These mini-condos are built with flexible living space
I love small space living so much. If you’ve been around for a while, you’ve noticed I’ve profiled a bunch of different places around the Vancouver area (like Burns Block in downtown Vancouver and Balance in Surrey). Well, I just came across a new development, also in Surrey, called BosaSPACE. (BTW, I’m not getting paid to write about these homes. I just find them really, really fascinating.)
BosaSPACE is a bit different than the other micro lofts or small space apartments because these units are built to transform space, and become functional for the type of lifestyle people in Vancouver are looking for.
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For most people, small space living might be affordable, but it isn’t practical. How will you host dinner parties, keep clutter out of the way, and just have enough space to live in on a daily basis? There’s nothing worse than inviting people over, only to have them sit on your bed to eat dinner. :) I really like BosaSPACE because it’s different and unique.
The bedroom can be separate from the rest of the living area by pulling out a wall that bisects the unit lengthwise.
In the kitchen, a long dining room table can be pulled out from the island, and 8 chairs can be brought out from a built-in storage space.
The living room is also extremely transformable. Once the bedroom wall is tucked in and the bed folded up, the space converts into a sofa.
AND he built-in flat screen TV panel can slide across the wall, revealing additional seating, a daybed, or a home office space to fold out of the wall. Amazing.
Yeah, these furniture pieces are not unique. You can get them custom-designed or purchased from a specialty store. But these are standard pieces that come with the condo, and come much cheaper than if you had to buy them all separately. Anyway, here’s a short video I found on a recent CBC article about the development:
The tower will located in the Central City neighbourhood of Surrey. It’s expected to be ready in 3 years, and units will range from 500 to 750 sq. ft. One-bedroom suites start at $199,900, while two-bedroom suites will start at $300,000.
What do you think of this apartment? Could you live in one?
Author: Krystal Yee
I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.