Grand Designs Australia Favourite Small House Goes To Auction


An audience favourite from the first season of Grand Designs Australia, the Small House is being taken to auction next month.

The owner and architect of the Small House in Surrys Hills,

Domenic Alvaro is selling the award winning, one bedroom house with a price guide of more than $1.875 million.

Domenic Alvaro bought the 42 square meter block in Surry Hills, and built the acclaimed World House of the Year in 2011.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the Small House, which was built on land no bigger than two car spaces, has become the architectural labour of love for Alvaro and wife, Sue.

The five level, pint size property has an abundance of stairs, with each square millimetre utilised to the owners advantage.

Grand Designs Australia TV host Peter Maddison nicknamed Small House, the “House of Millimetres” and was keen to see the liveability of the house three year later.

“What the house did was highlight what can be achieved within urban densification, which on a grand scale I think Australia has been slow to embrace,” Peter Maddison said.

Mr Alvaro said the first idea of the house was just rough sketches on napkin, but developed into an urban design challenge.

The house, which features an roof top garden, multiple living spaces and will be up for auction on October 18.

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