Small = Big Value

Sumptuously Small

Rebecca Teagarden who is the assistant editor of Pacific Northwest magazine posted an article the Seattle Times about how a small space can deliver big value in apartment living.

According to Ms. Teagarden, “Steve Sauer’s 182-square-foot Seattle condo shows the value of a good fit, from the soaking tub built into the entry floor to the “video lounge” tucked beneath the “cafe area.” Sauer shopped Ikea for many of his home’s furnishings, such as a little table, and used tabletops to fashion cabinet fronts.”


Ms. Teagarden tells us that the owner, Steve Sauer who is 6′ 2″, with a Master’s degree in whole systems design works for Boeing crafting airplane interiors.

In designing his home he claims that what he “really wanted was one place with exactly what I needed and wanted. Quality is more important than quantity for me, and extra space only a problem.”

What’s It Like?

To give us an idea of the look and feel of Mr. Sauer’s apartment, Benjamin Benschneider, staff photographer for the Seattle Times took these shots .

*Pictures and quotes Courtesy Seattle Times – Please read Ms. Teagarden’s full Article Here

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Reader Comments:

Boombust Says:
September 5th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Hmmm. now, why can’t they build an RV like that?

September 5th, 2010 at 10:29 pm


specialfx3000 Says:
September 6th, 2010 at 10:44 am

Can’t conclude that it’s ‘big value’ without knowing the price. However, it does seem to be an interesting pad for a single dude who prefers to sleep on the sofa-bed and bathe in the floor.

Definitely like living in one of those Ikea showrooms. (To each their own)

Best place on meth Says:
September 6th, 2010 at 10:50 am

That is the most beautiful prison cell I’ve ever seen.


September 6th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

ummm think it’s ground floor with direct access. point is you can live comfortably and cheap in a small space.

Bob Lucas Says:
September 6th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

This reminds me of some spaces in Tokyo that a sublime in design. Definately the wave of the future: why have one big place somewhere when you can have two small places in two cities?!

John1 Says:
September 7th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

If you like that.. you’ll love this guy’s 330 sq. ft. transforming home in HK:

It’s basically 1 room, that he can transform into different other rooms.

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