Never Too Small • Documentary
Among a collection of 8 heritage listed art deco apartments, Sophie Bowers of Strutt Studios, meticulously crafted a unique, compact home. By cleverly altering the layout Strutt Studios redesigned the space to maximize both function and comfort whilst retaining it’s heritage character. Removing a single wall and manipulating the floor plate allowed Strutt Studios to triple the kitchen storage, and add a laundry and full size bathtub, amenities not found in the rest of the block.
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