Tiny living doesn’t necessarily have to mean cramped and uncomfortable. This East Village studio, spotted on 6sqft, makes up for its small living area with two amenities that almost never accompany a micro apartment: an airy sunroom AND a yard. Just a stone’s throw from Union Square, the unique space could have you sleeping beneath the stars without even leaving Manhattan.
The indoor living space of the pre-war co-op at 228 East 13th Street is just 300 square feet, but smart design features like an eat-in kitchen and sunroom make the apartment feel much larger. The main living space is tight but its built-in shelves, glass doors, and cut-outs connecting to the home’s other rooms maximize its utility and ambiance.
Although it’s not clear how much climate-control is available in the sunroom, the 12′ x 12′-foot space could also possibly be used as a bright, but perhaps chilly, bedroom. The sunroom opens onto not just one, but two small decks on either side of the space, as well as an even larger garden lined with a private wooden fence and lush greenery.
Exposed brick and ceiling beams throughout the entire apartment give an open, rustic vibe. High ceilings, ample cabinetry, a dishwasher, marble countertops, and space for a table make the kitchen an actual living space, unlike many others in NYC.
And with its pricetag of under $500k, the studio, which is conveniently located near several subway lines, seems like a great bargain that’s much more than just the sum of its parts.