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NEVER TOO SMALL ep.13 27m2 Tiny Apartment Design – Darlinghurst Apartment

The design of the apartment was all
about containing the amenities for life to the smallest possible area and to
provide a bigger space for living The apartments located in a building
called Ballina which is an art deco 1920s Heritage listed property. There’s 27
units in the this block I first moved into this apartment at the beginning of
2014 when I got the apartment there was a little kitchen in its own separate
nook we decided to be a good idea to put the kitchen or living space and a
bedroom where the kitchen was The apartment was really designed for two
people so the idea was that would function like a one-bedroom apartment so
the bedroom can be completely closed off we have this little pocket window
integrated into the storage wall so the idea is when you walk in the front door
and that window is opening you can still see out the view and the apartment is
significally wider than just the width of the living space. We built the bedroom
on a platform to delineate the space between the living and the sleeping area
that also allowed us to get plumbing to needed to go and install some shoe
drawers. There’s storage underneath the bed there’s storage on top of the bed and
there’s a little recessed shelf which acts as a bedside table and has lights
and powerpoints and those windows along with the windows
in the living space were left in their original condition so the external
facade remains untouched Below the TV there’s a little desk which can fold up
and allows you to use the TV as a second monitor and we included a 24 bottle wine
storage cupboard so we didn’t want the kitchen to feel like kitchen we hid all the appliances included in the oven behind the little pocket door we put a
drying rack above the sink so that you can put your dishes away to dry we’ve
got a blade wall which is made out joinery and integrates a spice rack on
the kitchen side and as you come into the apartment that’s got the intercom
hidden away inside the little key shelf to put stuff on so. We completely hit the
bathroom behind one of the sliding doors on the main wall when we first got it
there was a massive bath which we ripped out and was replaced at the shower and a
washing machine Good design is not only about making a smaller footprint work harder but it’s also creating a really great quality of life and a sense of
luxury in a tighter space and inevitably that provides sustainable solutions for
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Luxe Life

Apr 4, 2019, 6:43 pm Reply



Apr 4, 2019, 7:35 pm Reply

leaving old window like that, isn't more cold air coming and warm going out during winter time?, looking at it, it seems that its not even double glass


Apr 4, 2019, 12:54 pm Reply

Will enjoy my 280m2 home

lotfi mouelhi

Apr 4, 2019, 11:54 am Reply

Nice but not cheap !

Peter XYZ

Apr 4, 2019, 5:43 pm Reply

THIS is good!!! ??????????❤️

Alli White

Apr 4, 2019, 4:26 pm Reply

where is your personality?? This is the type of "MiNiMaLiSm" that is probably way more expensive than normal living.


Apr 4, 2019, 4:09 pm Reply

Now this is a proper usable space!

Jeva Delos Reyes

Apr 4, 2019, 5:06 am Reply

This is breath-taking.

Esther Tang

Apr 4, 2019, 10:11 am Reply

Looks like he is really into drinking lmao

Sumida Ryogoku

Apr 4, 2019, 6:16 am Reply

And I thought my 98m2 apartment is small…

D. Iko

Apr 4, 2019, 8:00 am Reply

Great looking space! My only concern is that you have to be or to hire a very talented architect/carpenter to realise this. Also you couldn't do this in a rental apartment.

Max Mustermann

Apr 4, 2019, 10:53 pm Reply

Basically he covered everything which doesnt look nice behind a cabinet door.
The washing machine and jackets, the oven, the spices…
Thats expensive, impractical and maby looks cleaner but stops you form feeling home (because everything looks like its just refurbished and as nobody would live there and without your individuality).

Alfa Won

Apr 4, 2019, 7:38 am Reply

Im going to steal some ideas here. Its almost exactly the same layout as my place.

DBR Liamg

May 5, 2019, 6:51 pm Reply

Lovely design but I hate the way this clip was filmed. All the scenes were too quick, no time for admiring the architect. I had to pause the vid several times just to take in what was going on in the design.

Simple Rick

May 5, 2019, 8:35 am Reply

He got good whiskey over there 😉

Jessica Skene

May 5, 2019, 9:46 pm Reply

Wonderful design and aesthetically beautiful. Well done.

Ryan Williams

May 5, 2019, 5:36 pm Reply

I love this apartment and many others on this page. But the issue we have in the UK is that the kitchen cannot, under planning law, be in open space next to the front door. It must be in another room with a fully closing door. This makes creating incredible small spaces very difficult. It really sucks.


May 5, 2019, 3:44 pm Reply

Would be great to hear about the costs


May 5, 2019, 8:24 pm Reply

i just discovered this channel and I'm amazed.I finally found something that's 100% usefull
Keep up the good work

minnie saab

May 5, 2019, 3:38 pm Reply


May 5, 2019, 3:21 am Reply

one of my favourites of the series. absolutely stunning, i adored the bedroom setup!

Darlene P

May 5, 2019, 9:11 am Reply

How do you get a wheelchair into the bedroom? Or the bathroom?

