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Many of you were disappointed by the lack of style and innovation in the Morningside Heights micro-studio featured last month in The New York Post. Fortunately, some Vancouver developers are proving that compact living can be both highly functional and seriously chic.

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The micro-lofts measure a mere 270 sq. ft. but manage to cleverly contain all the comforts of home: a full kitchen with adjacent closet/pantry; a glass-walled wet room combining toilet, sink, and shower; a full size murphy bed with built-in storage; and a streamlined home office. When the murphy bed is up, a small dining table can fold down.

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High ceilings, pale floors, and large windows help to keep the space from feeling cramped, but what is most remarkable is the price. Developers plan to rent the units for $725-$923/month, a reasonable rate for a downtown address where vacancies are hard to come by.

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