Living in 300 square feet condo is “smart”

Toronto’s Smart House Micro-Condo Wins Design Awards

The age of micro-condos is dawning on Toronto, and the city’s developer community likes what it sees.

Smart House Toronto, the city’s first development to feature micro-condos, won two prizes at last weekend’s BILD Awards for the real estate industry, including best design under 750 square feet.

With suites starting at 300 square feet, the units seem preposterously small at first blush, but developers Malibu Investments and Urban Capital used innovative design solutions to make the space work.

Suites feature multipurpose furniture like desks that convert into beds, and retractable countertops.

Check out what happens to this “smart kitchen” when you close all the drawers and cabinets:

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