Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A MULTI LEVEL 425 SQUARE FOOT NEW YORK APARTMENT!

small apartment New York

This is what 425 square feet in New York looks like. Three levels of apartment living neatly designed into a small foot print.  When the homeowner bought the unit on the Upper West Side back in 1994 it was more like a studio with roof access.  Today, thanks to some clever architect work, a small space is given new life and more square footage by simply adding different platforms within the 12 foot ceilings.

Simple, clean lines, neutral tones with a pop of turquoise.  I like.

Check out the architect's rendering below to see how this small multilevel apartment works - all in under 500 square feet.

small multilevel apartment design



kitchen and living room in small apartment
Levels 1 & 2 - The sunken kitchen with light blue glass backsplash leads up into the main living room space. (above)


decorations in a small living room
Level 2 - The living room features a gray tufted modern sectional sofa. (above)


wood stair case with white storage boxes to increase space
The staircase leading up to level 3 doubles as storage with lacquer built in 
Level 3 - Bedroom
loft style bedroom
Level 3 - The loft like bedroom. (above)

apartment before the multilevel redesign
BEFORE - If you can believe it, this is what the space looked like before the remodel. (above)
Such a smart use of space!  What do you think of this small apartment?  Could you live in this space?

Happy Wednesday!

xo
Coco


Photos: New York Times

11 comments:

  1. This is amazing. Yes, I could live there. I had a much smaller studio in LA for a year. This looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Wow that is an amazing use of space! I am soaking in all of the good ideas for small spaces that I possibly can. I have put an offer on a tiny house in the Hollywood Hills...I can see my office down the hill! But it's only 1 bedroom! Very small but great view and lots of 1937 charm. Still trying to wrap my head around the small space but I think I can make it work for the great location (haha...since I can't afford more space in a great location...lol).

    Have a good one Coco...

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  3. Fabulous! I definitely could live here. So well-executed. Clean lines. Utilitarian, but oh-so lovely.

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  5. I'm jealous of all the storage and the little outdoor retreat!

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  6. Dang! That looks so much larger than MY 450 square foot Jr. One (fancy speak for alcove studio). Wow. Love that storage under the stairs...

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  7. i could totally live here granted it bad more closet space lolo

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  8. I could! totally love it, what a great and efficient use of space - very clever! ;-)

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  9. AMAZING use of space! I would live here in a heartbeat!

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  10. Unbelievable... This is such a clever use of space.. and the apartment is fab...
    Love these makeovers...:)
    xv

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