NEVER TOO SMALL: Architect’s Hand Crafted Beachside Apartment: Sydney 51sqm/549sqf

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Inspired by Japanese and Scandinavian architecture and interiors, and the space efficient, built-in joinery found in yachts and caravans, the aptly named beâCHâlet in Sydney’s seaside suburb of Bronte, was designed and hand crafted by architect and artist Matt Reynolds. Originally run down and lacking both storage and laundry facilities, removing walls and adding multi-function joinery has transformed it into a flexible home with plenty of display spaces and hidden storage. The apartment features an open plan living-dining area that includes a 2 piece couch that can be reconfigured to a queen bed, 2 single beds or a bench seat for the dining table. A floating bookcase wraps around the living room and continues throughout the apartment. Other features include a japanese style ‘genkan’ entry way, a cook’s kitchen and 2 bedrooms, one of which serves as a guest room/alternative work space and includes unique storage for all Matt’s sporting equipment. In response to the need to reduce the size of Australian homes, beâCHâlet is a truly stellar example of smaller, smarter design.

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Project Name: beâCHâlet

Produced by New Mac Video Agency
Creator: Colin Chee
Director: Nam Tran
Cinematographer: Jack Mounsey
Producer: Lindsay Barnard
Editor: Yasmin Bright
Music: Homesick (feat. Bad Room Producer) by Vestalgia


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