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June 2, 2014
In apartments where every square foot counts, lofted beds can act as both a stylish and space-saving element.
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  Jay Austin’s Matchbox house is only eight feet wide but feels bigger, thanks to a well-organized interior. A skylight over the lofted bed and some clever storage moves, including magnetized spice containers overhead, help maximize space. Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan.  Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan.   This originally appeared in Micro-Dwellings Across America .

    Jay Austin’s Matchbox house is only eight feet wide but feels bigger, thanks to a well-organized interior. A skylight over the lofted bed and some clever storage moves, including magnetized spice containers overhead, help maximize space. Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan.

    Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan.
    This originally appeared in Micro-Dwellings Across America .
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  In this Pittsburgh loft, sleeping space is tucked away in an alcove above the kitchen, accessible by a track ladder that slides along a rail mounted above the counter. Photo by Roger Davies.    Photo by Roger Davies.   This originally appeared in Steel Life.

    In this Pittsburgh loft, sleeping space is tucked away in an alcove above the kitchen, accessible by a track ladder that slides along a rail mounted above the counter. Photo by Roger Davies.

     

    Photo by Roger Davies.
    This originally appeared in Steel Life.
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  Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser has all he needs in his compact, 580-square-foot Hollywood abode. The bed was designed to hang from the ceiling and can be hoisted up and pulled down as needed. When not in use as the headboard, the large redwood slab folds down to become a desk. Photo by Joe Pugliese.  Photo by Joe Pugliese.   This originally appeared in The Tiny Hollywood Home of Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser.

    Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser has all he needs in his compact, 580-square-foot Hollywood abode. The bed was designed to hang from the ceiling and can be hoisted up and pulled down as needed. When not in use as the headboard, the large redwood slab folds down to become a desk. Photo by Joe Pugliese.

    Photo by Joe Pugliese.
    This originally appeared in The Tiny Hollywood Home of Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser.
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  Not a square inch of storage is lost in Michael Pozner’s not-quite-500-square-foot aerie in Greenwich Village. Of the seven steps leading up to the sleeping area, five contain drawers. Photo by Raimund Koch.    Photo by Raimund Koch.   This originally appeared in The Manhattan Transformation.

    Not a square inch of storage is lost in Michael Pozner’s not-quite-500-square-foot aerie in Greenwich Village. Of the seven steps leading up to the sleeping area, five contain drawers. Photo by Raimund Koch.

     

    Photo by Raimund Koch.
    This originally appeared in The Manhattan Transformation.
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  This cozy Portland home is a lesson in efficiency. The lofted bed and workspace rise above a compact sink and closet area. “People ask us, ‘What did you do to make your house not feel like this cramped little thing?’ with the idea that the house is trying to act big,” says resident Katherine Bovee. “It’s not. It’s a small house acting like a small house. We built the house to fit in its own skin.”  Photo by John Clark.   This originally appeared in Small Wooden Box Home in Portland.

    This cozy Portland home is a lesson in efficiency. The lofted bed and workspace rise above a compact sink and closet area. “People ask us, ‘What did you do to make your house not feel like this cramped little thing?’ with the idea that the house is trying to act big,” says resident Katherine Bovee. “It’s not. It’s a small house acting like a small house. We built the house to fit in its own skin.”

    Photo by John Clark.
    This originally appeared in Small Wooden Box Home in Portland.
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  By utilizing space made available by its high ceilings, this New York City apartment, although small, doesn't look cramped. “Wonbo had to be able to stand in the sleeping area,” architect Kyu Sung Woo says of his son. “By combining two dimensions—the height of the bed and that of the closet (the top of which forms the bedroom floor)—we made that possible.” Photo by Adam Friedberg.    This originally appeared in A Look Into 5 New York Apartments.

    By utilizing space made available by its high ceilings, this New York City apartment, although small, doesn't look cramped. “Wonbo had to be able to stand in the sleeping area,” architect Kyu Sung Woo says of his son. “By combining two dimensions—the height of the bed and that of the closet (the top of which forms the bedroom floor)—we made that possible.” Photo by Adam Friedberg.

    This originally appeared in A Look Into 5 New York Apartments.
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Jay Austin’s Matchbox house is only eight feet wide but feels bigger, thanks to a well-organized interior. A skylight over the lofted bed and some clever storage moves, including magnetized spice containers overhead, help maximize space. Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan.

Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan.

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