Small Wonder

A Chelsea studio has high ceilings, good closets, and washer/dryer approval, for $699,000

By Leah Hochbaum Rosner  | June 25, 2019 - 9:00AM

The apartment is significantly steeper than the $560,000 median price for the neighborhood. Warburg Realty

This 521-square-foot Chelsea studio, 315 Seventh Ave., #20C, seems practically pocket-sized, yet it still has a lot to offer, including high ceilings, a large, open kitchen, and a decent amount of storage. And you are allowed to have a washer/dryer in the apartment, which is unusual for a studio.

But all those goodies won’t come cheap. Listed for $699,000, the unit is significantly steeper than the $560,000 that StreetEasy says is the median for a studio in the neighborhood. The living space is bright, with 11-foot beamed ceilings, white walls, blonde wood floors, and good-sized windows that offer views of Hudson Yards and beyond.


As it’s currently set up, there’s room for a TV area with a couch and a coffee table, as well as a sleeping area by the window that fits a queen-sized bed and a nightstand. This area could easily be set apart from the rest of the space with a screen or a bookcase wall, but you should probably steer clear of anything too tall or you’ll risk blocking natural light from the living room.


The kitchen is much bigger than one you’d usually find in a studio—especially one of this size—and has lots of white cabinets, a host of stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher), and an attractive tiled backsplash. There’s also a breakfast bar with two stools where you can sip your morning coffee with a friend.


Like the rest of the apartment, the bathroom is bright, and has white subway tiles on the walls, black-and-white tiles on the floor, a white vanity, glass shower doors, and lots of mirrors, which make the small space feel a bit larger.

There’s also a small closet in the bathroom itself—for linens, one presumes—as well as two larger ones just across from it where you can store everything else that needs to be hidden from prying eyes.


The studio is located in Kheel Tower, a 22-story, prewar Art Deco condo building with a vaulted marble lobby, a live-in super, two passenger elevators, attended freight elevator, video security, and laundry rooms on multiple floors. Common charges are $480 a month. Taxes are $760 a month.


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