This 280-Square-Foot Apartment Isn’t For Everybody

If the idea of living in a 280-square-foot space triggers your claustrophobia, then don’t click through to see this Swedish apartment. It’s got some clever storage solutions (and a really nice outdoor space), but make no mistake: it’s small.

Surprise, surprise, it’s a studio! As you can see, they worked vertically to fit in both an adult-sized bed and sofa into one room. The custom built-in unit is the heart of the apartment, and houses not only the bed, but also a good-sized television, a small set of stairs, a closet rod for clothes, open shelving, and various closed cabinets for hidden storage.

Here’s another close-up view showing the stairs, which also double as more storage underneath. The open shelving is part cocktail bar, part bookshelf, and part closet.

And here’s what’s on the other side of the room. You can see the kitchen and dining area. I’ll be honest. I haven’t quite decided what is to the left of the fridge, currently holding a few suit jackets. It might be a clothing rack, but it could also be a clothes steamer. Feel free to weigh in with your ideas down below.

To the left of the unidentified object is the entryway, which, as you’ll see below, is also a closet.

I think a lot of people would struggle with an entryway that’s also a closet. On the plus side, you’d have to keep your clothing pretty neat if this is the first thing guests see when they come over.

The small kitchen looks perfectly functional, if not big on counter space. But it does have a full-size fridge and oven. It’s also got a variety of storage options, including a handy rail, which keeps cooking utensils out of the way, but easily within reach.

The bathroom saves a lot of space by being a wet room, which is quite common in other parts of the world, Europe included. We’ve written about the advantages and disadvantages of this bathroom style before. One such pro is that it lets you fit a shower where ordinary enclosures or tubs can’t fit, like this one.

Ah, a breath of fresh air. The french doors are a beautiful, airy touch that let a lot of light into the apartment. The balcony itself is a good size, and no doubt is well used during beautiful weather.

If you are looking to buy (in Sweden), they are interested in selling for 3,500,000 Swedish Krona (or about $428,901.25 USD). It’s being shown on the (appropriately named) real estate site Nooks. Head over there to see the rest of the photos and more details, including a floorplan if you’re interested.



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