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A Sutton Place studio with a storage wall and an office nook, for $535,000

This Sutton Place studio has a built-in storage wall that creates separate living and sleeping areas. Douglas Elliman

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With a storage wall dividing the living area from the sleeping space, two closets, and a small home office, this sunny, 540-square-foot Sutton Place studio, 50 Sutton Pl. South., #4M, is attractive and practical. It’s listed for $535,000, which is above the $450,000 median for a studio in the neighborhood, according to StreetEasy.

Because of the storage unit, the living area now has just enough room for a seating area with a couch and a coffee table, as well as a tiny dining table. But it still seems very bright thanks to a wall of windows, light-colored wood floors, and white walls.

Beyond the storage wall is the sleeping alcove, which looks big enough to house a decent-sized bed and two nightstands. That isn’t a ton of stuff, but it doesn’t really matter because the wall looks like it has lots of drawers to store clothing, as well as open shelves to display family photos or treasures.

Just off the living room is the home office area with a built-in desk that matches the cabinets in the kitchen and the wall in the living room. It looks like it would be a nice place to get some work done, but it’s right on top of the kitchen. Perhaps you can make up for the lack of counter space in the kitchen by prepping veggies at the desk?

There isn’t a lot of room to maneuver in the wee kitchen, but at least it looks nice. The recently renovated space has new flooring, stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher and a microwave), custom cabinetry, and a subway-tiled backsplash.

The white bathroom is modern-looking, with a rainfall showerhead, glass sliding doors, and recessed lighting up top.

The studio is in a luxury, white glove co-op building that is pet-friendly, and has a 24-hour doorman, concierge services, elevator operators, a live-in resident manager, a fitness center, and a through-the-building garage. Pieds-à-terre are allowed, as are parents purchasing for their children. Maintenance is $1,086 a month.

Trains aren’t super-close—the Lexington Avenue-53rd St. stop where you can catch the E and M—is about a 10- to 15-minute walk away. The commute to Midtown will take about half an hour.