Now here’s a brilliantly designed small apartment in East Village area of Manhattan in New York City.
Michael, the apartment owner, uses the space as both home and office which makes the 500-square-feet all that much tighter.
I also work and live out of my apartment which is about 450-square-feet while sharing it with my girlfriend as well.
The amazing part about Michael’s space is the enormous amount of storage that he has created which is illustrated at the bottom of this post.
All of this storage space allows the apartment to be a home instead of a workplace quite easily when friends or family visit.
There’s even an upstairs sleeping loft but thanks to the tall ceilings inside it doesn’t look like it feels cramped at all. In fact, there’s plenty of lighting set up and it looks roomy and comfortable throughout.
What I thought might be one of your favorite parts of the design is the staircase that leads up to the loft because it has built-in drawers underneath each step.
Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture helped with the project to make it what it is. It’s best to watch the video tour at the bottom of this post to grasp a feel of what they were able to do with this small apartment conversion.
I encourage you to see the rest of it below:
The white color really seems to help make the place feel spacious and well lit.
I love how the designers did not miss one opportunity to create seamless storage like in the stairs above.
Up in the sleeping loft, there’s even more storage and the color scheme remains the same.
The living room doubles as a workspace as you can see below. And there’s plenty of storage to keep everything out of sight when you have visitors. It’s perfect.
There’s a drawer that slides out underneath the desk so if you have anything that you were working on you can just slide that out and you’re right where you left off without having to clutter up the rest of the space.
The kitchen is just as beautiful as the rest of the home with stainless steel appliances.
The bathroom is also very modern and luxurious just like the kitchen:
I love how the faucet is installed onto the wall just like in moth showers. I think this helps it look better but also saves a little bit of space which is always important in a small space.
You can check out some digital sketches of the apartment’s design from the architects below:
Below you can see all of the storage compartments built into the apartment in red:
Video Tour of this NYC Small Apartment
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