The eight-room, 350-square-foot studio apartment

Another architecture bit, Yay! So many people move to New York City with such high hopes and dreams of making a name for themselves. I know this because I did. You're all bright eyed and bushy tailed and when you start that apartment search everything seems golden. That is until you walk into the bite sized apartment that was the equivalent of your closet when growing up. My first apartment was kind of funny looking back on it. My bed took up 80% of my room (see the proof below.) But it was unique. I unfortunately didn't make the most of it and really make it my own space. I did add a couple of shelves, post cards/pictures and a velvet red curtain later, but I saw this as more as a transitory spot from college dorm to WTF AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE type deal.  

But back to the reason for this post...This apartment design maximizes the most with the least. They converted a 350 square foot apartment into an eight room magical haven. Though it might have cost an arm, leg, foot and your first born, it looks simply beautiful. You know I love me some clean and simple design, so the way they accounted for all of these hidden storages and sliding panels is genius! From how the bed is tucked away Murphy style to the guest bedroom being collapsible via a sliding panel. The amount of thinking that must have gone into this is astounding. If there was a way to scale this down price range so the "average" New Yorker (and I use the word average very loosely) could afford to do this, I think a lot more apartments could be transformed in a similar method. Making the most of your New York closets...I mean living abodes. 

Watch the video below of the owner walking us through his home MTV Cribs style (I miss the early 2000s...such good tv.) 

My first room in New York. I literally laughed for 5 minutes looking at this now. 

My first room in New York. I literally laughed for 5 minutes looking at this now.