Would You Live In This 86-Square-Foot Apartment?

Would You Live In This 86-Square-Foot Apartment?

 Tiny Appartement in Paris
Could you live there?

In a Haussmann-style building in Paris, “away from the hustle and bustle” of the city, there is a very, very small “maid room” apartment, (barely) fit for one.
The functional apartment, possibly one of the smallest in the city, is “accessible by a simple service door, after climbing seven floors, and crossing a long and narrow corridor.”

 

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The 86-square-foot apartment has been transformed by China-based architecture firm Kitoko Studio for a client’s au pair, and made not only livable, but quite charming.

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According to Design Boom, increase in property costs have reinvigorated an interest in these tiny forgotten spaces.

They write:

    Maid rooms in paris have long been considered unattractive and secluded spaces in the beautiful Haussmann buildings, renovations commissioned [by] Napoleon III and led by Georges-Eugène Haussmann. Always located on the top level under the roof, they are characterized by their small size, with a rudimentary interior aesthetic and common circulations difficult to access. Over time, the rooms have known different usages, therefore losing their original purpose and becoming attics or storage closets.

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The room, which Refinery 29 aptly described as “the Swiss army knife of spaces,” has tons of hidden nooks and crannies for storage and necessities.

For starters, a pull-out bookcase serves as a set of stairs.

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The bookcase stairs lead to a tucked-away (yet spacious) bed cubby.

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There’s a table with suspended chairs that can be taken down.

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A wardrobe and other hidden storage drawers.

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A kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, and a removable stovetop, plus a folding shelf that covers the sink for extra storage.

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Being a neat freak with few possessions is probably a must for the cramped space.


Could you live there?

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