I have mentioned several times how I am intrigued with well designed spaces. I prefer smaller ones. If done well you do not get the feeling of being closed in at all. Below is a series of photographs of a loft that is 650 sq feet. My last apartment was 550 and did not feel at all like this space. I did not have the storage nor the flexibility in room configuration. Glad I did not see this while I was in the apartment or I might have cried.
Is it possible for a couple to live and work together harmoniously in 650 square feet? This week Robert Garneau of Studio Garneau (the firm is a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory) takes us through intelligent urban living in his design of a small apartment in New York’s neighborhood of Chelsea. For the next 48 hours, Garneau is available to answer your queries; leave your questions in the comments section below.
Whatever the budget, every urbanite grapples with not having enough space. With a few sleights of hand and some hard-working hardware, Garneau plays magician, seeming to pull living and storage space out of nowhere effortlessly, transforming a 650-square-foot studio into a one-bedroom live/work apartment for a couple who run their office from home. Beware—when you’re not looking, he may just transform it back again.
N.B. Looking for more small apartment inspiration? See 244 images of Small Apartments in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.