Remember that 90-square-foot apartment that we were all freaking out about earlier this month, you know, how can anyone live there that’s just insane I’d have a panic attack I’m having one right now, etc., etc.? In fact, its owner did have a panic attack on her first night in the “loft.” Yet, that is not the smallest apartment in New York City. Oh no. Apartment Therapy’s “Small/Cool 2011” (The 7th Annual Smallest Coolest Home Contest) includes the extra-special, extra-tiny 78-square-foot New York City abode known as “Luke’s Barely Habitable.”
What I Love About My Home It’s simple, efficient, convertible, and zen enough to be comfortably habitable.
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home Well I think such small spaces really need custom responses so I put together my own furnishing. But the most challenging part was trying to build the bed/couch inside the space…rotating full 4×8 sheets of ply and playing the sliding square game but with furniture and building materials.
Apartment Therapy has more pictures, which will both amaze you as to Luke’s small-space solutions (that couch becomes a bed! Is there even a bathroom?) and also prevent you from complaining about your 250-square-foot behemoth (how do you even furnish that monstrosity?) ever again.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 27, 2011