One of the biggest challenges of living in a studio apartment is figuring out what kind of furniture will maximize your space. Apartment 6I at 400 East 52nd Street in Manhattan eliminates a large chunk of that layout guesswork with its tight but well-thought-out quarters that come pre-equipped with a Murphy bed and bountiful built-in storage. All you have to do is move in.
The sunny East Side apartment on the sixth floor of the Emery Roth-designed Southgate building is technically a studio, but features a bonus office that could also double as a sleeping nook.
While the apartment does have a generous walk-in closet, the open living space is also lined with an additional wall of built-ins that includes a fold-out Murphy bed as well as closets, cabinets and drawers.
The bright, south-facing kitchen is separate from the main living space and has stainless steel appliances.
At $449,000, the efficient studio seems fairly priced for the neighborhood and its proximity to the E, M and 6 trains, but maintenance is a bit steep at $995/month. That does, however, pay for electricity, a full-service doorman, and amenities like a communal garden, a bike room and storage.
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