June 17, 2014
Savvy homeowners prove that with clever storage and other space-saving solutions, living in a one-room apartment can be both practical and comfortable.
A guesthouse conversion in San Francisco

In order to transform a 93-square-foot brick boiler room in San Francisco into a guesthouse, architect and metalworker Christi Azevedo capitalized on the site’s vertical space by installing an elevated sleeping loft. Photo by Cesar Rubio.

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Originally appeared in A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco
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The computer-designed kitchen area has the feel of a ship's galley, with everything neatly stowed, yet visible and instantly at hand: It's much the definition of "ship-shape." For dinner parties, well-worn Eames shell chairs are pulled down by David, with

In San Diego, a one-room, 426-square-foot downtown loft is an experiment in extreme design and smart storage solutions, like a 20-foot-high, five-columned steel shelving unit. Photo by Misha Gravenor.

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puzzle loft kitchen view hallway

When renovating his son’s 700-square-foot Union Square apartment, architect Kyu Sung Woo aimed for an open plan with full functionality: “We set out to maximize the space—to make full use of every cubic inch of this volume—without blocking anything out.” Photo by Adam Friedberg.

Originally appeared in A Look Into 5 New York Apartments
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White New York apartment with sleeping nook and parquet flooring

Architect and interior designer Page Goolrick drew upon her time spent on boats when designing her high performance, 560-square-foot pied-à-terre in New York City. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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Originally appeared in Urban Vessel
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"I think of the bed as intimate space," Hughston says, "and putting the bed away—having it out of sight when not in use—is satisfying." The custom-designed Murphy bed, concealed by day behind the gold curtain is well built; it's ergonomically easy to lowe

A custom-made Murphy bed, foldaway Formica tabletop, and storage-concealing curtain wall transform a 400-square-foot Manhattan apartment into a fully functional home. Photo by Grant Delin.

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Originally appeared in One Room Fits All
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Modern small space bedroom nook with stairs

Clever storage solutions and an economical use of space allow a not-quite-500-square-foot apartment in Greenwich Village to play double duty as a home office. Photo by Raimund Koch.

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hollywood cabin loft dining room

A bed that descends from the ceiling is the masterstroke of this compact, 580-square-foot Hollywood abode occupied by Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser. Photo by Joe Pugliese.

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In the living room, the sofa is built in modules that can be turned to face the terrace in the summertime, or the kitchen in the winter. Photo by <a href="http://www.permagnuspersson.com/">Per Magnus Persson</a>.

A 495-square-foot attic in Stockholm, full of creative built-ins and loads of personality, serves as a comfortable home and entertaining space. Photo by Per Magnus Persson.

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Originally appeared in An Attic Studio in Stockholm
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A guesthouse conversion in San Francisco

In order to transform a 93-square-foot brick boiler room in San Francisco into a guesthouse, architect and metalworker Christi Azevedo capitalized on the site’s vertical space by installing an elevated sleeping loft. Photo by Cesar Rubio.

Photo by Cesar Rubio.

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