Domagoj Kirigin

May 5, 2019, 2:20 pm Reply

Great design! Only thing I do not like is to hid the refrigerator. Every time you want something you have to open two times, pretty soon I would just remove the shelf and throw it out of the window 🙂 Other then that, looks practical in a long run.

Willi Kampmann

May 5, 2019, 11:43 pm Reply

Really like this apartment. But it strikes me as weird that they would put a cabinet door in front of a normal fridge, effectively resulting in two doors you need to open, rather than using an integrated fridge that you can mount a cabinet door to.

Raw Oyster

May 5, 2019, 10:31 pm Reply

Love the 24 wine bottle storage.
Priorities ?✊

Mas Umar

May 5, 2019, 12:22 am Reply

Brad Swatz is great designer. You guys should check his other stuff

Caiphus Man

May 5, 2019, 9:01 am Reply

Change play speed to 1.25

Nice Shot

May 5, 2019, 1:45 am Reply

Washing machine too small, fridge way too small. I'm out.

MC Square

May 5, 2019, 12:56 pm Reply

I would cover up the big black screen.

Margaret K

Jun 6, 2019, 3:02 pm Reply

Wow how beautiful !

LD Lee

Jun 6, 2019, 10:00 pm Reply

That’s great you were able to flip the bedroom and kitchen layout! Love the bright airiness as well as planned minimalism with hidden storage.


Jun 6, 2019, 1:31 pm Reply

Mate on the shelf 😉

Hope Hope’s

Jun 6, 2019, 8:08 am Reply

Wow Awesome ??

Linette Low

Jun 6, 2019, 7:25 am Reply

Cheers for sharing 🙂

Out of all apartments featured, this one remains a favourite of mine & many others who appreciate the impact of a small space – Living with less, so we can have a better quality of life. ♡

Have a beautiful, blessed 2019 ☆ Xx

Cassette Walkman

Jun 6, 2019, 10:19 am Reply

Awesomely simple but… more shoe storage than clothes storage.

Cassette Walkman

Jun 6, 2019, 10:22 am Reply

An apartment for people who don't own clothes.


Jun 6, 2019, 10:49 am Reply

I used to live in Darlinghurst. This pathetically small space is likely to be over $500,000.


Jun 6, 2019, 7:09 am Reply

Favourite one for sure


Jun 6, 2019, 10:06 am Reply

27m2 is bigger than my apartment which is only 25m2.

Alex Erz-Gehölz

Jun 6, 2019, 8:30 pm Reply

Another well designed but cold place…

Miglė Laurinavičiūtė

Jun 6, 2019, 8:32 pm Reply

Does anyone know the brand of the nesting tables?


Jun 6, 2019, 12:27 pm Reply

I like although it feels like everything is hidden


Jun 6, 2019, 6:09 pm Reply

Nothing shouts 'minimalism' more than a 24 bottle wine storage cupboard.

Christopher Perez

Jun 6, 2019, 5:25 am Reply

I like Brad Swart's designs. Compact, minimal but it never feel small at all.

Lia Lia

Jun 6, 2019, 3:09 pm Reply

I want ittt

Valentyne S.

Jun 6, 2019, 2:37 am Reply

Get a bigger house? Lots of land out there. Humans shouldn't be forced to live in such tiny quarters paying exorbitant prices. They give us what we collectively are willing to pay and live with.

Your Mom

Jun 6, 2019, 11:08 am Reply

Where tf you got this cupboards from?


Jul 7, 2019, 11:37 pm Reply

I love that everything in the kitchen is hidden away!

K. Paul

Jul 7, 2019, 6:25 am Reply

Brad Swatz, what an amazing work you have here.


Jul 7, 2019, 2:57 pm Reply

where do they keep their clothes though? storage under and over the bed?


Jul 7, 2019, 1:41 pm Reply

So you have to keep your cabinets open just to use your appliances? I feel like that would be a bit of a cleaning issue and a minor inconvenience for sale of a sleek design

wind Winston

Jul 7, 2019, 9:51 pm Reply

loved it


Jul 7, 2019, 2:31 pm Reply

So cool

Lacey Pelham

Jul 7, 2019, 4:19 am Reply

this could appeal to someone who perhaps travels alot or has a busy social life. clean, functional, uncluttered but sterile and unwelcoming it strikes me for someone who spends much of their time at home. an easy place to unwind in but short on personality or individual distinction.

Denis Gusev

Jul 7, 2019, 5:45 pm Reply

зеркало вместо фартука…. вы чо купите?)

Noname Noname

Jul 7, 2019, 2:41 pm Reply

Those small apartment's owners are perfect candidates for Mars colonisation mission.


Jul 7, 2019, 4:12 pm Reply

i mean … in ur head you know that this is supposed to look great but in reality the practical features are more playful then usefull and create a feel of overloading the space with "design"

Shoira Bek

Jul 7, 2019, 7:15 am Reply

Thank you, for fridge doesn't need air flow?

Comment Connoisseur

Jul 7, 2019, 8:16 pm Reply

>minimalist apartment
>24 bottle wine storage cupboard

Sankrit Kulmanochawong

Jul 7, 2019, 11:39 am Reply

Lovely space, some small credits should go to the recurring cast of Aesop dispensers in these videos:)


Jul 7, 2019, 6:07 pm Reply

Sorry, still a studio

kyle009 00

Jul 7, 2019, 2:50 am Reply

My 40 spm apartment has poor use of space.

