Small Wonder

This Chelsea studio has soaring ceilings, and a lofty price tag

By Leah Hochbaum Rosner  | February 27, 2018 - 10:00AM

There are many people who would be reluctant to part with $799,000 for a studio apartment—even one with a cool sleeping loft. Those people will be missing out on all that this Chelsea studio co-op at 155 West 15th St. has to offer, including high ceilings, huge windows, and an expansiveness that makes the unit feel like a loft.

Still, the median sales price for a Chelsea studio is $640,000, so a buyer will have to really appreciate the particulars here to take the plunge. About those particulars:

The living space is very open and airy thanks to ultra-high ceilings, and the layout offers enough room for a good-sized sitting area, a dining table that seats at least six, and a desk.


Neutral white walls showcase the current occupant's artwork to good effect, and contrast with the dark wood floors. A blue feature wall adds a touch of whimsy. 


Head up a flight of stairs to the “bedroom-size” sleeping loft, as it’s described in the listing. There's room for a floating book shelf and a wall of closets with some room to spare. That railing on the side is extremely low, though, and might make even those totally comfortable with heights worry about going over the edge in the dark of night.


The renovated kitchen has wood cabinets and light-colored countertops. The highlight of this room is a pass-through window that makes it easy for the cook to interact with guests in the living room.


The small bathroom is a bit of a stylistic mishmash—a turquoise sink sits atop a glass countertop. There's an incongruous red, patterned cabinet, which may belong to the current occupant and be vacating the premises soon. 


The studio is in a six-story elevator building. The building is pet-friendly and has a live-in super, a bike room, laundry on every floor, and storage. Maintenance is $891 a month.

The place is a block from the 1, 2, and 3 at 14th Street, as well as the F, M, and L trains at 14th Street/Sixth Avenue. Also nearby are Barneys New York Downtown and the Rubin Museum of Art. Union Square is two and a half blocks away.



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