East Village Studio

Actually, the plan is not where this residence truly excels per se – it is the vertically-sliced section that tells a story of creative space-saving strategies that make the most out of a typical two-window Manhattan shoe box.

space saving apartment design

Beyond the brilliant schematic by JPDA, the execution is exquisite-yet-simple – no cluttering decor, just a judicious use of white and wood to light up the winding spaces and add strategic warm surfaces and accents as needed.

Space saving apartment

Doorless transitions add to the sense of openness, while partition walls and well-placed storage create visual barriers between the kitchen and living room space (the latter of which morphs smoothly into an office area).

loft bedroom

The cozy, semi-enclosed loft bedroom is a best-of-both-worlds solution, providing a sense of privacy and intimacy while leaving open light access via a pop-up skylight slit as well as open views to the street-facing windows on the level below.

storage stairs

No storage opportunity is left untapped, with overhead compartments occupying extra over-door space along the entry hall while cabinets and closets are slotted into other partitions, letting no wall go to waste while allowing even the bathroom to feel large and open. There are even drawers hidden into the stairs to make sure there’s someplace to hide clothes, too.

space saving apartment diagram

“Economy, functionality and privacy were the primary drivers in the design of this compact sixth floor home and office space. Meticulously detailed millwork provides ample storage, making this small-footprint apartment extremely efficient. “

“A bedroom loft creates space for a roomy walk-in closet below, while stair risers conceal a series of built-in drawers. Every inch of the space has been effectively exploited. JPDA worked closely with the client and a demanding co-op board through every stage of the design process. The result is modern, clean, and concise, providing both the warmth of a home and all the functional requirements of an office. “