The world of real estate is rapidly evolving, and we are constantly seeing new designs on the market. As the world becomes busier and more populated, the need for property becomes greater, but it’s also more difficult because there’s less space. We have heard of micro-apartments and micro-houses for those who want a scaled down way of life. Well, the next offering in the micro department is the micro-mansion!
Florida real estate developer Frank McKinney has come up with the epic design for this amazing micro-mansion, and is gambling that wealthy buyers will lap it up. Of course, at 4,042 square foot, it’s not THAT micro, but it’s substantially smaller than a regular mansion. One such mansion is going to be for sale soon in the Ocean Ridge area of Florida. So, let’s look a little more closely at what is sure to become the next big craze!
What is it?
So what exactly is this micro-mansion, and what can we expect from it? Well, it is the perfect property for those wanting a luxurious and opulent home, but scaled back. Nevertheless, despite being smaller than a normal mansion, this micro mansion will have three bedrooms, four bathrooms, stunning hardwood floors, a contemporary design, two pools, and a glass kitchen. Oh, and if that weren’t enough, it is also only 345-feet away from the ocean. In other words, this might just about be the ideal home for anyone who can afford it!
Well, the target audience for this property is unlikely to be you or us, because the guide price for this stunning mansion clocks in at several million bucks! McKinney has said that he designed the mansion specifically for those wealthy buyers who can afford a luxury home but want something more scaled down, and don’t want to have to maintain a large property. With a large master bedroom and amazing kitchen, this is the perfect choice for anyone with money to burn, and a desire for oceanfront luxury.
It remains unclear exactly how much the micro-mansion will sell for once it’s completed, but, it seems clear that it will be anywhere between $4-$10 million! This is the next logical step in a recent trend of micro-property that is proving much more popular these days. People are coming to terms with the fact that they don’t need massive homes; this is especially true for retirees whose children have grown up and left home, and want to downsize. There is, of course, a debate over whether a home of 4,000+ square foot can, or should, be considered micro, but that’s a moot point.
This micro-mansion is a cool and fun development, and, if it becomes a hit, we could well see more of these things built. Micro-housing is a huge thing at the moment, as people in the cities look for more space, and efficiency. And, we could see a future in which micro-homes become as commonplace as regular homes.