See how a microapartment with limited space transformed into an airy, spacious dwelling!
A glamorous Upper West Side apartment is the stuff of fantasy for every Carrie Bradshaw fan. NYC attorney René Roupinian is living that fantasy.
René jumped on the three-level studio she calls home the second it went for rent. The apartment sits on a charming 19th–century building, no less. The microapartment is every bit as gorgeous as she imagined it to be.
Except it’s tiny. So tiny, in fact, that the condo’s total square footage is way less than that of standard-sized studios.
Apart from the modest space, the layout is quite unusual too. The limited storage space, cramped bedroom, and the outdated bathroom were being problematic. René decided to give the residence a much-needed makeover.
However, the condo requires the touch of a true artisan. STADT Architecture’s Christopher Kitterman stepped in and did his magic. The three level condo is now a dreamy dwelling complete with all the sleek trappings to make every minimalist proud. Fancy a peek?
Christopher filled the 16-foot wide triplex with space-saving and multi-purpose furnishings. This was done to free up more space for storage. All three levels of the microapartment come with an integrated cabinetry system. The extra room gives René as much extra space as she could handle.
Bare brick accent walls and white color palette bring in more natural light. The design gives the illusion of an expansive space! A dash of plum accents adds a gorgeous contrast to the living area.
Sleek, laminated cabinets with integrated finger pull keep the space clutter-free. The striking accent chair adds an unexpected pop of color. Gone are the damaged oak floors, replaced by concrete tiles and walnut boards.
The multi-purpose Goliath table near the entrance is quite versatile. It can transform into a coffee table, a console, a desk, or a dining table. Expand the table and the living room can seat up to ten people!
The high ceiling, bare accent wall, and the clean white space make the bedroom appear roomy, cozy, and airy! The custom platform bed frame offers extra storage underneath. The white lacquered cabinets kept René’s belongings tidy and organized.
The all-white bathroom is embellished with a no-frills lighted makeup mirror. The bulky tub is gone, replaced with a glass shower. Chrome fixtures add a beautiful gleam to an otherwise simple bathroom. The ornate stone mosaic floor gives the space richer texture.
The renovation took 11 months to complete and René was ecstatic with the results! She says the breathtaking design always fills her with a sense of peace. I’ll be at peace too if my apartment is half this pretty #realtalk