In a city where every square inch comes at a premium, these tiny, multi-functional studios fit an entire house’s worth of function into a minimal footprint.
In just under 500 square feet, Manhattan consultant Michael Pozner was able to create a flexible space that doubles as a home and office, thanks to exploratory demolition and some clever storage solutions. The stairs contain five drawers. His small set of table and chairs is from CB2.
A custom Murphy bed tucks away, while curtains help hide storage in this 400-square-foot West Village studio. “I think of the bed as intimate space,” says resident Milan Hughston, “and putting the bed away—having it out of sight when not in use—is satisfying.”
A 700-square-foot Manhattan apartment got a boost in functionality with the addition of a lofted bedroom. “The dimensions are so tight, the height especially,” says the architect, Kyu Sung Woo, who redesigned the apartment for his son. “By densifying the core—the bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom—the rest became much more spacious than it used to be.”
At just 240 square feet, this Upper West Side studio is still able to pack in a miniature library and laundry room thanks to clever George Nakashima-inspired built-ins.
A sliding wall and stow-away beds from Resource Furniture transform the 420-square-foot LifeEdited studio in SoHo into a two-bedroom that sleeps four.
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