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MKCA’s Attic Transformer: Amazing 225 sq. ft. Apartment

This the Attic Transformer, an amazing 225 st. ft. apartment created from an attic space in West Village, New York City, and wow is it cool.

MKCA, or Michael C Chen Architecture designed this multi-functional space that fits everything you need into a very tiny apartment. The main wall can be completely closed up, or you can pull your desk, computer, dining room table, closet, pantry and BED out from the wall when needed. There’s also a compact kitchenette, a comfortable stationary sofa, and a luxury bathroom.

Enjoy the pictures and get more information on the last page!

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MKCA’s Attic Transformer: Amazing 225 sq. ft. Apartment

Images via MKCA

Main view of home with dining table pulled out.

No dining table, everything “folded” away.

Again, folded away. Just the living room.

Pull-out hanging storage.

“Bedroom mode” with Murphy bed down.


Entire wall closed up. So sleek.

Computer and desk slide out. Time for work.

Dinner set-up. This is amazing.

There’s even a partition for bed-time.

Little snug attic corner with some more storage.

Sleek, modern and luxurious bathroom!


Looking at the other side.

View when you walk in. Luxury!

Floor plan so you can make sense of all those cool cubbies.

MKCA's Attic Transformer: Amazing 225 sq. ft. Apartment

Images via MKCA

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From MCKA: 

Having acquired a 225 sf space in the West Village with a 5 ft tall storage attic space, MKCA’s client was seeking to create a gracious and multi-functional home. Situated in an Landmarked 1840s wood and brick townhouse with exposures on three sides, the space was gutted to studs and rebuilt from the inside out, including new thermal and waterproofing systems at the three exterior facades and roof.

Extensive upgrades were made to the sagging wood structure of the building to level floors and ceilings and to reinforce decades of water damage in the historic structure. The project takes advantage of the compact attic space which while not standing height nevertheless offers a useful volume for numerous apartment functions.

The space was aggressively subdivided and loaded with custom fabricated transforming elements including hanging clothing storage, pantry storage, and a pull-out dining table that is paired with a pull-out workstation that converts the table into a home office with desktop computer and storage below.

The transforming elements make comfortable living, cooking, dining, working, and entertaining all possible, even in a tiny space. Custom millwork, and vintage and contemporary furnishings in tactile and well crafted hardwoods, mohair, and wool make for a luxurious and youthful interior design. This intricate apartment marks MKCA’s smallest yet.

Want to know more? Check out the MCKA website!


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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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{ 9 comments… add one }
  • sel
    April 28, 2017, 6:05 pm

    nice contemporary setting…..great re-structured living space.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 30, 2017, 12:56 pm

      They really made it work.

  • Melissa
    April 29, 2017, 5:03 am

    This place is amazing! Wish we could see in person!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 30, 2017, 12:51 pm

      Glad you liked it!

  • Anthonie
    April 29, 2017, 9:33 am

    West Village? 1840’s Townhouse? All this (all 225 sq ft) can be yours for only $1.2mil !! LOL I lived at 1st and 41st down by the UN in early 60’s and my rent for a 1 bed pre-war was $125, but then I think I made around 10k a year:) LOL I have two friends who share a studio Mid town for $3800 a mo. How did rents get so out of whack?

  • amsterdamsel
    April 29, 2017, 2:04 pm

    Great, sleek design. Multi-functional space is where it’s at, Baby. Nice job!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 30, 2017, 12:47 pm

      I loved it!

  • keepyourpower
    April 29, 2017, 8:32 pm

    Love it, but would like an up close on the kitchen.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 30, 2017, 12:37 pm

      There are actually oodles more pictures on the MKCA website I linked to. A lot were very similar, but there are more of the kitchen, too 🙂

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