Asking $750K, this little Chelsea apartment launched an interior design startup

Posted On Wed, May 17, 2017 By

Posted On Wed, May 17, 2017 By In Chelsea, Cool Listings, Interiors

This cozy and chic one-bedroom co-op at 221 West 21st Street on a quiet and leafy Chelsea block may not boast a lot of square feet, but its well-curated design makes it feel more like a home than a tiny Manhattan apartment. It’s a success story we’ve seen over and over again; in this particular case, the home’s small-space makeover was the inspiration for successful designer-client matchup service Homepolish–the homeowner, a coder for Buzzfeed, went on to partner with the interior design company’s founder to help others find smart design solutions. The fifth-floor apartment is currently asking $750,000.

221 West 21st Street, Chelsea, Cool Listings, Homepolish, small space design, tiny apartments, co-ops, interiors

The apartment’s structural elements take advantage of the fifth floor’s natural light, starting with a large, wood-beamed skylight above the living room; the high ceilings and original beams are from the 1920s. A wall of exposed brick adds visual warmth, and a wood-burning fireplace brings actual warmth as well as old-world character. Another top-floor perk: City views that include the Empire State Building. A typical cool detail: a built-in desk and bookshelf in the living room.

221 West 21st Street, Chelsea, Cool Listings, Homepolish, small space design, tiny apartments, co-ops, interiors

221 West 21st Street, Chelsea, Cool Listings, Homepolish, small space design, tiny apartments, co-ops, interiors

The bedroom may not be palatial (there’s enough room for a queen-sized bed), but it’s been made both convenient and attractive with a wall of slate blue and custom shelving. A renovated bathroom features teak ceilings and terra-cotta tiled floors along with crisp white tile with black tile accents.

221 West 21st Street, Chelsea, Cool Listings, Homepolish, small space design, tiny apartments, co-ops, interiors

The open kitchen is compact and offers granite countertops and an island with ample storage space.

221 West 21st Street, Chelsea, Cool Listings, Homepolish, small space design, tiny apartments, co-ops, interiors

This pre-war co-op building has recently been renovated and offers an elevator, laundry, private basement storage and bike storage. Pied-a-terres, co-purchasing, gifting, and sublets are all allowed.

Two more things that make this apartment unique: The new owner gets the option to purchase the roof deck above to create a private garden oasis, and the apartment can also be purchased furnished, so all that cool decorator swag can stay right where it is.

[Listing: 221 West 21st Street #5B by Lindsee Silverstein for Tungsten Property]

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