Paul Gaffaney

Jul 7, 2019, 5:25 pm Reply

Why am I bingeing apartment design videos. This channel is incredible.


Jul 7, 2019, 10:10 pm Reply

This design pisses me of in so many ways

Winnie He

Jul 7, 2019, 7:16 am Reply

Too white… Hard to keep it

Valeria Del Rio-Rodriguez

Jul 7, 2019, 2:08 am Reply

Love everything but dude that dry goods storage and especially that fridge..too small


Jul 7, 2019, 11:55 pm Reply

I'm guessing this is an owned apartment (condo), rather than a rental, and therefore can be re-designed as you have. Nice space.

raji rathia

Jul 7, 2019, 3:05 pm Reply

Very Gud design and ideas…so comfy.

cynthia reynolds

Jul 7, 2019, 9:20 pm Reply

I have figured out how to make these tours more satisfying. At the beginning they showed the layout & the change – every time they change rooms, show the layout again & where they're going. +why are all the minimalist fold-out, hide the storage, slide the walls apts stark white?

nick jeffries

Jul 7, 2019, 12:59 pm Reply

An extremely clever use of space

Robin S

Jul 7, 2019, 3:18 am Reply

What a quaint lovely lil space ?

Lindy Lindy

Jul 7, 2019, 4:22 am Reply

…really well done


Jul 7, 2019, 7:33 pm Reply

Is the wall of cupboards custom built? Can you give us an idea about the price?

Mohammed Henawy

Jul 7, 2019, 6:23 pm Reply

Very nice

Elwin van Wees

Jul 7, 2019, 9:43 pm Reply

One thing I definitely understand from watching these is that … To be an architect you have to be an alcoholic… A wine rack and booze by the door… Come home first ting is take a gulp??

Ajay Nelson

Jul 7, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply

he likes a drink or two bottles everywhere

Мила Јовановић

Jul 7, 2019, 1:22 am Reply

Theeee best by far!

Chun Tsong Chan

Jul 7, 2019, 6:42 am Reply

290 ft sq… all lives by him. It is so big for me, resident in Hong Kong.

Carlos Leon

Jul 7, 2019, 1:00 pm Reply

It's too sterile, like a prison


Jul 7, 2019, 11:06 pm Reply

#simplystunning!!! 10/10 for this one. Luxurious, light-filled, and easily liveable.

Quyen Tran

Jul 7, 2019, 8:31 pm Reply



Jul 7, 2019, 11:18 pm Reply

Stop asking questions.

Jingle Jungle

Jul 7, 2019, 11:30 pm Reply

This is one of my favourites, how he integrated so much into it. But the video cuts through fast, a tiny apartment video doesn't have to be tiny.

Ad Vulliet

Jul 7, 2019, 12:29 pm Reply

Ma nouvelle chaine favorite de YouTube ????

michael haralambos

Jul 7, 2019, 2:42 pm Reply

Background music makes it very depressing feeling abut the apartment ..

ManasKumar Behera

Aug 8, 2019, 8:33 pm Reply

Too much white
Little splash of color will make it more cozy

shit lista

Aug 8, 2019, 9:05 am Reply

I'm sorry but are all of these apartments the architects'?

Sanya Simpson

Aug 8, 2019, 1:46 pm Reply

The bed is too small…

setiadji hikmawan

Aug 8, 2019, 10:04 am Reply

That would cost more money for that furniture and stuff just for the small apartment,but sure it's worth

Raven T

Aug 8, 2019, 9:55 pm Reply

Love the light and the streamlined design

João Vieira

Aug 8, 2019, 8:24 pm Reply

Tiny ass apartment, but there’s still space for a 24 bottle wine storage cupboard. Love it

Rahel E.

Aug 8, 2019, 9:44 pm Reply

Such a beautiful Apartment, Love how uncluttered the Design is


Aug 8, 2019, 8:48 pm Reply

great apartment but I just don't get why so many Aussies sound like they're asking a question when making a statement. stop that little uptick at the end of a sentence!!

Preeti Yadav

Aug 8, 2019, 10:34 am Reply

That's not small…..https://youtu.be/Q4FoAr8i26g this is small


Aug 8, 2019, 2:15 pm Reply

Why do these people never prioritize an office area? Have these people even heard of a proper desk with a proper chair?

Jacob Heyden

Aug 8, 2019, 4:55 am Reply

Nice hole

Motox 2

Aug 8, 2019, 9:37 pm Reply

The OCD dream flat

Logesh Murugesh

Aug 8, 2019, 7:25 pm Reply

Fantastic innovation….next generation level ongoing work…..how leave and learn in small living space I am impressed and excited….can I ask ….can I learn and practice this project I am so interested please reply thank you

Rebecca A

Aug 8, 2019, 9:46 pm Reply

I don’t find it impressive or unique?


Aug 8, 2019, 12:19 am Reply

Really nice. But don't make out its about sustainability. Its about design.

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