Small Wonder

This West Village studio comes with a stage for your bed

By Leah Hochbaum Rosner | November 21, 2017 - 12:30PM 

A million dollars is more than most people would consider spending on a studio apartment, but if you’ve got the money, this $987,500 condo at 1 Sheridan Sq. in the West Village might be well worth it.

At just 600 square feet, the place is definitely on the small side, but 12-foot barrel vaulted ceilings make it look and feel larger. South- and west-facing windows help with that, too.  

As the living area is currently arranged, there’s room for a small couch and a coffee table. Limestone floors that look like they’d be easy to mop, and a wall-mounted TV that can be seen from the couch and the bed rounds out the space.

The kitchen is modern-looking and bright, with white countertops, a decent amount of cupboards and drawers, a hulking refrigerator made less conspicuous by wooden panels that match the cabinets, and a shiny stainless steel range. There’s also a teeny-tiny breakfast bar that can barely accommodate two bar stools. It looks like only one person can really eat comfortably here.

In the small bathroom, eye-catching glass mosaic tiles adorn an entire wall as well as the side of the deep spa tub. There’s also a polished steel vessel sink atop a stone countertop, and a space-saving wall-mounted faucet.

The highlight of the unit is its most unusual feature—a raised wooden stage reached by a short, curving staircase that does a great job of separating the sleeping area from the main living space. The steps would probably benefit from a new coat of stain, and some potential buyers might be worried that about tripping down the stairs or falling off the platform when getting out of bed at night. But the stage is certainly visually striking, and provides space for some storage underneath.

The apartment is in a pet-friendly prewar building with an elevator, a live-in super, a voice intercom system, and a laundry room. Pieds-à-terre are permitted.

The building is a block from the Christopher Street 1, 2 station, and two blocks from the West Fourth Street A, C, E, B, D, F, M station.


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