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1916 Brick Boiler Room Revamped into a Tiny Guest Apartment

We have seen plenty of tiny houses before that make use of spaces that are as small as even 20 square meters. But it is not very often that you come across a full-service guest apartment that is as small as just 93 square feet! That sounds like an incredibly small space to work with, but architect Christi Azevedo tapped into the smart use of vertical space and creative, space-saving solutions to convert what was originally a 1916 laundry boiler room in a cool guest space. With a footprint of just 2.5 X 3.5 meters, this little delight in San Francisco blends functionality with elegant, timeless charm.

Brick exterior of the tiny boiler rool turned into a ultra cool guest house 1916 Brick Boiler Room Revamped into a Tiny Guest Apartment

The design of the guest apartment borrows from an industrial loft template that turns the lower level into a living area and kitchen, and the loft level houses the bedroom and bathroom along with a dressing area. The design is obviously kept as simple as possible, and a couch, coffee/dining table, ergonomic kitchen and fold-out cushions make up the lower living space. A ladder-like staircase leads to the loft level with a glass landing area, a tiny bathroom and a bedroom that also comes with bookshelves and some storage space!

Small boiler room of the house turned into a guest house

Frosted glass front cabinets in the kitchen give it an elegant look

Lower level kitchen with smart use of limited space

Ladder style staircase leading to the bedroom and bathroom outside

Bed loft with additional display and storage space in the tiny guest house

Sure, the uber-tiny guest house might not be ideal for a family with kids, but it works very well for a young couple who might be in town for just a day or two. Keeping the original red brick fa├žade and walls on the inside intact, the architects preserve the sense of nostalgia and the rich past that comes with this remarkable home.

Bathroom and glass landing area leading to the loft bedroom

Classic brick exterior of the house is kept intact

Plan of the small boiler room turned into a smart guest house

Rendering that showcases the design of the uber-tiny guest house

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  • Great idea! This space is actually really functional and looks wonderful. The kitchen is plenty big enough and has a couch. The bed is there and there is a bathroom. All ya need!

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