Friday, March 25, 2011

A crow's nest cubbyhole

Though we may be six months out from Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), I couldn't help but feel a shiver in me timbers when I saw this East Village studio on Home-Designing. The entire place is sleek and efficient, requiring almost no furniture save for a couch and a desk chair. Everything else in this 6th floor home office studio is built in, from the cabinets to the very cool crow's nest sleeping loft. (Yarrr!)
The crow's nest sits above a walk-in closet and looks out onto the living/office area below; perfect for for scanning for sea monsters or just making sure your cat isn't getting into your houseplants. Although the idea of that added storage space is incredibly appealing, Home-Design aptly says that "we’re not too sure how realistic that cubbyhole at the crown of the loft is in a NYC apartment building, [though] the rest of the space makes perfect sense." They're right -- better hope you're on the top floor or that you have very understanding upstairs neighbors.
The studio was designed by Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture, and features "beautiful teak wood that houses hidden storage compartments" like the staircase drawers above. Simple and efficient, you'd have to scan the horizon for a long time before spotting another treasure like this apartment. Via Home-Designing and Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture.

12 comments:

  1. I'm speechless! (good thing I'm writing)
    Drawers that doubles as stairs?!! Or stairs that doubles as drawers?!!! So awesome! Where do you find these places??

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  3. oh love it... It would take a certain house for this to be the right 'fit' though!
    meagan
    the row house nest
    www.rowhousenest.com

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  4. asdfsdf, who should probably get an account instead of typing this in each timeMarch 26, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Elevated bed above closet, pretty good use of space and fairly minimali-ohmigod the stairs are drawers!? Best Thing Ever.

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  5. asdfsdf: Dude, get an account! :-P

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  6. Great use of space, but I think I'd get claustrophobic... and worried that if I rolled too quickly I'd fall out of bed AND down the stairs!
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  7. Great utilization of space really love that.

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  8. Nice! space utilize in an effective way.wow. great effort.A beautiful technique use to occupy the space. like it........

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  9. Love the stairs/drawers thats what studio living is all about finding smart ways to store stuff.

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  10. Looks amazing would like to live there, small but enough space to live in!

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  11. Oh wow. I am really amazed on your design. You really have a brilliant idea due.

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