:28 pm Reply

Wardrobe above the bed? Accessibility???


Sep 9, 2019, 6:11 am Reply

i love everything, even where the kitchen is placed is perfect!

i believe the bedroom would benefit with having a storage installed within the wall if the bed is more than 10ft high or something 🙁 at least the bed looks that wide to me

the pull-out iron board would be really nice on the living space side of the room really, the entrance is just beside the "up to the ceiling" mirror wardrobe and a lot of traffic can be reduced transferring that particular furniture, along with the pull-out table :((

idk just some ideas in tiny fonts

georgios pro

Sep 9, 2019, 11:07 am Reply

amazing view

mlody me

Oct 10, 2019, 3:07 am Reply

interesting perspective on small space living, but what is the point of the ironing board when you really have room for like 1-2 shirts in the first place?

Ronald Joseph

Oct 10, 2019, 11:08 pm Reply



Oct 10, 2019, 2:51 pm Reply

Concealed lighting is so hot right now

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