242-Square-Foot West Village Love Nest Asks $3K/Month

Posted On Wed, June 15, 2016 By

Posted On Wed, June 15, 2016 By In Cool Listings, Interiors, West Village 

6sqft previously featured this 242-square-foot love nest at 352 West 12th Street, tucked into a dreamy cobblestoned corner of the West Village, as a fine example of brilliant interior design and creative small-space living. The apartment has served as home sweet home for newlywed couple Jourdan and Tobin Ludwig–she works in business development and he’s a purveyor of artisanal bitters–who have lived in what they call their “wee cottage” since moving in together six years ago. Jourdan bought the co-op in 2011 for $270,000, and the couple invested $300,000 in a sanity-saving renovation. After spending their “best years in in the city” here, the owners have listed the home for $3,000 a month, reports the Post.

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The home is also the subject of the couple’s blog and Instagram thanks to the fact that it’s filled with smart and stylish space-saving techniques like built-ins and square-footage-maximizing illusions (white walls, good lighting).

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242 Sq Ft NYC, West Village Apartment, apartments under 300 square feet nyc, tiny apartments nyc, studios nyc

The smartly-renovated apartment comes furnished with a built-in Clei couch (the owners have called it “a lifesaver”) and murphy bed frame, a built-in custom dining room table, and a perfectly sized “coffee table” which in a previous life was an antique storage trunk).

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242 Sq Ft NYC, West Village Apartment, apartments under 300 square feet nyc, tiny apartments nyc, studios nyc

The owners have been deeply involved in food and drink in their careers, so the kitchen is by necessity more than merely decorative. A maple island can be folded up and rolled into the closet. In addition to substantial built-in storage, you’ll find premium cabinets and high-end stainless steel kitchen appliances. A newly-renovated bathroom features a sliding door crafted from reclaimed barn wood.

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The studio even hosted Thanksgiving dinner with style.

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242 Sq Ft NYC, West Village Apartment, apartments under 300 square feet nyc, tiny apartments nyc, studios nyc

A white brick fireplace makes a lovely backdrop, and six-foot windows are outfitted with Hunter-Douglass remote-controlled electric blinds so you can control both light and privacy. Those windows overlook a charming shared garden, complete with morning birdsongs.

352 West 12th Street Garden

352 West 12th Street facade

The building is one of a row of three three contiguous walk-up apartment buildings joined together as a single cooperative. The three buildings were built in 1875 by architect William Joel, and detailed beaux-arts elements remain. They’re joined in the back by a well-manicured private garden that serves as a private oasis for residents.

[Via NYP]

[Listing: 352 West 12th Street #1C by owner]

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