It’s no secret that it is really expensive to live in New York City. After all, it’s one of the world’s most premier destinations. But is it possible to live in New York City comfortably without spending too much? Well, ask a freelance designer named Luke Clark Tyler. He rents a studio in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in Manhattan, and it’s considered to be “the smallest apartment in America.” Luke’s apartment is 78 square feet.
At 78 square feet, many of us would expect a tight, compact space that’s definitely not a comfortable place to live. However, Luke makes things work. The apartment was advertised as a studio – although I don’t know if its big enough to be one – and Luke has converted it into a place where he can both live and work. It’s the size of a laundry room, but Luke has gone outside the box to design it brilliantly.
In the video below, Luke takes us on a tour of the apartment. From the very beginning, you will notice just how organized it looks. He has a couch that doubles as a bed when needed, a desk with a mirror, and even a closet for storage. Although the bathroom is down the hall and he has to share, Luke is paying very little for rent.
He’s happy, so this apartment was totally worth it to him!
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