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From laundry room to tiny home! See inside this 88-square-foot house

Designer and architect Christi Azevedo loves properties that have outbuildings.

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“They’re always a resource for creativity,” she told TODAY.com.

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Test Drive: Inside a 204-square foot tiny house

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So when she came across a place with a former French laundry for sale in San Francisco, she had the perfect idea for the 88-square-foot boiler room: to transform it into a full-service guest apartment.

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“The entire place was a wreck, but there were loads of details remaining,” she said. The space, which she lovingly calls the “Brick House,” was given an efficient and modern upgrade.

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It now hosts a new IKEA kitchen, complete with a stainless steel countertop and custom upper doors of sanded acrylic. She said plumbing in such tight quarters is difficult, “but with a little encroachment in the kitchen cabinets, everything works like a charm.”

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The intimate living room has a couch and coffee/dining table along with fold-out cushions that can be turned into a lounge chair on the stair landing. Up the ship ladder stairs, there’s a mezzanine dressing area with a built-in walnut wardrobe and drawers.

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A 42-inch bath features a wall-mount toilet, a custom stainless steel medicine cabinet, small sink and floor drain shower.

The bed loft, complete with a queen mattress and plenty of storage, is located by way of a glass landing.

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The Brick House is currently Azevedo’s crash pad as she spends half of her time at a place she built in Grass Valley. But she has rented it out before for $1,600 a month, which in San Francisco where the average rent for a one bedroom costs $3,500 is an absolute steal — especially for a place this stunning.

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This article was originally published February 18, 2016.

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