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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.

Related: Hidden trap door is just one of the cool space-saving design features of this smart micro-apartment

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.

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