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Compact Manhattan Studio

Type: Studio // Location: Manhattan, New York // Source: SmallHomes

 

About this Place

Manhattan is such a stylish place that even a microapartment can ignite a massive amount of envy. I think you’ll see what we mean after taking a look at this studio.

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It’s an interesting layout, the hardwood floors are stunning and everything in here is super sleek. Yeah, we love this place.

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And here comes the functionality…

A small but reasonably-sized table folds out of the wall. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the wine and cheese display, it’s really the perfect way to show just how useful a well-placed table can be.

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The kitchen is near perfect. Plenty of light (including some from a relatively large window), a liberal amount of counter space and a sleek stainless steel stove with matching overhead shelving make this kitchen a hit in our book.

We’re guessing the cold storage appliances are under the counter. It may be a bit uncomfortable hunching over to grab a drink or snack from the fridge, so we suppose this place does have one con after all. If we sound like we’re nitpicking, we’re just jealous we can’t live here!

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This studio is utilitarian in every aspect of the word. It just goes to show you don’t have to sacrifice style for functionality.

It was a good call of the designer to intuitively incorporate some shelving into the wall by the bed.

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modern armchairs

It may be a slight hassle folding the bed out of the wall after a night out or a long day at work, but the ability to quickly clear out a hefty portion of floor space makes up for it. And who’s to say the bed needs to be folded up every morning? It looks presentable either way.

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The utilitarianism continues in the office area where the bookshelf and cabinetry supply a generous amount of storage space while the fold-out desk offers a sufficient spot to get some work done.

Overall, this is a sweet pad. The blend of comfort and utilitarianism makes it one of the desirable microapartments we’ve seen.