If you’ve got very little living space to work with, you have to be smart. That’s the situation at this tiny studio apartment, located inside the Upper West Side co-op building at 327 West 85th Street. There’s no square footage listed–probably because there isn’t much to list–but it’s basically an open living area and kitchen, with one closet and a bathroom. The current owner, however, has created a space that seems liveable and downright cute. It’s currently asking $398,000.
A modern reno brought in whitewashed exposed brick, a sleek white kitchen and recessed lighting. Mirrors on the closet and 10-foot ceilings help make the unit seem a bit more spacious. The compact kitchen looks well designed, packing in cabinet space as well as a small island that serves as the dining room table.
A buyer may want to get rid of the lime green accents, but we think it adds a fun touch to the space. By keeping all of the colors bright and simple, the studio avoids looking cluttered or claustrophobic.
The single bed doubles as a couch, and there’s storage space underneath. There’s even a nice pre-war touch to this apartment: a wood-burning fireplace!
This pre-war co-op is home to other tiny apartments, like this one bedroom that is also on the market asking $449,000, although the listing says it is in contract. While the spaces are small, co-op residents are benefiting from a great UWS location. The building is one block from the Hudson River Greenway and four blocks from Central Park. It’s also within walking distance of the main drags of Broadway, Amsterdam and Columbus. Basically, if you’re a minimalist who doesn’t need tons of room but likes being in prime Manhattan, look no further!
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Images courtesy of the Corcoran Group
Neighborhoods : Upper West Side