Small Wonder

An East Village studio with a large loft where you can sleep or work, for $595,000

Big windows make this East Village studio feel bright and seem larger than it is.

 Halstead 

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A separate loft space that can be used as a sleeping area, an office, or a storage space is the biggest draw of this East Village studio, 111 Fourth Ave., #40, making the apartment feel like more than just one room. A recently renovated kitchen, central A/C, and three closets (including a walk-in) are added bonuses. It’s listed for $595,000.

Twelve-foot ceilings, bright white walls, and huge casement windows make the main living space—which is actually rather small—feel much larger.

Its current set-up allows for what looks to be a full-sized bed with a nightstand, a couch that is facing the bed, and a narrow dining table by the windows. Honey-colored parquet flooring runs underfoot, partially covered by a gray rug by the sofa.

Just off the living area is a surprisingly roomy kitchen with a stainless steel range and dishwasher, a white fridge that matches the custom-made cabinets, and a breakfast bar that can be used for dining or extra prep space. There’s also a lovely gray-and-white-tiled backsplash, and terra cotta tiles on the floor.

The apartment’s current occupant has also placed a small desk to the right of the breakfast bar, where he or she presumably gets some work done.

The desk would also work upstairs in the loft space, which is empty at the moment. 

The bathroom isn’t shown, perhaps because, according to the floor plan, the sink appears to be outside the bathroom.

The studio is in the International Tailoring Company Building, a full-service co-op with a 24-hour doorman, live-in super, two roof decks, laundry on every floor, private storage, and bike storage. Maintenance is $976 a month. And sorry dog lovers, no dogs allowed!

It’s close to Union Square and its numerous subway options, including the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, E, W, and L trains.