How to live cozily in a 500 sq. ft apartment (14 HQ Photos)

Via Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture site HERE

  • babyfartmagizax

    #6 well that's convenient

    • Brutal_Deluxe

      Dammit, stepped in my underwear drawer again

    • Babytrollmagizax

      #6 "well that's convenient (translation) FIRST!!

    • Klú

      The whole thing is idiotic. It looks like less than 500 sq ft… I live in about 400 sq ft and have much more usable space

  • akbrown006

    Dibs on the girl on the right.

    • Dan

      Damn! I guess I'll take the dude on the left… lol! JK!

      • Boner

        Can we stop typing "jk" after a gay comment, no one cares anymore if you smoke pole.

    • etcrr's goat

      okay, because I'm not picky….

    • Dr_StrangePants

      center Asian chick for me then

    • Dom

      Damn! I wanted the one on the right. She's already on her back.

  • Falthor

    that's a pretty suite design… great for a bachelor pad, or maybe a couple just starting out.

    • chivefoundit

      Any idea how much this costs relative to others? Seems as though with all of the cool design features you could just get a bigger apartment.

      • Levian

        My thoughts exactly. With all the renovations and the updating they did, they could have got something bigger

      • 4nbstd

        In most cases, probably yes. But in big cities like NYC, Tokyo, and Seoul, a small apartment would have a wide range of price. So you end up with a choice between 500 sq for (gonna make up a price for comparison reason) for $400k or 550-600 sq for $500k, or you can utilize all the space you have with a smart design and have same sense of living space as 550-600 sq with a 500sq apartment that costs $450k.

    • Ted

      Yeah, I bet they have tons of suite parties. All sorts of suite activities to do in that little suite setup.

    • KeepinCalm

      definitely for a bach pad. no f'n way i'd live there with significant other. 3000sq/ft minimum for co-habitating 🙂

      • A BiPolar Guy

        must be nice to be so rich. My house is listed by the county at 1570sq ft. Worth about 300k. It's in one of the best suburban school districts in Ohio. Raised 4 kids there. We'll be sizing down in a few years. Don't know what the wife and I would do with twice that for just us.

        • KeepinCalm

          I'm not rich and not married. But if i were to live with someone – gf or wife, there'd have to be PLENTY of space. 1570sq/ft would be fine but I'd need another 1500 sq/ft second story man cave on a detached garage 🙂

        • X

          Well, if you can bear the humidity, the heat, the low-level ozone, the retarded politicians, the 1950s social attitudes and the meat-headed gunpacking bible thumpers, I'd recommend Houston as a place for affordable housing. You can get about 2500sqft of living space for 150k in the burbs.

    • Sean

      I see what you did there… "Suite" design… nice one.

  • tom


    • F3n1x187

      i second this!!!!

    • Epic_Failure1

      Need 🙂

  • Brutal_Deluxe

    I would be too tempted to wake up in the morning and push her down the stairs for fun. #1

    • hello please

      You know how I know you're a sociopath?

  • Jb Van Camp

    There's still no room for all my girlfriend's fucking shoes

    • Guest

      those shoes are the best

      • Ted

        Yeah, she stores them at your place and uses them at mine.

        • X

          …to protect herself from the crusty substance on the carpet next to your computer while she does her cleaning job to pay for more shoes. Right?

    • Fjcruise

      Your girlfriend has shoes just for fucking?


    • Ivy

      The space under the bed, is a walk in closet. She can put her shoes in there 🙂

  • Anaphylaxis

    This is something that highly populated areas could (and some do) emulate. I quite like the massive use of storage without making it look tacky.

  • ItsMeeJv

    #2 I once lived in a very nice loft style apt, but there was so much wasted space and I harldy had any room. This design is genius.

    • 4nbstd

      my buddy lives in a loft, wicked cool to visit and party, but, wouldn't want to live there for the reason you mentioned.

  • echogeo

    Not for claustrophobics.

