Sydney home with just one bedroom sells for $5.85m

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A one-bedroom Sydney home has sold for almost $6 million, however, there are a few reasons which might justify the price for a property with limited sleeping options.

The Balmain East home was recently sold for $5.85 million and it was snapped up by Atlassian software architect, Patrick Steule, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The price might seem odd given there is one bedroom, or rather just one space for a bed, given the home's open-plan design, until you see the photos.

Pictured is the exterior of the Sydney home, surrounded by bush
The Sydney home sold for almost $6 million, despite only having one bedroom. Source:

Zulaikha Laurence House on Datchett Road was designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer with Drew Heath Architect and the home actually won a few awards back in 2007.

"Clearly influenced by the owners' love of Japan, it's responsive to the seasons and the weather," the listing on BresicWhitney's website says.

"A transformative experience to anyone who lives there or visits. Australian architecture at its best and most engaging."

Pictured is the lower level of the home, looking into the dining area
The open plan home is sprawled across two levels. Source:

The two storeys of living space overlook Sydney harbour and the home is hidden by trees and surrounded by ferns & courtyard gardens.

On the first floor, you'll find both a viewing deck and an entertaining deck, along with the kitchen, dining area, a sunroom and a bathhouse.

Pictured is one of the balconies on the upper level
The Zulaikha Laurence House won several awards for its stunning design. Source:

The living room and bedroom sit on the second floor, which is complete with an ensuite and wardrobe and another balcony and covered verandah.

According to BresicWhitney, a series of columns and timber screens are featured throughout the home and one wall is floor-to-ceiling glass.

Pictured is the Balmain home's sole bedroom.
Despite only having one bedroom, the home sold for almost $6 million. Source:

A skylight runs through the length of the harbour-front home and judging by the photos the finishings are immaculate.

Perhaps the only downside the home is the fact there is no parking spot — as is the case with quite a few homes on Datchett Street.

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