A Tiny Paris Apartment with Big Style

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities on earth — and also one of the most expensive. So its residents have made an art out of making the most of tiny spaces. Case in point: this diminutive apartment, tucked under the eaves in a Paris building, that manages to squeeze a lot of living into only 270 square feet.

According to the designer, the client's biggest goal was to have a kitchen large enough for serious cooking and entertaining — no small feat in an apartment this size. The solution was to rip out the old ceiling, embrace the space's verticality, and loft the bed. The new loft space (reached by the stairs behind the kitchen as well as by the ladder) also includes a small lounge area that doubles as reading nook and guest bed.

Down below, built-ins provide serious storage. There are two closets flanking the built-in desk, with shelves above and drawers below.

In the kitchen, the countertop and sink are tucked neatly under the stairs — just one of many clever solutions in this very clever space.

You can see many more photos of this space on the website of the designer, Marianne Evennou. There are more wide angle shots of the space and a floor plan (I know you love floor plans) at this link.

via My Paradissi

(Image credits: Marianne Evennou)