Presto Chango: An Amazing, Transforming Small Studio Apartment

Presto Chango: An Amazing, Transforming Small Studio Apartment

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Carrie McBride
Jun 2, 2015
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What if your living room could magically transform into your bedroom at night and then convert back to a living room in the morning? It does in this 390 square foot apartment in New York that uses an ingenious and mesmerizing sliding wall.

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Designed by MKCA/Michael K. Chen Architecture, this home, dubbed the "5:1 apartment" fits five rooms into a petite space. The kitchen and bathroom are separate while the living and sleeping quarters share most of the same footprint with a sliding wall in between them to expand them one at a time. A television is built into the sliding wall and cleverly rotates 180° to be viewed either in bed or the sofa.

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An office nook straddles the living room/bedroom, and can be partially hidden by a sliding door, another smart strategy for a small home to help a teeny room feel less cluttered.

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A small dining room table sits off to the side of the sofa and can accommodate a party of four.

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The kitchen and bath are nearly all white, a good strategy for creating a cohesive, clean look in a small space.

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Check out more photos of the 5:1 Apartment at MKCA.

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