Treehugger founder Graham Hill's tiny transforming apartment packs eight rooms into just 420 square feet - and it's now up for sale for $995,000. The headline-grabbing minimalist wonder won an AIA NY Honor Award and was even featured in its very own TED talk. Although the price tag seems steep at $2,369 per square foot, this small Soho studio isn't your run-of-the-mill micro dwelling--its moveable walls and hidden compartments expand its functionality to an apartment twice its size, and it can even comfortably seat 12 for dinner.
Built as part of Hill’s LifeEdited project that promotes living large in small places, the design for this LifeEdited prototype apartment was the result of a crowd-sourced competition that drew over 300 entries in 2011. The winning design, One Size Fits All, offers high-end living with room for a home office, hideaway kitchen, two guest beds, a spacious lounging area with a home theater, and a 12-person dining area.
According to LifeEdited, the small apartment is also outfitted with other unseen benefits, such as an air barrier and heat recovery ventilator that give the low-carbon studio near Passive House levels of insulation. Ready to move on to their next project, LifeEdited is currently working on a new magical microdwelling, this time with an even smaller footprint of 350 square feet.
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