Amazing 22sqm Apartment Works Like A Magical Jewellery Box

Did you think a 32sqm apartment sounded impossible to live in? This one's even smaller at just 22sqm. Somehow, architect Tim Seggerman renovated a New York residence to make that postage stamp-sized space work like magic. And he even made room for a washing machine!

Seggerman started with a one-room studio that was in very rough shape. He crafted it into a "jewel box" with various compartments that seem like several different rooms. For example, there's a sleeping loft over the kitchen area. And hidden behind a sliding door is a library nook on one side. On the other is an elusive washing machine -- a feature that even some of the largest apartments lack in New York City.

In spite of its size, it feels airy and open, with light-coloured cypress and bamboo cabinets for storage, and white oak flooring. There's even a beautiful fireplace. The space does more with 22sqm than most people do with three times that. [Dwell via Design-Milk]

Pictures: David Engelhardt/Dwell

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