Sharing space with roommates in a small New York City apartment has never been easy. But doing so during a pandemic while many are still working from home? Almost impossible. As winter approaches and takes safe outdoor activities with it, now may be a good time to look for your own apartment. And with average rents still down compared to the same period last year, you’re more likely to scoop up a decent deal. For those ready to ditch the roommates, we’ve found five studio apartments perfect for one, from a sunny Sutton Place rental for $1,538/month to a $2,479/month junior one-bedroom with amenities in Gramercy Park.
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This West Village studio may be petite, but it’s got loads of Victorian-style charm and optimized storage space to make up for its small footprint. Asking $525,000, the co-op at 77 Perry Street has exposed brick walls, original tin ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling cherry wood built-ins that ensure every modern convenience is met.
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You might be surprised to learn that there’s a hidden “English village” tucked away on the Upper West Side, and you may be even more shocked that you can live there for under $400,000. Built in 1921, Pomander Walk is a collection of quaint Tudor-style homes tucked behind a private cast-iron gate off West 94th and 95th Streets. This 326-square-foot alcove studio at the address 266 West 95th Street retains lots of the home’s historic charm but has gotten a stylish, contemporary makeover.
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Though technically an alcove studio, this co-op at 77 Bleecker Street in Noho feels a lot larger thanks to an unusual layout, high ceilings, a separate dining area, and a skylight. Plus, it’s got a ton of storage space to help keep things tidy. The lovely home is on the market for $650,000 and is being offered fully furnished.
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When 6sqft took a tour of model Summer Rayne Oakes‘ apartment in 2016, her home was filled with more than 500 plants. Today, that collection has grown to 1,100 and Summer has written a book on how to “cultivate green space in your home and heart.” Most recently, she took this idea and applied her style to a studio apartment at the new Crown Heights condo 111 Montgomery Sreet (h/t NY Post). Listed for $499,000, the apartment is a cool mix of contemporary finishes, boho decor, and, of course, plants galore.
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This cool West Village home is not your average studio apartment. For one, the interior has been designed as what the listing describes as a “zen suite,” complete with carved wooden doors from Bali, grasscloth and leather walls, and a flat-screen TV that ascends from the foot of the bed. Secondly, the bedroom alcove has been transformed into a custom dressing room/closet fit for a fashionista. Located at 400 West 12th Street, the famous Superior Ink condo, the 943-square-foot home is asking $2.3 million.
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No matter how big or small, we could all use a work-from-home nook these days, and this lovely little studio in Prospect Heights has a perfect one. It also has a cool mix of industrial and old-world architectural details, including tin ceilings, exposed brick, and carved wooden window and door frames, along with creative, modern updates throughout. Located at 675 Vanderbilt Avenue, the co-op is asking $449,000.
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This Midtown East studio may be compact, but it certainly has a lot of storage space and room for guests (if you don’t mind getting a little cozy). Located at 235 East 49th Street, just a stone’s throw from the UN, the co-op was designed by award-winning architect Robert Garneau, who specializes in small-space layouts. Not only are there a whopping eight closets, but a Murphy bed plus sleeping loft means that three people can spend the night. Other perks include a gas fireplace and pocket doors for added privacy.
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This 530-square-foot Upper East Side studio may be petite, but it has everything you’d need–tons of closet space, a full kitchen, and space for both a bed area and a seating area. Listed for $645,000 at 165 East 72nd Street, the co-op is also a catch for the glam makeover it received.
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If you’re on a budget but still want to be a homeowner, sometimes a studio is your best bet. And this lovely place at 451 West 22nd Street in Chelsea has just about everything you’d want in a starter home despite its tiny footprint. The sunny south-facing studio feels even brighter thanks to high ceilings, and it maximizes space with a built-in Murphy bed and a full wall of closets.