    • Dr_StrangePants

      they will not survive a highly populated future with a 10-Billion population.
      tell them to get a grip

    • @edmerbrito

      Specially the kitchen

  • donkey punch

    But how costly is this pad

    • wai

      It's a lot of wood that's for sure.

  • MarthaJeane

    #6 hope the couch is comfy, cuz on drunken nights I'd never make it up those to bed.

    • Dr_StrangePants

      if i can do 9 drinks
      walk 2.3 km up a hill from the bar
      and UP the LADDER onto the TOP-Bunk of my old dorm
      then you pansies can climb up some goddamn stairs

      • JMick

        OH MY GOD…. you were able to consume 9 drinks… and still walk? we got a badass over here!

      • arealbadass

        Well well, I drunk 18 drinks and had to walk home 4.6km because there were no taxis. By comparison to me, you are the pansy!

        • MarkusEsq

          I had 18 drinks and had to walk uphill both ways to the bar with my barstool tied to my back in the middle of a snowstorm that was mustache deep.

    • Homeless

      If you`re having space problems i feel bad for you son ,i got 99 problems but a house aint one.

  • tacklebox

    Shut up and take my money

  • big_james

    #12 nice idea I only wish they did this to some dorms. Oh well my schools days are long behind me.

    • sab

      that would be genioir for dorms

      • sab

        sorry… genious

  • mike

    damn i always though i wouldnt want anything smaller than 700sq ft. I retract that statement. Very unique awesome design

  • Notknowing

    WOW, great use of space. Now do my house.

  • Bubba


  • etcrr 131p

    Hey, if you put this under water it would look like a submarine.

    • Bill57

      this aprtment lives cozily for 500sf

  • Anonymous

    This is a screw together kit at IKEA

  • Buford T. Justice

    I imagine this is supposed to be used in a large apartment building, so how would the dome over the bed work?

    • flumpyflumperton

      I was thinking the same thing. Not truly 500 sq ft

    • htfdgbhg

      under the stairs in the apt above

    • Outlaw

      Possibly that sticks into the area for the ducting for the air conditioning/plumbing and what not.

  • Macro

    I love it all aside from #8, those cabinets over the counter have way too much depth. They'd be right in your face while working at the counter and you'd be reaching blindly underneath.

    • @MOLA1

      …unless you AREN'T a T-Rex.

    • Ranman

      You mean they would be in her* face…and she* would be reaching blindly

      • topher

        and she* is a short Asian girl, so it's fine anyway…

  • bsap

    They neglect to mention that you need really high ceilings.


      Right? 500 sq ft maybe but cubic feet is a whole other story!

    • Guest

      my thoughts exactly bsap

      • mcgree

        or that you need a second level just for the bedroom

    • Firsttimeseriously

      I was thinking the exact same thing. 500 sq. ft. is great if you have 14-foot ceilings.

    • maynardjames

      The popular thing here on the east coast for the last few years is converting old mills into apartments. The apartments usually end up being long and narrow with very high ceilings. Perfect setup for this.

  • Caleb Jaqua

    I lived comfortably in a 336sq ft. Studio Apartment. 500sq ft. is easy street.

    • Michael

      I was going to type the same thing. I spent 11 years in a 320 sq. ft. apartment and loved every minute.

      • Chicago Sean

        Because you had a pleasant cellmate?

        • Oltimey


    • Walter Sobchek

      I actually lived 1 1/2 years in a 64 sq. ft. (8 ft. x 8 ft.) cabin on 2 1/2 acres of land in Alaska! Best thing I ever did. Of course, it didn't have all these amenities.

  • anon

    500 sq feet with unlimited budget – first word problem solved!

    • Bob

      You solved your first word problem? Congrats!

  • steve

    these dont have crap. ask the old laddy whom lived in a shoe and her kids how to do it. no really, first you need 12 foot tall rooms. most are 8 foot. $ the cost would be outragous for this place.

    • raeanting


  • Badfish

    Rent is probably still a small fortune just for the "look"

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