One window, about one hundred and eighty square feet … and a seven-year process of deliberating every last detail of this Seattle apartments’ design. It makes sense, in a way, since its engineer designs the interiors of (notoriously space-frugal) airplanes for a living.

The result is nothing short of an masterpiece of space-saving home engineering, with precisely calculated furniture placements, fixture choices and spatial arrangements that took Steve Sauer dozens of hours to select in almost every case.

Does that mean this apartment lacks amenities? Not at all: there is a bedroom area (and two beds total), a complete kitchen, bathroom with shower and even some things that are not strictly essential for survival, such as a dishwasher and bathtub (albeit underneath a secret floor panel in the entryway).

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