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Bizarre Adelaide rental shows a glass-walled bathroom in the KITCHEN – so how much would you pay?

Bizarre rental takes ‘open living’ to new heights as the glass-walled bathroom is in the center of the KITCHEN – so how much would you pay?

  • A Former Airbnb Studio Glass Bathroom Design Has Caused an Online Outcry
  • Some have mocked the confusing toilet area next to the small kitchen
  • But brokers said the glass is tempered and has a matte design
  • The 35sqm Adelaide studio apartment costs potential tenants $400/week

A studio apartment with a glass bathroom in a “modern” kitchen raised eyebrows after it went up for rent for $400 a week.

The South Australian property, with its partly frosted glass bathroom next to the fireplace, is one of seven apartments on the O’Connell Street block in North Adelaide.

The 35 sq. ft. studio was advertised as a “large modern bathroom,” as landlords tried to attract tenants willing to part with $400 a week.

Despite online skepticism, the real estate agents who owned the property simply said “it is what it is” and pointed out that it was not illegal.

Potential tenants were stunned by the bathroom design, which sits behind a frosted wall next to a fireplace

Potential tenants were stunned by the bathroom design, which sits behind a frosted wall next to a fireplace

Ray White's media manager Alex Tilbury told Daily Mail Australia that the bathroom in the former Airbnb studio has been approved by the council and has tempered and frosted glass.

Ray White’s media manager Alex Tilbury told Daily Mail Australia that the bathroom in the former Airbnb studio has been approved by the council and has tempered and frosted glass.

Images of the glass bathroom led some online commentators to mock the setup, with one saying it looked like a “Swedish prison,” while another joked that it looked like “your first custom home in The Sims.”

Ray White’s media manager Alex Tilbury told Daily Mail Australia that the bathroom in the former Airbnb studio has been approved by the council.

“It’s tempered glass, it’s clear frosted, and it’s fully insured – there’s nothing illegal about it,” Ms Tilbury said.

“I don’t know why they get so excited, it is what it is.”

The fully furnished studio is the smallest in the block and is one of two with a glass bathroom.

The air-conditioned property has an outdoor patio, is not far from amenities and has internet and utilities as part of the rental price.

Ms Tilbury said three applications are pending and she expects the highly sought-after apartment to be rented out by the end of the week.

The broker turned down offers that were higher than the advertised price.

Ray White North Adelaide director Rachel Lawrie told Daily Mail Australia that the seven apartments were all former Airbnbs that lost business during Covid and were converted to work as fixed-term leases.

†[The apartments are] for those looking for shorter stays, such as college students — it’s bigger than student housing, it’s probably a lot more luxurious, too,” Ms Lawrie said.

She said she didn’t understand the fuss about the bathroom and added that there was a business couple staying who were okay with the arrangements.

“The bathroom is like a room in itself – it’s just a studio and it’s actually made like an Airbnb for one person – it’s not necessarily that you have a family there, so it’s your own privacy anyway.”

The studio is part of a block (pictured) of seven units in North Adelaide, a short term property, with three to six month leases

The studio is part of a block (pictured) of seven units in North Adelaide, a short term property, with three to six month leases

The air-conditioned house (pictured) has an outdoor terrace, is not far from amenities and has internet and utilities as part of the rental price

The air-conditioned house (pictured) has an outdoor terrace, is not far from amenities and has internet and utilities as part of the rental price

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